Yesterday morning I had a chill that I couldn't shake. After a while, I turned up the heat, wrapped myself up in sweats and a throw, packed warm doggies around me, and I was eventually OK. I wondered for a while that it was an indicator that I was getting sick. The rest of the day was fine.
I woke this morning, got up, and as I sat with a cuppa, reading email, I noticed that I was chilled again. I turned up the heat immediately this time, and I'm comfortable. But I'm wondering what the heck is going on with my body.
Since I don't tolerate being too warm, I keep my thermostat on the cool side in the winter. Night time, my thermostat is at 64°, the window is cracked at least a couple inches, and I sleep well, with as many blankets and comforters as it takes to feel snuggly. The thermostat kicks up to 68° about 6:00 AM so the house is warm when I get up. I know for some, that isn't warm enough, but for years, that has been my personal comfort zone. If I'm doing hard work during the day, I move it down to 66° or even 65°, but I'm comfortable at 68° during the day for most of my activities. Well, usually.
I'm wondering if my internal thermostat is changing for some reason. It has been only two days, and I won't reinvent the comfort chart until I see if this is going to last. But for goodness sake, I hope I find what is my "new" temperature soon! I hate feeling like this.
I wanted to paint on my table today, but the high is going to be just 59-60°. Maybe I can. I'll give it another hour or so and see how it feels out there. I'm almost done with the underside and legs. I want to get them finished so I can stand it up and begin the all important top, the design. If I'm able to work today, it will be ready for that tomorrow. I'm just so eager to get it done!
I'm going to finish up today on getting the winter clothes all washed and in the closet. Much of the summer wardrobe is already packed. Obviously, as you read above, my summer is over! I've kept out a key few items for the trip to Tucson, since it will still feel like summer to me when I get there. I actually keep out a few lighter-weight items through the winter, anyway, since our winters are mild enough that a few times in the season I need some short sleeves for comfort.
And on that note, I'm going to go and do exactly that!