GOOD MORNING WORLD
This morning I woke up at alarm time and stayed in bed as I normally do until the hustle of going to work is passed. I was feeling the cold outside of the blankets. It was freezing in this room. I love to sleep in a cold room and believe for the first time in a long time I had actually had a decent night’s sleep. When I got out of bed at my normal time I checked the temp in the room and it was 52*. When I opened the shades there was frost on the inside of the window. It was cold and outside of the blankets it was uncomfortable.
I have been dealing with symptoms of stuffy head, nasal congestion and coughing lately. I have no idea where I got the germs that created these symptoms. I only know I have them am not naming them as I do not want them to feel comfortable enough to hang around. Not working as they are hanging around regardless.
All of this is to make the statement that I am feeling the cold more this year than in years past. I am wondering why this is? Is it age? Is it the symptoms and will pass? Is it colder outside? I mean 52* is 52* is it not? Not much has changed except I am not eating many carbs – like pasta, breads or alcohol – these days as I feel better physically without them. Could it be that food is making me cold? I have no idea though watching squirrels put away food for the winter gives one pause. Bears eat tons before they go to hibernate. Who knows and I am really not interested. I simply know the cold is bothering me this winter.
The problem is that for as long as I can remember I have been hot in body temperature. I am certain that has to do with age and stage of life. I do not like being hot. I am uncomfortable. I compensate for heat out of doors or in buildings by dressing cool most of the time!
I wear sandals all year long. My Clark sandals are comfortable and have been acting as a thermometer. When it is warm out they are open toed and cooling. In the winter many buildings or people have their homes warmer than I like and the open toes keep me cool as well in this time of year. Even in snow I wear sandals as I am usually only going from the car to a building. I do have boots in case I need them though can count the times I have worn them on one hand.
On top of the shoe issue, I am more comfortable in cropped or capri pants that come above my ankle. Again it is a heat issue and I am more comfortable in the shorter less covering on my legs to keep me cool. I do not own many full legged pants.
The revelation in all of this is, that for the first time in years, I am faced with buying shoes and long pants. I am at a loss. This may also have to include a sock of some sort.
Now in the scheme of things in this world this is not a huge deal. For me it is a wee bit traumatic as I really am so comfortable having free ankles and feet. Perhaps a clog, I used to wear them, is a compromise? Perhaps a skinny sock will allow shorter pants and not look to funny? Perhaps this cold feeling will pass when the symptoms go? Perhaps I will finally have to face the fact that I am an eccentric old lady and simply deal with this quietly? Who knows?
I can only take comfort in the fact that though I am dealing with the physical cold issue be it temperature or germ, I still have a very warm and whimpy heart!
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…..