Today we woke up with the sun shining through the windows. What a glorious sight that was! I was beginning to doubt the fact I was really living in Florida – aka, “The Sunshine State”.
At one point I was fearful I had gotten a vitamin deficiency from the result of too much gloomy damp weather and lack of sunshine, the temps feeling ten degrees cooler than what was registering.
With weather like we’ve had since early November, I’m reminded of the book, Flowers In The Attic by V.C.Andrews, when the children were kept captive in the attic, for years, with no exposure to the sun. My mood was also beginning to reflect that. Lack of sun is not good for your health as it states in this article > Here’s an article on 9 ways a Lack of Sun is Killing You.
Even with the sun shining, the temperature is still cool for this time of year. I feel sorry for all the spring breakers traveling to our area of Florida, expecting sun and surf. The surf is there, but it’s a bit too cold for my taste. That doesn’t stop the tourists from dressing the part, from short shorts and tank tops, to swim suits and beach coverups, they are out and about in droves with flip-flops and bare feet. After all, they have to get their moneys worth.
While the tourists are dressing in the bare minimum and dipping their toes in the gulf, I’m still pulling on a pair of socks every morning and the longer the pants and sleeves, the better. Our coats haven’t gone back into storage and my heat is still on at night.
At least the sun is cooperating this week. Next month we will probably be complaining of it being too hot, too soon.
This has been a crazy year weather-wise. What’s it been like for the last few months in your part of the world?