From temperatures in the seventies in early October we plummeted down to the forties for two full days and nights and I finally turned the heat on. We had some low temperatures in September, but I just added layers of clothing and bedding. With 64 degrees being the warmed up house temperature, I still have to layer to be comfortable. With the heat now on indoors, and warmer clothes closer to the front of the closet, the light flannel nightgown ready for sleeping, the last thing to make it officially flannel season was to change the percale bedding for the flannel sheets and pillow cases. Now that has been done and the feather filled comforter spread across the foot of the bed, I am slowly succumbing to the onset of winter.
I’ve restocked the nearly empty shelves in the basement pantry, had the car’s oil changed, and done almost all the medical maintenance tests and visits that were essential, scheduled social gatherings and one more writers workshop in early November, so that when the harsh weather hits hard, a little rest at home will be appreciated.