Remember when I wrote that post about how wonderful Autumn is and how the season just makes me happy? Well, that was before the cold came. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still loving the fall colors, holidays, and football games, but with this magical season eventually comes a change in temperature. Being a Dallas girl, I’m used to mild temperature changes that happen subtly and over time. For example, my mother told me today that the high temperature in Dallas is going to be around 85 degrees. The high in Dublin today is 45 degrees. Yep, 45 degrees.
Gone are the days of light jackets, windows open, pleasant outdoor runs, and sitting on the patio at our favorite restaurants and pubs. I look at pictures of my friends back home in tank tops and dresses sans cardigans. I read a Facebook status of one friend that said she was going to wear her boots to commemorate the start of fall. She wore them with a strapless dress. Here, we’re in heavy jackets and pea coats. I’m wearing my boots with heavy socks over a pair of jeans. I rarely leave home without some sort of scarf, and these scarves are thick. As for gloves, I now have three pair. We’ve shut all our windows and turned on the space heaters in every room. And you know that feeling when it’s super cold and you’ve just stepped out of the shower? That happened yesterday.
It’s only October, which means the temperature has no where to go but down from here on out. Soup is sounding good and I’ve traded in white wine for red. My moisturizers are going on a little thicker and I’ve started lounging around the apartment in sweatshirts. Sigh. When I come home for Christmas, the temperature will probably be around what we’re experiencing now. This is about as much grumbling as I’ll do, though. I’m going to make the most of this cold season and wear my favorite scarves, jackets, and sweaters. And for my birthday, Matt and I will just have to take a trip to a spa resort in Kilkenny, complete with saunas and jacuzzis! 🙂