The ice age came to Texas this weekend.
North Texas, where my mom lives, came to a complete stop due to thick ice on all the roads. Highways were closed and it was highly recommended that everyone stay put at home.
South Texas did not get any ice but we got temps in the low 30′s and real feels in the 20′s. Too cold for surfers. We hunkered down at home making chicken enchiladas, beef stew and watched Christmas movies.
I bundled up and got out for some runs on Friday and Saturday. Brrr, freaking cold.
Around mile 2 on my long run Saturday, I came across this little guy frozen on the sidewalk. With the temps going from warm to cold, warm to cold lately, the little creatures here at the coast are a bit confused so they are in and out of hibernation. Not sure how he ended up on the sidewalk but he was near dead when I found him. I tucked him in my glove and ran 4 more miles.
By the time I got home, he was moving and had some green color back. We made a little house for him with a reptile heater and within a few hours he was back to normal. Sorry for the blurry pic, but he was feisty!! We will release him in the garden when the temps climb back up. For now he is warm and eating wax worms in his cold front motel.
Bill is not handling the cold well. Day 3 into the snap he was shooting Mia’s hair bands at me like rubber bands, shuffling his feet on the ground when he walked just to get on my nerves, and annoying the dog.
December 8th and he is DONE with winter.
So we went sidewalk surfing.
This man could NEVER live anywhere north. The cold just doesn’t sit well with him at all. He gets antsy, pesky and if it goes on too long downright awnry. Here’s to warmer weather in the next week so for his sake….and mine!
Hope you all had a great, cozy weekend!