Well, it's official.....winter is upon us.
It's cold outside (now I've got that song in my head!) and we have snow. Mostly rain, but we have had snow. And it is extremely blustery outside. Time for me to hibernate I think.
I can't say I've ever liked cold weather. I've always had poor circulation, so my hands and feet have always objected. The rest of my body wasn't to keen on it either, but trigeminal neuralgia absolutely hates the cold. Even a blast of cold air from the freezer makes the pain worse.
I now have a lovely collection of hats, scarves, snoods and hoods to keep the cold off my face. Oh yes, I even have a tight knit, double layered, zip front balaclava. Only my eyes are exposed. (I don't suppose I would get very far if my eyes were covered!) Anyway, so far I have only worn it when going from the house to the car, then from the car to the house. I would need to pluck up a bit of courage to wear it in the supermarket. Or the bank. Actually, I don't think I'll ever chance that. The words balaclava and bank just don't seem to go well together.
As it is just now, I walk about holding my scarf over my face and have my hood up on my jacket. I do get some strange looks while walking about covering my face. But, hey, there comes a stage in your life when you have to stop worrying about people giving you strange looks. Maybe I should hang a placard around my neck to let the world know that I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, in case people think I am trying to hide my garlic breath or something like that.
I really don't intend on going out much through the winter. No matter how well covered up I am, I still need to breathe. That cold air shoots right up my nose and feels like electricity hitting my brain. Breathing through my mouth would be even worse.....so yes, I think it is time for me to hibernate.
Anyway, I really must go.....but baby, it's cold outside ♫♫♫