Sunday, February 12, 2012
Winter Comes (Briefly) to Oklahoma
The insulated overalls, which I love deeply, came from a local store called Sharpe's and are a boy's size large. Apparently women don't merit their own cozy insulated overalls. They'd probably come in pink anyway, so maybe it's for the best. Mud and cow manure don't look so good on pink. Then there's what I call a "neck gator," which can be used like a hat, scarf, or as above, for going around incognito. Sometimes you just want to take a walk without being mobbed by crazed fans (cows). Underneath it all are long johns, sweat pants, a long-sleeved t-shirt and two fleeces. It's a wonder that I can move at all. I could be down a long time if I fell.
This is how I've met the morning for the past couple of days as a very cold system moves through the state. The forecast is for more cold and - maybe our yearly ice storm - late tonight and into Monday. So I'll be gearing up again at least for another day. If you don't hear from me in a while, assume the worst, and send someone over to pick me up off of the ground.