January has been absolutely beautiful here in College Station. With the exception of two rainy days (which I LOVED, by the way), we've seen sunny skies and temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees. The weather has been perfect for evening walks, afternoon trips to the park, snack at the picnic table, coloring on the patio with chalk, playing baseball in the backyard, opening the windows, and giving both the heat AND the air conditioning (and therefore my checkbook) a much-needed break.
Note: I am not bragging. I am simply trying to focus on weather "positives" so that come July, when I've just published my 17th post in a row about how I am actually dying from the Texas heat and how the swimming pools are full of sweat and how the only thing my kids and I do anymore is lay on the floor in the living room under the ceiling fan and cry, you will remember this post and won't ask me why I'm an ALWAYS-complaining Negative Nellie.
The weather has also been perfect for outdoor photography. There are still flowers blooming, and the berries on the bushes in front of our house are a glorious red. Here's a little glimpse into January in Texas.
Not too shabby, eh?