I have decided that I want to become a “snowbird”.
Don’t know what a snowbird is? Let me explicate:
According to Wikipedia, a snowbird is “A snowbird is a term often associated with people who move from the higher latitudes and colder climates of the northern USA and Canada and migrate southward in winter to warmer locales such as Florida, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt of the southern United States, Mexico, and areas of theCaribbean.”
See, I already have part of it ready to go. 365 days of the year, I live in the Great State of Texas. Yes, it is great, but there are parts to Texas that causes me great consternation.
Example 1: I’ve decided, with the assistance of my go-to sources of all things medical WebMD.com, that I am by & large allergic to Texas. Summer months kill me. I mean, I am a walking whining snot factory, and let’s face it, that is not cute.
Example 2: Texas Summers make me want to shove my body into a freezer and/or become a hermit. I do not enjoy the feelings of knee sweat, nor do I relish the idea of nearly suffocating myself when I get into my car in the middle of the afternoon for the rest of my life.
Resolution: Work my ass off to get to the point where I can split my time between Michigan & Texas. Maybe get a little place on one of the real lakes (not man-made), embrace a Michigan summer and early fall (apple picking anyone?) and then haul ass back to Texas for the rest of Fall, Winter and early spring. It’s not a horrible idea, right?
Granted, there are some financial requirements that I’m working on. You know, the ability to own two houses, when currently owning one occasionally sucks my will to live. My simple plan is this: buy a lotto ticket. That surely will be the key to being able to afford to houses. My savings (heh) are less than stellar, but a goal is a goal, right?
In the meantime, I’m going to keep on working my big ole ass off in an effort to save some scheckles. Not sure when this will happen. Maybe I’ll start with a summer rental and see if this makes sense.
Maybe I will hate being in Michigan in the summer. I mean, come on, maybe I will miss 100 degree days with 80% humidity. Seems totally logical to me, right? Because this looks horrible…
So these are my deep thoughts I felt like sharing this morning. Deep might not be the right word, but it’s a word and I’m sticking to it!
PS- Amy B, I love you girl and thinking about you daily. Cancer sucks elephant balls and with your inner strength, determination and sheer will, I know that you will battle this cancer with grace and kindness.