The *S* words

September 5, 2008 at 9:27 pm 1 comment

All I want is to be comfortably warm. 

Not hot.  Not cold.  Just comfortable. 

Is that too much to ask?

Suddenly everyone except me is saying “Oooooh” and “Aaaaahhh” with great enthusiasm.  People are tired of summer and seem thrilled that fall is here.  I am less than thrilled, however.  This change of seasons has launched me into a phase where I am constantly doing one of two things: sweating or shivering. 

Today, for example, it was about 80 degrees. I walked outside and sweated. As I write this, it is 64 degrees. Just now I went outside and shivered.

I’m starting to understand why my mom wears 3 layers of clothes.  She starts in the morning with a gown, then she puts on long pants and a T-shirt, then she puts a jacket or sweater on over that.  As she warms and cools—sometimes every hour, other times every few minutes—she peels off layers or wanders through the house picking up and putting on layers she shed earlier.  🙄

I suspect Mom doesn’t look in the mirror very often or she would know that all of those layers look ridiculous. 

But the season is just starting, and I’m already tired of the *S* words. I think I’ll go dig around in my closet for more clothes—and put masking tape on my mirrors.


Entry filed under: Menopause ALERT.

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  • 1. Susan  |  September 6, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    This is why it takes forever for me to put away summer clothes. I need them well into fall and beyond. Same thing happens in reverse at the end of winter. I don’t remember these problems in the city. I think it’s different there.


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