It is true that you don't expect to move to Florida & get a major string of days with record-breaking cold temperatures. BUT, I am loving it! What I miss most about winter & Illinois is not feeling guilty about spending your entire weekend inside & never getting dressed because you're too cozy in what you went to bed in the night before. Here in Florida it's usually insanely bright, sunny & warm & I feel that I must get outside & enjoy the weather. And no, that is certainly not anything to complain about since I'd usually be stir-crazy by January when I lived up North, but once in a while it's great to have a change of scenery.
I've also noticed that Floridians can be really wimpy about the cold weather even though the majority have moved from the North & have dealt with FAR colder temperatures. It's 40 degrees outside; keep your children & pets inside! If you MUST venture out; make sure their heads are covered! Give me a break. People up North are far tougher! And again I will say, yes, I understand that you don't move to Florida & expect to be forced to handle the cold, but still! Use it as a reason to cuddle up inside, have a glass of hot chocolate with marshmallows, make some chili, watch a movie & huddle under the covers. Because come July, you'll be complaining that it's hotter than hell & wishing for cooler temperatures!
But, maybe it's just me? Maybe if I dislike insanely hot temperatures, I had no business moving to Florida; the Sunshine State! Where it's consistently 93 degrees & 95% humidity for four straight months. And maybe if I enjoy the cold so much, I should just move back to Illinois where I came from. Guess you just can't please this gal!!
Oh, well. Happy Winter!