Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Igloos

     When I was a kid, I was ALWAYS cold. Always. Because my mom would turn the a/c down super low until I could swear I was turning blue and freezing to death.

     I used to say she was an eskimo who lived in an igloo and that she should move up north where all the snow is.

     Meanwhile, she would say anything above 75 degrees was stupidly hot and that it was going to make her sweat to death.

     Now?

     Well now she has premature menopause and is wearing a jacket in 80 degree weather, while I suddenly find 80 degrees stupidly hot.

     Fate, what the heck though? Why'd you flip those tables?

10 comments:

  1. She doesn't have hot flashes? During the early day of menopause--I don't mean the history of menopause; I mean my menopause--I had hot flashes followed by chills. I wasn't chilly enough to put on a jacket, though. If I had, the hot flash would have come right back. I remember always being cold as a kid. My mom used too much AC for me, and my dad allowed very little heat during the winter. I froze for years, until I moved to Florida. Now the heat of summer keeps me warm all year. We get down to freezing temps occasionally during the winter because I'm in Northern Florida. I don't turn on the heat unless a certain guest visits. I use a space heater in my bathroom at night. It warms the bathroom, where Franklin likes to sleep, and warms my bedroom. During the day, I let the sun in. During the summer, I use as much AC as I can afford, which is not much. Now, the weather is ideal. It's 75 degrees at 7 p.m. The humidity is low. WDW and I sat on the deck yesterday and fussed over politics.

    Love,
    Janie

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh, look. I accidentally Love, Janie-d you twice. That's because I love you so much that all I can think is, I love my blog baby.

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    2. My mom has gotten hot flashes ever since she started her period because of having endometriosis, so they wouldn't be abnormal now. It is extremely abnormal for her to be cold. I don't know if she even owned a jacket or coat when I was a kid.

      75 is just about perfect for me too. That's close to how it is here right now. High 70's to low 80's. It's wonderful.

      But not nearly as wonderful as you.

      Love,
      Rachel

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  2. As I age I don't feel the cold as much as I used to pre menopause days, just saying
    Also I always use to wonder if a person lived in a Igloo how did they have a fire without it melting

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    1. That is a brilliant question. Let me google that.

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    2. This has the answer in a nice condensed form!

      funtrivia .com/ forums/ubbthreads.php /topics/96177/ Why_Don't_Igloos_Melt _When_The

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    3. That was interesting. I hardly ever get cold!!

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    4. Lucky! I live in Arizona and I'm still cold the majority of the time!

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  3. My daughter always told me I was trying to freeze her out. I kept the house at 68 so I wouldn't sweat to death.

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