Monday, February 9, 2009

Land Of A Thousand Layers

Now that I'm old and bitter and cantankerous, I've discovered that I hate winter a lot more than I ever did before. (I used to LOVE it!)
I've discovered the comfort of layering.
You start with one shirt, then put on another over it, and another, and another, and just keep right on going until you are almost sphere-shaped. It's worth it, though, because then you can ward off frostbite and hypothermia and all those other things that make it harder to hold onto chocolate chip cookies.
Heck, wear everything you own. At the same time.
Homeless people have been doing this for years, and I'm just now figuring out their great wisdom.
There was one day, a couple weeks ago, when I was so cold I wore six layers.
Eight, if you count underwear and the winter coat.

Today, it was actually perfect (52 degrees F). This is right in my comfort zone.

I'll be so glad when spring gets here, so I can start complaining about all the rain and mud instead.
Then, when summer arrives, I can complain about the heat and humidity.
I can't think of any autumn things to complain about, so that might just be my new favorite season.
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7 comments:

Jamie said...

Hate heat, hate cold, Spring is wet ... Autumn is very very good and wears well year after year.

Da Old Man said...

Autumn is good, but things start to die, and reminds us that winter is coming.
Spring, while moist, is the spirit of renewal. The days get longer, warmer, and better.

maryt/theteach said...

Or "Tales of A Thousand and One Layers." Great post Janna! I like Autumn too! Happy MM! :)

whall said...

I don't find you bitter. More salty-sweet. With a hint of nutmeg.

Janna said...

Jamie: I agree!

DaOldMan: If, by "moist," you mean "sloppy and muddy like a pig sty in a tar pit," then yes.

TheTeach: 1001 layers are for when the wind chill gets below -50.

Whall: And garlic!

Travis said...

I think it's because autumn is two seasons back. That's why you can't think of anything to complain about.

Winter is now.

Spring is next.

And we know that summer just sucks for you.

So autumn is perfect, at least for a couple more months.

Janna said...

Travis: The only "bad" autumn thing I can thing of is the smell of burning leaves. But even that's not so bad. :)