It’s wintertime and I’m cold. I will not dwell on that, though, because it’s important to me that I don’t complain all year long. Our summers in Orlando start in May and continue through October. By the time August hits I’ve just about had it with the stifling, unending, humidity and heat. That is the time that I will complain. And, I’ll continue to do so right on through October.
For now I will be brave through our grueling, semi-chilly, sunny January days. Days when the temperatures are so low that I am forced to wear socks. Days when I’m forced to use the seat heat in my car (though not the actual heat as that would be overkill). Days like today when I need to drink hot tea and sit by a fire for warmth as I write.
Oh sure, I could be outside. It’s not exactly frigid. But figuring out how to dress is confusing to me. It’s bright and sunny so I need my sunscreen if I’m in the sun. Plus, should I wear a heavy sweater or a long-sleeved shirt with a scarf? Perhaps a short-sleeved shirt with a heavier jacket would do the trick. If I go in the shade then I need another layer of clothes. Am I going to be active or sedentary? So many questions!
I choose to stay indoors for now. It’s simpler and far less distracting. Who can concentrate with the breeze making melody as it gently moves through the wind chimes? Not to mention the singing of the birds as they nestle in the trees. My orange tree is putting out buds and that alluring orange blossom scent is starting to fill the air, too. Florida winter! It’s calling my name and I must answer. Excuse me while I grab my sunglasses and head outside. It will be May before I know it.