Not only that, but my school has gone to school when others have not. Tulsa...and the schools in the Tulsa area...have been out almost two full weeks.
Yesterday morning in the university town in which I live, it was -20 degrees. Yes, you read that right. There was a big 'ole minus (-) sign in front of that 20. That breaks the (decades old) record by 15 degrees. And that was real temps. That does not count wind chill. Let me just say, it was darn hard to get out of bed.
Especially when my bed has the cutest little snowmen flannel sheets on it. Not to mention a warm and comfy red and white quilt. I just wanted to snuggle further down in the covers. I certainly didn't want to get up and face the cold.
This is like the weather I thought I left behind in northeasternmost Kansas! What is going on? Our 12+ inches of snow have begun to melt today. The temps were back in the 40's. Last night Oklahoma even made the national news with our temperature swings......There was a town in Oklahoma that was even colder than ours. They registered yesterday morning at -30. Real temps. The forecast calls for temps in the 70's by Tuesday. And as the national news pointed out, that is a temperature swing of 100 degrees in just a few days. I'll go with the 70's any day!
Like Oklahoma's favorite son, Will Rogers said, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute."
Thank goodness it is warming up. Now maybe I can crawl out from under those flannel sheets!
(Sheets--Target--$19.99. Really. King-sized!!!)
(Notice the red bird on them???!!!)