Oh wait, that might just be in the Pacific Northwest!
I walked to work today, braved the wind and the cold, and mostly, just had to since we are a three driver family with only two cars. I got to work with my bangs not too crazy, my skirt stayed modest (the wind has been playing havoc with my skirts) and a brisk, rosy cheeked, chill.
But when I left the office an hour later to run up to the hospital, it was a different story. It was raining. Heavy, splattering drops of rain. Totally do-able. Up went my trusty old umbrella and onward I trekked.....Only to get halfway there and the rain became less rain and more snow. Heavy, splattering, wet flakes of snow.
And it was cold! And the wind threatened to carry my umbrella off, but not me ala Mary Poppins, just the umbrella. Once inside the hospital I knew I had to go all the way back down to our office. It was snowraining even harder, of course, and the wind was blowing it UP into my face.
I made it to the office, papers only slightly damp, umbrella still in my possession, thankful for pencil skirts that don't flap around like a can-can dancer and a cup of hot coffee to chase the chill away.
The walk home later wasn't snowy. Just a dumping downpour of rain, soaking me to the skin.
Still glad I walked, though! Worth every wet minute.