I had a little bit of an epiphany yesterday… or a blonde moment – you decide.  So, I’m planning on studying abroad for the spring semester, right?, which means I’ll be over in France from January to May. 

Now, here, in my amazing and wonderful current city of residence, Norfolk, Virginia, it snowed a good few inches over the weekend and hasn’t gone over 40*F in the past 4 days.  It’s been a living hell for me.  When I consider 60*F with a wind a chilly day, you can imagine how I fared these past few days.  It’s a miracle I’ve survived, really.  Thank god it’s going to warm up to a whopping 45*F by tomorrow; and then it’s supposed to be a high of 60-something on Wednesday.  Hallelujah!  I’m so over wearing 5 layers of clothing (literally) to stay warm inside my dorm.

Now let’s take a look at the average temperatures from the three cities I’ll be applying to study in:

Caen: Jan (43*F), Feb (43*F), March (47*F), April (49*F), May (55*F)

Aix-en-Provence: Jan (45*F), Feb (47*F), March (52*F), April (57*F), May (65*F)

Rennes: Jan (44*F), Feb (44*F), March (48*F), April (51*F), May (58*F)

**And this isn’t taking into consideration the entire month of December Mackie and I plan to be walking around Europe.** 

Why???  Maybe next spring will be the year Europe has a freak heat wave and temperatures will be in the 60’s and 70’s all through the winter.  It could happen, right? … Right?

I need to do some serious research on fleece-lined leggings, knee-socks, and thermal long-sleeved shirts.