OTHER PEOPLE in Mexico give you sunrises over beaches and palm trees. Not me. I give you a sunrise through the kitchen window.
But that’s not the topic for today. It’s just decoration. The topic is long johns. I normally live through winter with thermal long johns under my jeans. I only take them off to bathe and switch to clean ones when needed. I have many pairs.
I do this because there is no reliable heat in the house. I never wore long johns in Houston where it gets colder than here, but I had central AC/heat there.
The date on which I don my long johns varies widely. I have pulled them up in December some years. That I’ve waited almost till February this year is a good sign. We’ve had only two light freezes so far. Knock on wood. I just did. My desk.
Part of my impetus is that I am fighting off a light cold that began about three days ago with that itchy feeling in the nose. I started overdosing on Vitamin C, which always seems to help if you catch it early. My kind reader named Creigh recommended zinc tablets. I ordered them about six weeks ago, and they’re still in transit.
They do me no good in transit. Alas, I ordered them from a Mexican firm that imports them from the United States when you order them. Better a Mexican firm that has them in stock. That’s what I will do in the future.
I also do a routine you may have heard of. Take a glass of warm salty water and snort it up your nose and out your mouth. Sounds gross, but it’s very satisfying. And it helps. A doctor told my mother decades ago that it was a useful thing to do.
Perhaps if I’d donned my long johns earlier, I would not be facing this problem.