Seriously! We are meant to have autumn to segway us from summer to winter. After an unusually long summer, with temperatures in the 30s until mid-march, and some glorious days after that, we are straight into winter, complete with hail, thunder, wind and temperatures in the low-teens.
In my thin wool cardie yesterday, I was shivering.
WHAT HAPPENED TO CARDIGAN WEATHER??!?!?!?
The sky today looks grey, leaden and angry. Yesterday, as the bad weather moved in, the sky was a mix of blue and cloud. Here is a cloud-specimen. It is a lovely cloud. Look:
But I am thoroughly a glass half-full kinda gal. This kind of weather is good for
- slow cooking
- wearing boots
- wearing wooly things
- wearing scarves
- wearing leather jackets
- bold lip colour
- going to bed early and schnuggling with my (very handsome) fella
- having the heater on full-ball and warming the tootsies.
- eating mandareenies to ward off colds (scientifically, that is crap. Avoiding colds is all about hand hygiene. Trust me.)
- drinking red wine in front of a fire.
- Planning holidays to warmer locales.
Yesterday, I had a 4km time trial at running group. The weather was crap, but the worst of the rain held off. I started back running training 6 weeks ago, and had a 4KTT then. In 6 weeks, my time had improved by 54 seconds. WIN. I am not about to break any land-speed world records but it is a WIN.
On Tuesday night, the fella bought around a bottle of red wine. It was a variety I had not tasted, dolcetto and langleis or some such. I initially moaned, saying "you KNOW I am trying to avoid wine during the week" but then I thought, well, nobody is forcing me to drink the stuff. So I had a mouthful to have a try, then took no more. WIN.
On a similar note, yesterday I knocked back post-lunch-dessert, of the warm brownie and icecream variety. Will save the yummies for the weekend. WIN.
Got a journal article manuscript back from the reviewers. Their comments were positive, and only minor changes need to be made before it can be published. To borrow the phrase from Smaggle, I have a writer-boner. It is great not to have my hard work trashed by a reviewer. WIN.
I have booked some leave the week before my conference. That means I go on leave in a month. In a month I am OUTTA HERE. WIN.
Have a great day. Stay at a comfortable temperature. Hope the wins come to you.