{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, recently you surprised me with a half eaten chocolate bar. Some people might find this offensive, but I knew it was because you didn't want me to miss out on it's chocolatey awesomeness. Your self-control amazes me. Dear Oklahoma, parts of you are forecasted to get snow today. If possible, please send some to Texas on a flying saucer with a side of eggnog. Dear Homies, what are you doing Monday, December 20th from 7-9pm? Hopefully hanging out with us at one of our favorite places in Dallas! More details to come ... Dear Husband, yesterday we got to ask for each other's forgiveness at least a half a dozen times. Sharing hurt feelings and disappointments isn't always easy, but it often reminds me that marital oneness is worth fighting for. Love you more than 5 hours of consecutive sleep and expensive chocolate.

Speaking of snow, would you rather live someplace warm or cold? While I'm pretty sure Husband would choose to live in an igloo, I'm afraid four years of college in Indiana ruined me. Show me the sun!

35 comments:

brlracincwgrl said...

I love this! I love that the both of you ask each other for forgiveness. I'm going to start your "Tuesday Questions" tonight!

It's 6 degrees here (KY) this morning with snow on the ground! Brrr!

Kim said...

I've lived in Illinois and Colorado. I promptly came back to Texas. Cold weather = no bueno. Show me the beach anyday.

addison said...

my husband and i live in pensacola, fl where the weather is warm and the beaches are gorgeous. anytime you need some sun come on down, there'll be a beer waiting!

courtney7880 said...

And it's white chocolate! That is speaking my language!

Ingrid @ thesunnyside.me said...

so.cal girl here...since 81' and love the warm sun. grew up in sweden and so have a big appreciation for the sunshine. my parents moved back to sweden so we still get our dose of the swedish winters when we visit. my husband and i were in laguna at the tidepools last week watching the dolphins swim by and about 50+ brilliant red star fish. God is so amazing to create them. sunshine with cold crisp air!

DeeDee said...

For some reason today's letters have me wearing a huge grin. I'm about to head off into the negative 30 degree Celcius (sorry I don't know what that is in Farenheit) wind and snow here in northern Canada...but I love it. I love the sun and sand when I get it too, but there is something about the cold that makes me sing.

Hope you have a wonderful day!
DeeDee

Jess said...

I would choose snow 9 days out of 10. It's my fave! Good thing we moved to Colorado:)

Love your letters, Em. I love how real they are.

Darla said...

WARM!! My husband is from Minnesota and I think it is miserable there!

Kimbojamma said...

You know, I moved from Omaha, NE to OKC partly because I hated the cold, humid, brown days of winter (also partly because the people are nicer in OK...no offense, Nebraskans) and it was lovely for the first 3-4 years. I guess I then got acclimated and now I think the summers are WAAYY too hot but I LOVE the winters. How is that for a fickle girl!!

Michelle said...

Warm...definitely some place warm. Even at Christmas. I think maybe I should turn in my Canadian passport - I'm not very gracious about shovelling snow and scraping car windows in winter. To be perfectly correct, though, we have as much warm weather as cold it's just December to February SEEMS so cold and snowy.

ZigZagKitty said...

I DEFINITELY like WARM. My husband is the "polar" (haha) opposite. I work at a camp every summer, and I tell him that if he comes out there I will make his camp name "polar bear" due to his tendencies to enjoy 55 degree weather with shorts and flip flops. Strange man. I can't wait until we move to Pensacola (where my family-in-loves live), because it's warmer than where we live now...although being just northeast of Birmingham, AL is pretty far south, on days like today I realize it's just not south enough. BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

Kym said...

Thunder and lightning here in Seattle. Im thinking Id rather be somewhere where it snows.... With a side of tropical vacation every once in a while.

CAW said...

Warm!! Oh gosh I wanna come hang out with you and your awesomness on the 20th- I will be christmas caroling at the ronald mcdonald house int he SC

Emily said...

Ah Indiana winters! I'm in college in Indiana and right now it is below zero with 4 inches of snow. Don't you miss it?

Malsi said...

I'm in Indiana now. It was 1, 2, 3 degrees when I left for work this morning. Cannot wait to be back in the warmth, blistering heat>immediately frozen tootsies

Kristin said...

I'm just south of OKC and we got about 5 mins of good snow. Melted as soon as it hit the ground. :(
I would love to live at the beach AND in the CO mountains. I love both.

Jennifer K said...

Bring on the warm sunshine baby!! It is already so freakin' cold here (Nebraska). Luckily I'm headed to warm sunny Phoenix for a long weekend tomorrow.

I hope you get to see some snow.

Don Dinnerville said...

First of all - LOVE white chocolate, though you have to be careful if you're eating it in the snow lest it disappear when you drop it.

Secondly, my Monday night group moved to Tuesday night for the week of the 20th, so I'm pumped that I'll be able to hang which ya.

Lastly, I think I'd have to choose cold weather, but would you let me stipulate that it needs to be near a snow-covered mountain?

Katie said...

COLD! We live in northeastern British Columbia and when God says go, we'll be moving farther north to Whitehorse in the Yukon. Then maybe Alaska someday? I've never liked heat - 70F is about as warm as I like it. I grew up in Seattle, though, so I guess I'd take snow or sun over rain. Yes, it really does rain a lot there. It's not a myth.

bonjourvictoria said...

oh Loerk-anator. you know the thetas will be in dallas on the 20th. screaming with glee at your beauty! just kidding. kind of. :) ps hope its okay that i made you a nickname.

Lima said...

After 1 1/2 years being in Indiana, I'm heading back down to Texas. The funny is before I lived in Texas, I lived in New Hampshire for 5 years.

ps-One of my students was educating me about the dorm life here at Taylor. It's a whole different world.

