All anyone can talk about around here (besides the swine flu) is how cold it has been the last few days. I have been loving it.
It all started last weekend with crisp weather. You know, days that are sunny and look like they should be scorching, but they aren't. Instead they have this cool, clean feel to them. And the nights… perfect sleeping weather. Haven't had to have the air on or anything in weeks. It gets quite cool in the house with the wood floors, so bedtime is nice and cozy. Especially now that I have put on the matelasse to add another light layer to the bed. Ahhhh… I could spend all day (and night) in bed now. (Yes, Jim would say that is no different than any other time) but in the autumn I could just live in bed. Reading and snuggling.
When I am talking about how cold it is, that means a high of 14°C (or 58°F) today. I was loving it. I did get chilled (it is damp and rainy today), but I am happy to layer up in sweaters and stuff. Quite happy. And then I love when I get to mouth off to the locals who laugh when I am teased for being all layered up in the cold. They (wrongly) assume that this weather is nothing to a Northern Hemisphere girl. I just laugh and tell them I have thin blood – I was born in the South afterall!
p.s. I have learned one exciting thing since moving here. Almost everyone wears scarves around their necks. I can't remember when people in the Midwest would wear scarves, except during a blizzard. And then just rarely. But I am taken with the idea. You don't need as many layers if you are wearing a scarf around your neck. It really does keep you warm. Who knew???