It is predicted that tonight’s weather will get down into the 20′s here in Northern California and we should cover plants and be prepared for freezing. Right now, the sun shines brightly, with a slight cold breeze.
My thyroid condition keeps my body temperature below normal, so I am always cooler than the rest in a room. This type of weather chills me to my cells and depresses me as the third pair of socks on my feet although create a thick layer of cushion, does not keep me warm.
Often, I am forced to take hot showers to bring my body temperature up so that I can feel the actual temperature in a room. I am often shocked at how warm I have the house, but my body temperature does not heat up to match it. This is one of the areas guys I have dated just don’t understand when I tell them I am cold. They look at me like it is typical for a woman to have this complaint, and shrug it off as if putting on a sweater or pulling on a blanket fixes it, when it rarely does.
I am puzzled by their lack of compassion and understanding that having a low body temperature and being cold isn’t pleasant, and can be exhausting. A fast running metabolism is warm and high energy, so what do they think is happening if I am cold? I have yet to meet a man that is kind and helpful when I say that I am cold. What is it with men when they hear a woman say that she is cold?
This is the main reason that I love warm places, especially the tropics. I love being warm all the time. My dream is to live someplace warm, near the ocean, where I can have my windows open and the smell of flowers fill the room. People often think California is warm. This part of Northern California is not warm. In fact, those of us that grew up here laugh at the people who buy air conditioners, as we have no more than maybe 13 “hot” days a year. We are foggy and windy a great portion of the time, and our summer doesn’t begin until late July and lasts to mid-October.
So, I have logs for a fire, and shortly will go out and cover my plants for tonight, but for this winter I have started to write the children story that has been rattling around in my head for so many years now. It will be my winter project to distract me from the cold. It also means from time to time I may not be writing as much here, depending on how well I can balance it all with work and Brian.
I will still occasionally need to get my ramblings out of my head so that I can get to my story plot, so I will come here and unload those thoughts, just like today when the cold was beginning to bug me. My nose and ears are ice cold right now.
I wonder if I was a dog in my past life.
Does Hashimotos disease make you cold too?
Until next time-