RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

Feeling a bit wimpy

After reading about all of the snow in the region of my previous (well previous if you don't count the temporary housing for two months) residence, I'm feeling a bit like a wimp. Here I am sitting in my office wearing a heavy sweatshirt over a long sleeved shirt and not feeling all that warm (nor that cold). I wore this, however, since this morning's temperature in Oceanside was reported as an unseasonable 38 degrees (yes 6 degrees ABOVE freezing). Of course all I was wearing over this was a light weight jacket, hardly warmer than my windbreaker. (FWIW, the thermometer in my car said it was 42 when we left about 6:30)

On the other hand, I was genuinely chilled on Wednesday. But that may have had something to do with standing in the pouring rain for 15 minutes waiting for the shuttle bus that was running late, then standing in limited shelter on the train platform in the same pouring rain for another 10 or 15 minutes waiting for the train.

Of course there is also the fact that since loosing 70+ pounds between 2006 and 2008 (and only gaining about 6-10 of it back since) I've been more easily chilled. Often sitting in an air conditioned office after drinking a cold glass of water I'll find myself shivering quite hard until I put on a sweater. For at least a couple of years prior to 2006, I rarely wore my sweaters and sweatshirts in the Chicago winter, even with the thermostat turned down.

But, I still feel a bit wimpy wearing clothing this warm when I'm not having to deal with snow measured in, or nearly in, feet and sub-freezing temperatures and sub-zero wind chills.

In other, not entirely unrelated news, we heard yesterday that my In-Laws were near Albuquerque on their way to their winter home in Coolidge, Arizona (coming from Rockford, Illinois). They left on Wednesday in, or just ahead of, the snow. They should be fairly clear the rest of the way, and will make it on to San Diego (Oceanside) in a few days to join use for Christmas and then leave us childless for the rest of the vacation.

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