Friday Five: Warming (Or Cooling)

  1. As the weather in the northern hemisphere begins to warm, how do your days and nights change? In general, I just spend more time outside. The longer hours of daylight also mean I’m more inclined to use natural light and not electricity during the day, plus the sun is actually up when I leave for work. And I can wear more fun clothes. And my hair gets lighter.
  2. In what way do your dining habits change as the weather turns warm? I eat healthier because when it’s hot and I get in from work, I don’t feel like cooking a hot, heavy meal most of the time. So I eat lots of fruit, salads, and light sandwiches. I went grocery shopping yesterday and had one of my lowest bills ever, in part because I bought almost all healthy foods–yogurt, milk, salad, corn on the cob, tomatoes.
  3. What’s the best thing unrelated to weather about the warm-weather months? Concert season!
  4. What are some strategies for dealing with those especially unbearable warm nights? I have air conditioning and am sensitive to cold. I sleep in flannel in the summer. I still have flannel sheets on my bed, although Pennsylvania’s been weird and we had some mornings below 30 last week or so. So generally, I don’t get unbearably hot, but I go for sleeping either naked or wearing as little as I can and giving up my beloved blankets. Paul once pulled a pillow out from under my head while he was mostly asleep and delirious so he could flip it to the cold side.
  5. What words of encouragement do you have for the you of six months from now? You’re not as shitty as people have made you out to be and have made you feel, and you know that. You’ll get your shit together, you just need time. In the words of Terra, keep on keeping on.
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