Well, it's a typical Adelaide Winter's day outside. That is, what used to be a typical Adelaide winter's day. When we first moved here six years ago winter was always long, cold and wet. Lately it has been several degrees warmer (only a week or so of frost last year, instead of several). Very disappointing.
Mind you, it still gets cold. I always seem to be cold lately. All summer the boss has the airconditioner going and I freeze. I get into the car and the airconditioner freezes me. At home the airconditioner is going and I freeze.
Now, it's winter and the boss doesn't like the heater, so this office is freezing. I have been rugged up lately in my new boots, jumper and long pants. If I sit too long the cold creeps in and I put my little personal fan heater on just to take the edge off. But dressing warm certainly helps.
Outside today it was pelting with rain earlier. I love the sound of rain. It took me years to relax, after six years of living in the van and having to get up each time it rained and put towels and bowls down. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the van. It was done up very nicely and extremely comfortable. But it leaked in one or two spots and if I forgot to bring all shoes in from outside they would get soaked as there was no overhang after we built in Jr Her's bedroom.
But now, we can even sit outside in the rain if we want to. Summer storms are the best. Savage down here though. But lots of pretty clouds!
Today, well, I would much rather be curled up on the couch reading under a blanket with a huge bowl of chips or popcorn and a very large cup of hot chocolate....sigh....
Well, back to work I guess...*shakes head sadly...*well, I sort of have comfort food today. Last night I made a packet pasta (mushroom with bacon) and added to that a large chopped onion, 3-4 rashers of bacon, chopped and cooked with the onion, and a good helping of frozen veggies. Plus, my main friend now, a spoon of this spicy Indian relish I found. Hot, and very, very flavour-rich. ....smells great too.... mmmmmm.....