Feels Like 9 °F
Sunrise / Set
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude that it is in the 20's this morning and will even climb up to the 30's later today. I don't remember what the 30's feel like anymore, but I do remember enjoying long leisurely walks in the 20's. I am talking about temperature, which any Chicagoans reading would certainly know. We've all be stalking the weather recently. It may "feel like 9" but that's SO much more inviting than "feels like -35." I never thought I'd be excited about 20's.
For those of you who don't know, I was born abroad in the heat of Kuwait just before the first Gulf War, had an "extended vacation" for 2 years in Florida as the war raged, and subsequently moved back to the middle east, but to the yet to be sparkly Emirate of Dubai. So before all of this:
My point is that I love the hot weather. I grew up in it, the stifling heat and humidity of Dubai, and I absolutely ADORE it! So I truly never thought I'd be one to appreciate 20 degrees F. I guess that's a lesson in gratitude for you. Chicago Chicago. I will never forget you, but I will leave you.
I will be staying here.
Probably doing a bit of this
I leave on Monday, which is either 5 or 3 days away, depending on how you look at it. 5 if I still need to get a lot of stuff done before I leave, like laundry for example, and 3 if it "feels like -35F." Luckily it only feels like 9.