It was a cold 25 degrees this morning so I sat back and watched Animal Cops Houston until noon. Picked up a few items from Target and then walked a few stores over to Barnes & Noble. I had a list of books I was interested in buying, but when I looked through them I just didn't get the buzz I sometimes do when I pick up a new book.
I browsed around the store for a while and then decided to just wait a few days before trying it again. I love books, but there are days when I'm not interested much in reading - probably my eyes just aren't working right.
Because of the cold I went out dressed warmly; coming out of Target a woman in front of me had on shorts, a short sleeve shirt, and flip-flops! But that isn't all that unusual in Sacramento - she might possibly wear a long sleeve blouse, skirt, and knee-high boots in July. That was one of the first things I noticed when I moved here in 1983 - people dress weird sometimes, and totally out of season. I get a kick out of seeing it, and wish I could be so unconcerned. My mom raised me with very strict ideas about how to dress for the seasons, wearing a coat or sweater in "pneumonia weather" (first days of spring when the temps pass 65 degrees). Now I wear a coat or sweater only when I'm cold, but never wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. Some old habits die hard.
It's 45 now going up to a high of 48 for the day, and way too cold to put down something to kill the unwanted grass and weeds. I might as well tear up the whole yard and start all over when the weather warms up.
COLD AND GETTING COLDER
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