Today, in an act of sheer bravery and impulsiveness, I took the winter sheets of my bed. You know, the fuzzy flannel ones with the little blue snowflakes. Yes, I know it was rash given that, though technically and according to the calendar, it's summer, the weather has been stubbornly winter-like and totally uncooperative in supporting the notion of summer in June.
Last week, leaning hopefully in the direction of warmer weather, I unplugged the electric blanket in the belief that it couldn't stay that cold forever. (Please, God.) Besides, I've been reading about EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields, not Emotional Meltdown Freak-outs, thought there may be more danger of the latter than the former) and that using an electric blanket, even if it saves you from getting frostbite in June, is "really bad for you".
The real reason that I had to take off the winter sheets is not because I'm too hot at night, (thought that happens but usually in flashes) but because there is a hole worn right through the bottom sheet and my feet keep getting tangled up in it. I kept waking up and trying to turn over only to find that my feet had gone through the hole and I couldn't move my legs.
I know this sounds a little like whining (because it is) but honestly, I don't really whine about anything else. It's just that I've come to expect (unrealistic, I know) that summer should arrive by June. It's not like I live in the Arctic. The weather in the Yukon is about the same as here in southern B.C. only they're getting more sunshine!
I have a solution, though. If you're one of those people sweltering in the heat wave cooking the U.S. right now and want to cool off, I'll trade you places. You can come and stay at my house and sleep on my crisp, cool summer sheets (under the duvet) and I'll go to your house and get warm for the first time this year. I'll pack all my suitcases with all my summer clothes and when I get to your house I'll change them several times a day just so I get the chance to wear them all before I have to come back home and get out the sweaters. I'll soak up so much Vitamin D that it should last me at least until October (when I'll have to buy the bulk size supply of tablets to last me the next nine months).
In the meantime, the forecast calls for a freckling of sunshine today so I had better get out there and absorb some of it. And tonight when I slip between my 200 thread count sheets? I'll be wearing my winter pyjamas.
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