The last few days have been COLD where I live. Even so, I sometimes hate the many layers you feel like you need to wear in order to stay warm. Especially given the fact that it doesn’t really work. Have you ever noticed that? I don’t know… maybe I haven’t spent enough time outside lately to really appreciate what a coat can do for you. When I’m sitting in my car, it just seems bulky and overwhelming.
Which is why, I suppose, I debated whether or not to wear a coat this morning, even though it was around 10 degrees outside. I put on my hoodie and thought, “This should be enough.” I ended up throwing on the coat, and it wasn’t too overly annoying, but I’m still wondering why I even debated it in my head.
The other morning, I had to stop and get gas and fill a tire up with air. The wind was blowing and it was so cold, it almost felt like I wasn’t wearing a coat and a scarf and gloves… I guess that’s why it makes me wonder why we even bother.
I went to lunch with my daughter yesterday. The high was somewhere around 15 degrees, so I was all wrapped up and the only thing she managed was a long-sleeved flannel. I don’t understand how some people just walk through this type of weather like it’s nothing different and others of us struggle so much.
I sit in our house and freeze my ass off… Since I met my Fiance, I’ve managed to change the temperature he likes to keep it at by about 2 degrees. Last night, we were watching a movie, so I was in sweats and wrapped in a blanket. Which meant that every time I got up to do anything, I was shivering. He very kindly offered to turn up the temperature in the house, but I know him too well. He walked over and very gallantly raised it by one whole degree. I didn’t actually see what he raised it to, but I said, “You raised it one degree, didn’t you?” We were both laughing because that’s exactly what he did.
I truly am grateful for a roof over my head and a relatively warm house to be in. I’m thinking I may need to look into somewhere else to live in my retirement that is much warmer, although I have said multiple times in the last two months that I am never moving again. I guess we’ll see how much the cold affects that statement.
Happy Saturday, everyone. Stay warm out there!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January are both hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “coat”.