Overcast is good

It’s been almost a week since my last post, so I feel like I should write something. The truth is that I’ve been feeling a little under the weather. Literally. Because even as California has had record-breaking heat and some out of control brush fires, where I live has been overcast and socked in by heavy fog, which is good for me physically but not emotionally.

As with a lot of MSers, heat quickly “melts” me: it strips me of my strength, my energy, my vision, my balance. It makes me dizzy and nauseous. And I even suffer when I’m on the second floor of my house (heat rises) cleaning my bathroom or rearranging my closet. I can only work about ten minutes and then have to sit or lay down about twenty minutes to let my “core” temperature cool down. Not very efficient.

So overcast is good, but add it to a bit of a lingering headache and some mild tummy upset and I just want to curl up in a blanket with a cat and a mystery novel and a cup of hot tea. Ah, work: as my friend D. says, it’s so inconvenient!

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