Amanda Moury said...

Asking for forgiveness always makes me feel good :)

PS - I wrote a "Today's Letters" inspired post at my blog today! I'm just a beginning letter writer, and I hope my husband loves it :)

Jessica said...

Give me some sun! It's 21 here today and my feet are freezing!

Grace @ Arms Wide Open said...

most definitely WARM! It's 66* here and i'm freezing!

Also? we share our chocolate bars too. Tastes better when shared :)

Tyroch said...

Cold, rainy, and cloudy - I think I should move to London.

Kendra said...

I love warm warm warm! I grew up in california. Now I live in Utah "the greatest snow on earth"

Han said...

Bedford, UK is a bit of both summer it reaches the mid to high twenties (celsius that is lol so about 50-60F) in the winter it's usually around 0 (32f) but this year it's been really cold - it hit -14C in Kettering which is about 25-30 miles north of Bedford.

I like the cold and snow when i can stay inside or if I go out it's to enjoy it rather than to drive to work.

Sue said...

I love WARM!
But I live in the North East of England, where it's usually cold...and at the moment we have lots of snow :-( It's no wonder I love holiday-ing in California so much.
Love your blog by the way ;-)
xo

shoutingforha said...

I was born and raised in Colorado love the cold. Even after living in Tennessee for sixteen years, I still can't get used to the horrible heat and humidity in the summer. It is torture!

Megan said...

The husband and I are living in England for a year (both Southern California natives)...we have been here just over two months thus far..It started snowing two weeks ago...and every time i wake up and look out the window a little part of my soul dies.

That may be slightly dramatic. True, nonetheless.

nannette said...

Calif. lady here. Warm! Looks like you are doing well in the voting so far! Yeaaaaa. Hope you are feeling better. Marriage is worth it, so glad you too have chosen to put in the work!

Today's Letters said...

brl, how did your tues questions go? so happy you have snow. but 6* is chill-to-the-lee.

kim, i love the snow, but i agree with you that i'd rather be hot than cold any day.

addison, don't tempt us! we know of your mad bartending skills.

courtney7880, white chocolate = true love. i used to only eat dark, now i can't get enough of white!

ingrid, loved hearing about your time in laguana. so thankful twinner lives in cali so we can get our west coast fix.

deedee, northern canada? you are brave! are you in yellowknife? i've always wondered who reads us way up there.

jose, i love it that you and mike ended up in the mountains. 5 dollhairs says you rock your baaackpaaack left and right up there. miss you*

darla, minneapolis IS cold. i have some friends who lives there and i'm not sure how they do it.

kimbo, it's funny how our bodies can shift in toleration. i used to feel like i would die if it was over 90*. now if my shoes are sticking to the pavement on my runs i'm not happy.

michelle, o canada! our home and native land! you guys are dominating the blog today.

zigzag, the other day tim left the house in shorts to go hang christmas lights. it was 50 degrees! boys ...

kym, if anyone can live on a glacier for four months and then spend a few weeks in hawaii, it's you and d!

caw, why does sc have to sit to the right and texas at the bottom?

em, i'll never forget my first indiana snow storm. the drifts were so high it locked us in our dorms until someone could come and bury us out. great for fort building, not fun to walk across campus in. YOU CAN DO IT! ps, where do you go to school?

malsi, does your snot freeze as soon as you walk outside? that's when i know it's time to hibernate. (you too are brave for enduring indianer's winters).

kristin, 5 minutes of snow! wish it could have lasted long enough for a snow angel. i'm with you on the whole beach mountains thing. ideally i'd like both!

jennifer k, another cornhusker commenting on the blog today. two points and a side of kool-aid for you.

Today's Letters said...

neighbor, so glad you're coming! we're posting more details w/i the next couple of days. stay tuned. ps, agree 100% with your stipulation.

katie, you might get the award for our most northernest reader. yukon? you must be a penguin.

bonjourvictoria, can't wait to see you and your posse! i will teach you how to throw leg kicks and fist pumps in honor of all girls theta. loerkanator.

lima, it is indeed when it's -15 and it's so cold your face feels like it's burning. i'll never forget some of the fun things we did at olsen hall during j-term. you can't help but stay inside!

amanda, i loved reading your letters :) watch out, those things can change a life you know.

jessica, nothing worse than cold feet and a cold nose! i highly recommend wrapping woobie around yoru head so it looks like you're trapped in plastic.

grace, everything tastes better when shared! husband is always mindful to bring me home things he wants me to try. food in his pocket is not an understatement.

tyroch, really? i just learned something new about you. i think you should kick off tomorrow's letters as soon as you move to london. (ps, process this decision with your community. i have a feeling they wouldn't let you leave the state of texass).

kendra, i'd prefer the slopes of utah over colorado anyday. honestly some of the best skiing i've ever done!

han, i had no idea it got so cold in the uk. esp your summers ... they are so mild!

sue, thanks for commenting on the blog! how bout you come to texas sometime and we'll go to the uk. just like the holiday. deal?

shoutingforha, you are right about colorado summers being most divine. no humidity, warm sun, and blue skies. i love it there!

megan, i think i'd walk around the house in my rainbows and bikini just to remind me of home.

nan, we're convinced we have the most loyal and faithful readers out there. their voting skills are top notch! xoxo

Teresa said...

As long as I can have both, or one or the other - I'm happy.

If I find myself too hot or too cold, I picture a time when I wished the opposite would be true and I relish the warmth/cold.

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Just happen to stumble onto your site today as it was mentioned in a tweet. So glad I found it. This is completely and absolutely wonderful! Makes me appreciate all the little things :)

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