I have realized this past week that my whole life completely revolves around the weather. I am totally obsessed with the weather channel and I am constantly checking the forecast to see what the next day's weather will be. I find myself planning things based soley on what kind of day it will be. The following comments inevitably come up in my daily conversations. "This weather has been so crazy lately!", "It's supposed to be 20 degrees on Saturday!", "Can you believe that it's 69 degrees today?", "I am so excited for spring - my life is going to be so much more exciting!", etc., etc., etc. I even asked my friend who lives in another state how the weather was there. I haven't talked to her in months and it was the first thing that came out of my mouth! YIKES!
Am I that boring? Why can't I think of anything more interesting to talk about? Is my life that controlled by the weather, that I have to discuss it with every person I come in contact with? Unfortunately, I have quickly realized that the answers to those questions are: yes, yes.... and yes.
There are several factors that I think attribute to this obsession. One being the fact that I live in NYC and I have to walk everywhere to get around. And another being that my 9 month old baby gets dragged everywhere I go so I have to be super conscious of his needs too. But I feel like it goes even deeper than that and the underlying factor is that I am getting old. Yep, it's a realization that I've been slowly coming to terms with ever since becoming a mother (which easily ages you at least 10 years in the first 3 months). Friday nights at home doing laundry, scheduled dates with my husband, dinner at 6:00pm sitting at the table, asking the neighbors to turn their music down... must I go on? Seriously, I feel like I'm just 2 steps away from the early bird special at Denny's and discount bus tickets! How do I slow this process down and stay young? I guess I could start by not talking about the weather with every person I see.
Wait, just one more time...
It was 68 degrees today in NYC! We spent the afternoon at the playground and had an amazing day. I even got to go running outside. "I'm so excited for spring - my life is going to be so much more exciting!"
(here's the forecast for the next 5 days in NYC, so I don't have to keep talking about it... Ugh! It's supposed to snow this weekend!?!)