Indian Summer ~~ Warm Weather Love


 

 

My Favorite Season is Summer. I can wear my skirts and dresses. I prefer light clothing and I can still show some skin within reason naturally. My hair grows faster in the summer and my skin is soft, smooth and supple. I’m enjoying this Indian Summer. Temps in the 60s & 70s. I feel great and I can still get outside and enjoy the weather on my days off. Last Saturday I was able to take a long walk through a local historic cemetery. (See the photos on my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy)

Spring, Summer and Autumn still provide the chance to enjoy nature especially flowers, trees, and greenery. New York City’s Parks and Botanic Gardens are an Oasis of green in the concrete jungle.

Summer and Autumn weather in New York is glorious. I love seeing people getting outside and enjoying everything New York has to offer.  This weather offers great opportunities to have fun and get in some exercise.

Winter is my nemesis. I’m allergic to wool. All my skin allergies act up in the winter. My skin actually peels off. Yes I can pull pieces of skin off my arms and legs. The itching is severe. The pain is awful. It feels like thousands of small needles are constantly sticking me 24/7.  Cold weather Torture.

Before I can leave the house I must slather on all type of oils, Shea Butter and lotions. Unless I apply Coconut Oil, Jojoba and Shea butter to my hair it will break off. Usually I cut my hair in the winter because otherwise it will in some cases either fall out or break off. Then their is my arthritis. Cold weather has caused my joints to lock up to the point where I can barely get out of bed and in worse case scenarios I miss work. And locked joints are extremely painful. Not a good experience.

Snow. Ice. Blizzards. Snowstorms. Neighbors, business & churches who refuse to shovel the snow or put down de-icer. Over the years several of my co-workers have fallen on the ice, been in horrible car accidents which force them to be out of work for months, broken bones to the point that one woman can no longer lift her arms above her head. So many have sustained injuries from falling on ice and snow that will never properly heal.

Below are photos from previous winters. Sometimes the snowstorms get so bad that the Mayor and Governor shut down all transportation.

 

 

Because of the nature of my job I along with everyone in Security and Custodial are expected to come to work no matter what type weather or natural disaster. Earlier this year I got docked one day because I could not get out of my house. My landlord did not shovel and my room-mate and I were trapped inside the house. You know I had to work overtime to make up that missing money.

So I don’t see why people get excited about winter or cold weather in general. Why would you want to fall on a patch of black ice and break your arms? Strange.

If I could drive I would retire to a warmer climate.  However once I do retire the good thing is that I will no longer have to navigate through snowstorms, ice storms and freezing temps.  Once I am able to retire I will just stay inside my house and hibernate.

No cold weather!

 

Let Indian Summer and Warm Weather continue!!

 

 

 

 

Uggs take the Ugh out of Winter Snow


 

 

Dear People of Australia,

Thank you for inventing Ugg boots. I have two pair. One that kept my feet warm but not so good in wet snowy weather and the other pair are the heavy duty water resistant ones that I’m making ample use of today since it is snowing like crazy here in New York City.

They are expensive but worth the cost. I’ve had mine for a couple of years and they are worth the overtime and extra money as they keep my feet dry and warm in these nasty NYC snowstorms. I was fortunate to get a discount as my girlfriend’s cousin worked for the Ugg Outlet/Warehouse so I did get a reduced price. She no longer works there so I got my Uggs right on time.

And Yes Your Girl aka Your’s Truly was out there shoveling snow. One of my many and varied NYC survival skills. I probably have the best arm muscles and biceps during the winter! Not so good for my bad back! Ouch!! Anyway I employed the push the snow method as opposed to lifting and throwing. Snow like the MTA NYC Transit System gives you unwanted and unplanned for exercise!! LOL!!

I know it is summer Down Under and I truly wish some of your warm weather could be transplanted to New York. I really despise snow but Hey it’s January. I live in New York and snow is what happens during New York winters.

Here are my Warrior Ugg Boots!!


Frozen for Adults ~~ Evil Attack Snowmen


 

This 2017 Nissan Rogue commercial is crazy funny. In fact as I’ve been flipping through YouTube there is a little game you can play where you either Dodge the Snowmen, Attack them and/or call for Reinforcements. Lots of Fun!!  Since I really loathe snow and Snowmen, except Frosty the Snowman but he’s a good guy, I was having the time of my life having the Nissan guys mow those Snowmen down especially that Mega-Snowman!

Get those Nasty Snowmen and Destroy Them!!!

Frozen for Adults ~~ Battle Style

 

Blizzard Blessings!


We might not be in control of Snowstorm Jonas but Janet Jackson​ is in Control of the Groove!!

Janet Jackson – Control

My landlord is digging us out now. My room-mate and I were literally trapped inside the house by snow! I tried opening the front door and there was a snowdrift nearly as tall as me! Anyway we should be Free soon. Thank God today is my day off! Yesterday I had to fling myself over a four foot snowdrift just to get onto my block and inside my house. Glad I’m in good physical shape. Guess now I qualify for the winter Olympics Snow Vaulting competition!! LOL!!

The snow is knee deep and in some areas waist deep. Yesterday I really got in my cardio and resistance training walking from East 84th Street to 86th Street CPW to reach the subway station! All the shoveling will prevent those dreaded bat wings that plague ladies of a certain age. Yes folks this nearly 57 year old middle-age Woman is now ready for an Iron Woman competition!

 

Now Gimme a Beat and Let’s Get into That Nasty Groove With SiStar Janet Jackson!

Nasty

 

Now for some BadAss Nasty Free Winter Verse for that Nasty Winter Snow Storm!

Winter Storm Tempest Rages creating Cathedrals of Ice and Snow. Worshipers rush through the Snowy sanctuary. Walls of white engage silent priests.

Stalactites and Stalagmites frozen ring in the frozen choir. Chill winds blow blizzard communion wafer pellets into exposed skin. Muffled voices murmuring against snowy silence. Snowstorm suspends civilization of modern man in its wake.

Father Winter and I are now one. Snow battered bodies blister in ecstasy. Gale force winds whip me Heavenly upwards to behold Glory.

BadAss Blizzard in Brownsville, Brooklyn


 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That are Cold

These photos were taken outside my home in Brownsville, Brooklyn. As you can see both my front and back yards are completely blocked by snow drifts. I had to dig a pathway to my front gate so I could get photos of the street.  And yes I actually had to climb over 4 foot snow drifts just to get to my front door after getting off the subway.  What an adventure!!  Snowstorm Jonas is the evil Jonas brother!! LOL!!