Thursday, October 7, 2010

Erratic Weather

October is so moody this year. Two weeks ago we were loving the 80 deg days. Last weekend we woke to 45 deg weather, and felt as if we were freezing until the sun rose to its height and warmed the day into the high 60's and 70's. Today is started at 45, but is predicted to be 82 deg, where it is said to be all the way into next week.

I have no doubt that these fluctuations in temperatures contribute to the victims of the flu. How does one decide what is the proper outfit to wear in such weather? I guess the best way to deal with this is to layer clothing, shedding as the day warms. I keep a jacket in the van, as well as my sneakers with socks, just in case my body feels the need for more than my flip flops and short sleeves.

As much as I love the Fall, I really do appreciate more even temperatures. I like to know what to expect, as my own physical thermostat is thrown off rather easily. I feel heat and cold more extremely than most people appear to. A comfort zone, for me, is a special thing to find on a 'good' day, not to mention one that fluctuates 30 to 40 deg. in hours.

There's not much I can do about it, so I guess I'll just hush up and go search for something that I can layer together, peeling them off, one layer at a time until 4pm, when I start putting them back on. Whatever your weather today, enjoy your day, and rejoice in the fact that you are alive and have the freedom to enjoy it or complain about anything...including the weather!