My Selfish Anticipation:
Warmth. I can’t even imagine it fully.
The temps these days are -17’C. to -2’C (2’ to 28’ F). And when the wind kicks in, it is even colder. The problem I face right now is that in my “new and modern” apartment with the new natural gas heating, the temperature inside my apartment ranges between 13’C. (55’F) and 15’C (59’F)! I don’t mind the cold OUTSIDE, but inside it is just too uncomfortably cold. While I love my new flannel-lined stretch jeans, one or two days with these temps is OK, but for any duration, it is no fun. I should be thankful that it isn’t freezing inside my apartment. One year, in an older style of building, I had an inch of ice inside the kitchen window! That was cold.
In a few short weeks, I will be headed to Thailand, for the annual snow-bird migration south. Right now in Thailand, the temps are 22’C. to 29’C. (72’F to 84’F). How do you pack for a temperature change like this? It is hard to imagine that it could possibly be warm enough to wear shorts, let alone a bathing suit! And how do you dress for the airport? Either way I look at it, I will be too hot or too cold. One year, I actually had a 35’C (95’F) temperature change in one day.
Regardless of the problems of how to pack and what to wear, I am eagerly anticipating getting warm.
For other Scribbles on anticipation, go here.