Well where I live in east central Illinois there is definitely four seasons, I am not a big fan of hot humid weather, as it bothers me and I would rather stay in the air conditioning! I used to love winter but not here, when I lived in Alaska the winters were frigid and snowy but a dry cold! And Very Long! We usually got our first snow in September and our last snow in May or June! I actually liked the winters though, but I did not like the darkness, up in Fairbanks the sun would rise at 11 Am in the south east and would barely come up over the horizon and then set at 1PM ( I lived 4 years up there at Eielson AFB) one year we went 6 weeks with the high temp in the day only getting up to 30 below zero with the nights getting down to 55 below ( no wind chill either) one of the test that a bunch of us GI's had was to throw a hot cup of coffee up into the air it would hiss and steam and sizzle and it would all turn to Ice crystals before it would ever hit the ground! It had to be colder than 50 below zero to do that! The children would walk to and from school with flashlights and they would play outside for recess, unless it was colder than 20 below zero then they would have to stay inside!
But here in Illinois the winter it is a damp wet cold with plenty of ice! I don't like ice, I don't like winters anymore! I want my snow and winter starting on Thanksgiving Day and ending on New Years Day! Then I want Spring! and a short mild summer and a nice long crisp Fall! I think Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons with Fall being the best! I think Fall is a very melancholy time for me, it is sad to see the days get shorter and to see everything die and turn brown, but I do love all the colors of the trees and the crispness in the air! There is a sad but yet refreshing feeling about Fall I think! I don't know I guess I am just rambling now and should go to bed, I took a pain pill I hope it kicks in soon so my back will let me be able to sleep!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
Post Edited (White Beard) : 4/5/2009 12:39:26 AM (GMT-6)