It's happening like it always does.
January rolls in with its short days that still aren't long enough for my taste. The fog and marine layer of clouds hang like a grey blanket that doesn't leave for days on end. The air is heavy with humidity making the 50 degree high for the day just not warm enough at all and leaving a chill in my bones. The annual rains come to make our hills their lovely winter green that tempts and teases the sun-loving gardener's soul even though I know that more frosty nights are on the way.
And that's when it happens.
I get Hawaii Fever.
It's a sickness that one only gets if one has been to Hawaii. So those who haven't been "exposed" need not fear.
Symptoms of Hawaii Fever include but are not limited to:
Symptoms of advanced stages of Hawaii Fever include but are not limited to:
Yup, I've got Hawaii Fever--just like I do this time every year.
It isn't fatal... even though it feels like it sometimes. ;)