Monday it was at least 80 degrees here in Mississippi. Tuesday night the temperature was below freezing. The transition from hot to cold was not a smooth one. Tornado sirens woke us up Monday morning about 3:30, and I was really glad to hear them (often, we can’t hear them at our home) until I realized that the fact we were under a tornado warning meant I was going to have to take my baby out of his crib, the crib he has not slept soundly in all night for at least two months. I looked at him, sleeping so soundly. I looked at the window right beside his crib. And I cringed…but I knew what I had to do. I picked him up….he didn’t even wake up! In fact, he continued sleeping soundly in my arms for the next 45 minutes until the warning ended and I went to put him back down. He woke up then…and hasn’t slept soundly since! Good times.
Thankfully, the weather didn’t cause much damage near our home though in other places in the state it did. The change in the weather is a welcome one…we lit the first fire of the season Tuesday night. Nothing feels more festive than a warm fire and a Christmas tree, and nowhere but Mississippi has short-sleeved shirt weather one day and freezing, fire in the fireplace weather the next!