October Weather’s Getting Flaky

DSC02586.JPG It was some kind of crazy today when the clouds loomed dark over my building and the snow scurried past my window. Isn’t it supposed to be around 50 degrees in early-mid-October? And didn’t we just have 70 degrees a few days ago?

The rollercoaster weather is making me nuts this year. I never know what to wear, I end up with many layers of clothes on and the laundry piles up! Most mornings I bundle up and most evenings my coat ends up on my arm. Feels like I’m suffering from Multiple Clothing Personality Syndrome. Heating my house is another issue. If it’s warmish out, I turn the heat off and open the windows to get a nice breeze…but if I forget to turn it back on at night, I wake in the morning to seeing my breath expelled in a cloud before my face. Another example: last Saturday, I returned to my car in a Target parking lot only to find that the interior was hot. I clicked on the A/C to get comfortable. This morning, however, my car was like ice inside and I prayed the heat would come through the vent quickly. That dial on my vehicle’s climate control system has made great leaps to opposite ends of the hot/cold spectrum over the past couple weeks.

It’s funny to see how the weather has affected those around me too. Traffic, for instance, was a bear this morning on the cold wet roads and the ride home was even worse (even though I left early). I’ve also noticed more and more people at my workplace showing up to work later than they did say, a month ago. Coincidence? I say no. It’s harder to get out of that warm bed when it’s dark and cold out! The traffic can’t be helping the cause either.

Yeah, I’m a pathetic Freeze-Baby. I know I should expect the weather to be all over the board here. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never become used to it. The change of seasons is wonderful and all but I seem to get more irritated with the Minnesota weather as I get older. The magic of winter has lost it’s glimmer for me. I don’t play hockey or ski and I loath shoveling snow! Let’s hope this isn’t the beginning of my descent into owning a Lincoln, moving to a Florida condo and joining a Bridge Club. Egads.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mist 1 (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    Multiple Clothing Personality Disorder.

    That’s ridiculous. I love it. I think I have it too.


  2. Erica (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 8:19 am

    “The change of seasons is wonderful and all but I seem to get more irritated with the Minnesota weather as I get older. The magic of winter has lost it’s glimmer for me. I don’t play hockey or ski and I loath shoveling snow!”

    OMG, get outta my head! That’s exactly how I feel about it.

    And you’d think after all these years that I’d know how to dress myself in this weather and I’d at least have the layering thing down, but I wore a 3/4-sleeve shirt and a light jacket out the door this morning. I’m in denial. Or just that dumb.



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