The first few days of the new year have been very cold here, or cold for me. Remember, I like 90 degree weather and nothing makes me happier than long, hot, sunny summer days. For now, though, the days are short, the mornings dark, the ground covered in frost when I get up from a lovely night’s sleep. I oversleep on these cold mornings because it is so dark at 6 a.m. And cold. Did I mention the cold? I cannot rouse myself from my lovely bed.
But, rouse myself I must as there are tasks to accomplish. Oh, and the cats don’t let cold, dark mornings faze them.They believe early morning breakfasts should not be held up just because I want to snuggle down in the covers. Because of much banging around, I got up just past 6 this morning to tend to the cats’ needs while Terry remained in bed.
I did feel sorry for the cats as they had been inside for 24 hours because of a big storm that rolled through Thursday afternoon. Cold rain, driven by cold wind, fell all afternoon. When I got home from school I found five palm fronds had blown down, onto the driveway. I couldn’t get in the garage until I parked on the street and cleared the long, sawtooth fronds from the driveway and front yard. Fortunately, the rain started after I got into the house.
Just staying warm all day makes me tired. I’m sure that’s why I’m sleeping so well at night and unwilling to get out of bed in the morning. I was at my hairdresser’s on Tuesday. She has moved her salon into a converted garage at her in-law’s house. It’s in quite a posh neighborhood, and the conversion took one of the three garages on the front of the house. The heating/cooling is piped in from the house, but it’s not really sufficient to keep the room warm. I was so cold when I left and so happy I could turn the heat on high in my car. I have to remember to not make an early morning hair appointment during the cold winter months.