SINGING THE WINTER BLAHS, OR HOW COLD DID IT GET LAST NIGHT?
Actually, the overnight low was 2 above zero, but the wind chill dropped that to somewhere between -10 and -15! Not that I went outside to test it. I did get up at 4:00 to let Mlle Renee out to water the lawn. That’s what happens when Renee doesn’t want to get out of a warm bed (mine) before turning in for the night. Anyway, she woke me up at four to open the door and let her out. I let her out, and before I could say “This floor is freezing! Why didn’t I put my slippers on?” she was coming through the sun porch door. (Why do they call it a sun porch in the middle of the night in the middle of winter?) Anyway, Renee beat me getting back to the bedroom, and was waiting at the door for me to turn all the lights off and get back to my bed. I think Renee must be a vampire dog, because she won’t go into my bedroom until I tell her she can come in. Then she comes in and waits for me to get in bed and pull up the covers before she jumps in and snuggle down. She’s a very welcome visitor on chilly nights. She doesn’t like to sleep under the covers with me, but prefers to sleep on a fluffy terry cloth beach towel I spread over my comforter. Also she snuggles next to my legs which she uses as a pillow for her head. She is probably the best sleeping partner with whom I’ve ever shared a bed. She doesn’t snore or toss and turn during the night.
To be honest, I’m not adjusting to the polar vortex winter we’ve been having. Tuesday I had to dress up like an Nordic explorer to trek to an appointment with my dermatologist. I wouldn’t think of cancelling because it took me three months to schedule it. Who thinks about frigid weather in November. But then yesterday, the temps moved into the upper 30s only to plunge overnight again. Tomorrow, the temp is going back into the 30s! And guess what? MORE SNOW!
And you wonder why I’m suffering and singing the winter blahs.