Well, it’s happening. Winter is coming. (Giant groan) I hate winter. I spent today literally wrapped up in fleece trying to stay warm and dry. Saint John is such a soggy city. It rains more than anywhere I’ve ever lived.
I’ve broke out all my ugly fleece pants. Today I’m rockin purple ones. I’ve had the space heater going all day trying to get the dank out of our tiny apartment. I spent the day flipping between two different books I am reading simultaneously, Doctor Sleep and Revival both by my idol- Stephen King. The only man I allow in my bed.
Everything hurts; right down to the joints in my fingers. FML
To top things off I am in the beginning stages of menopause. I know it’s menopause because I go from mellow to bitch in under 3 seconds. I just want to strip off all my clothes no matter where I am and just beat on and berate the next person I see in all my naked glory. I’m also an emotional mess. Old episodes of Sex and the City has left me crying all over myself after blowing through two rolls of toilet paper. When does this stop? How long will I be a surly, sweaty, crying mess?
Other things I could do without are as follows:
Cruise Ship Horns– We live in a port city and all the big cruise ships park just a couple of streets down from where we live. I can actually see the ships in great detail from my bedroom window. You can only imagine how loud those horns are or how many teas I’ve spilled down the front of my shirt when they unexpectedly blow at any random time of day.
Slipping on Wet Leaves– It has begun. I slipped yesterday on a yellow maple leaf. It’s much like slipping on a banana peel only far less amusing.
Everything Looks Dirty– It’s amazing how sunshine and greenery can clean up a city. I love where I live in the summers, but come the fall everything looks dirty, ugly and depressing. I am ready for Arizona. Oh God I wish I could winter there.
Even the People Start to Look Dirty– In the summer, people walk by smiling, carrying their summer beverages, giddy and laughing. I have developed “street friendships” with many of the other dog owners so it’s normal to stop and chat. Now it’s people trying to stay warm and dry. They quickly shuffle past you, no smiles, no Hellos, just a person trying to get where they gotta go dragging an unwilling dog behind them. It’s like everyone gets a little less friendly as the weather changes.
Pain, Pain and more Pain– I have crippling arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I’m like Dr. Jekyll/ Mr. Hyde comparing summers to winters. I know it’s not winter yet but the “in between” seasons in Eastern Canada is basically our rainy seasons. When winter ends, it rains until summer, when summer ends, it rains until winter. Our year looks like this:
Rain > 2 weeks of a “Spring” > Rain > A little “Summer” > Rain > Cold as shit > Rain > Winter (also cold as shit)
I’m going to need more Tylenol. Also, why don’t they make heating pads larger? Like full body length?
The season changes always result in a week or two of insomnia, headaches and bouts of crying. How do you deal where you live? Is it warm where you are? Can I come live with you until our 2 weeks of Spring arrives?
In the meantime,
Live Humbly, Be Charitable, Live Graciously,
*Photos are my own