25. When it’s cold outside, I …
I like to lay down on a couch and curl up my body, not quite in the fetal position but pretty close to it. I put my hands between my knees to warm them. I try to put my head on a pillow so that my neck doesn’t hurt when I get up. Sometimes, I’ll be under a blanket, which is really a trap because then I hate getting up for anything. As long as I am on a flat surface, I’m pretty comfortable.
Sometimes, I’ll drink tea, which I find addictive when I have the chance to indulge in it. I can drink so much of it to the point my pee is like pure water. On cold days, I like having a warm core and water, which is cheap and widely available, can do the trick. It was my grandma’s habit to have a cup of hot water in her mug, which she would cover with foil so that it doesn’t cool. Right now, I like earl grey and chai.
In general, I like bundling up more than dressing down. I hate heat, which I’ve written about before. Cold can be numbing and it might take the fun out of going outside freely without thinking, but it’s seasonal. There’s so much more to wear and look good in when layers are an option.