“Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

Happy Happy New 2018! It’s January and it’s cold outside 🌨☃️❄️!! I know when I complain to my siblings about how cold it is here in California in the Bay Area (in the 60s, 50s, 40s, and 30s), all of them shake their heads and roll their eyes🙄🙄🙄. Californians!  Is what my siblings are thinking and say to my FaceTime. They live in parts of the country where our cold temperatures are the equivalent to their “warm” winter temperatures.  One sister lives in Michigan where it gets below freezing often, another sister lives in Philadelphia where very cold and snow and sleet is normal, and my brother lives in Dallas where it’s bone-chilling cold. So when I complain about it being cold here in Northern California I don’t get much sympathy.  But feeling cold is a relative term really.  My in-laws live in tropical Kenya where it is warm all year, and to them temperatures in the 70s is cold!

No matter what temperature one feels cold at, what makes us all feel warm and toasty is a steaming bowl of soup 🍵. To all of you who are feeling cold out there, I am back to my Sunday Soup tradition 🍵 😋.  Starting tomorrow, every Sunday I will resume posting a Sunday soup recipe so we can all get back to giving our tummies a break and let it relax with a warm bowl of soup 🍵😊.


Life is Like a Soup
from hellopoetry.com

Life is like a soup.
Add a dash of happiness,
A pinch of anger,
A sprinkle of caring,
A smidgen of luck,
and a whole jar of love.

See you tomorrow with a soup recipe 🍵 .


13 thoughts on ““Baby It’s Cold Outside.””

  1. Hi Kalpana, Happy New Year! I agree that feeling cold is relative. I just got back from a 10 day trip to Accra, Ghana and I feel like my blood is thin and my tolerance for the cold this week is different. Meanwhile in Accra it’s the harmattan season and people sometimes wear jackets and sweaters and I can’t help but roll my eyes 🙄

    1. Welcome back from Ghana my dear friend! Oh that is so funny that you roll your eyes 🙄 at your family back in Accra at their “cool” temperatures 😀😀 which I found out is actually very pleasant weather during the Harmattan season – in the 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s. You did get me curious about what a Harmattan season is. I learnt something new today from your comment!

      According to Wikipedia “The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea. The harmattan winds, trade winds blow from the northeast accompanied by a fine dust of sand from the Sahara, that permeate the country during the dry season of December through February. The harmattan winds bring higher temperatures, low humidity and a coating of fine, sandy particles as they travel across the country.”

      I learnt that in some areas for days the sun can be obscured from that coating of dust particles in the air. So interesting!

      Happy New Year to you Stella and William! Wish you much health, peace, and happiness in 2018 and beyond! ❤️

      1. Dear Kalpana, Happy New Year to team Sheth and your families. You learned something from my comment because you are curious 🤔😊. Your research is spot on.👌

  2. I do not think of your area as the Bay Area. It really does get cool there, even if it is not as cold as other areas. I do not recognize your pictures, but the first one seems to be on the coast up north somewhere.

      1. Wait! What?! I thought you were in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada! You are in my neighborhood. I used to live near the top of Zayante Road! I am in Felton right now, at the bottom of Zayante Road! I thought that picture of the mountains looked familiar.
        I figured that the other pictures were somewhere else I just did not recognize where.

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