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I ask because the winter angst is hitting me hard. Shane picked me up from work and I immediately burrowed under a blanket and refused to come out. I wouldn’t come out to exercise. I wouldn’t even come out for Taco Tuesday, not even when Shane offered to brave the cold for Sabor Latino takeout. I regretted it later when he was enjoying his tacos, but still couldn’t be convinced to come out from under my blanket until Shane consented to turn the heat up a few degrees.
I just can’t handle the cold. I can’t do it. I like all the things you do to avoid the cold, though. I like knee socks and hot chocolate. I like sweaters. I like cuddling under blankets in front of a fireplace. I like coffee, coffee with whiskey, coffee with Bailey’s, coffee with Kahlua, coffee with whipped cream. I like soup and oatmeal, though not at the same time. Most of all – perhaps more than any of these other things – I like taking baths.
So that’s what I did tonight. I took a long, very hot bath. I read the August issue of Bon Appetit cover to cover in an attempt to pretend that it was still grilling weather. I thought warm thoughts, and then I bundled up in my pajamas and read in front of the space heater.
What do you do to cope with the winter?