Saturday October 25, 2014

Temperature: 13*C (55*F)

Goal time to spend outside: 15 minutes (goal reached)

Ahhh, a relaxing Saturday morning! That’s pretty rare in my family.

So this morning Little C and I went for a walk while Big C vacuumed the house (I think he just didn’t want to put pants on. What is it with boys and their dislike of wearing pants in the house? Is it really that comfy? What if you get cold? It’s crazy.)

It was such a bright, sunny day and there was no cloud in the sky but the temperature gauge said it was a bit on the chilly side so we bundled the baby up and I put on my short black trench coat over my ratty sweat pants and tank top, and wound my plaid scarf around my neck and hit the road with the baby in the stroller.

Which is when I promptly turned around and walked back to the garage to get the plastic thingy that goes over the stroller to protect the baby from the elements. It was freaking windy! A strong westerly wind created a lot of chilly resistance all the way down the avenue. I was huffing and puffing, lamenting my out-of-shapeness when suddenly it was time to turn around and head home.

All of the sudden the resistance was gone, the chilly air was gone, the walk turned incredibly pleasant!  I took off the plastic thingy and rolled it up to stuff in the stroller basket. I took off my jacket and stuffed that in the basket as well. I don’t think I can adequately describe how pleasant the day had become. It seemed a lot warmer than 13*C, it almost seemed like summer weather! Okay, not really. But I even debated taking my scarf and cardigan off.

Just goes to show how awesome it can be outside when it’s sunny with mild temps and you’re out of the wind’s way. I hope whoever is reading this has a lovely day, and may the wind be at your back!

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