Sunday, 2 November 2014

Getting Ready for Winter

The other day when I was reading my friend Terri's post, I remembered a funny 'nightmare' I'd had the night before. I was travelling somewhere, though I don't know where. A taxi had been called and was waiting for me at the top of a steep hill. Oh how I love climbing hills - not! Since the taxi had arrived, I was hurrying to leave, but remembered to grab my Kindle. Then someone told me it was going to get cold. I, of course, was dressed for summer and hadn't bothered taking a jacket or coat. Wherever my destination was, I found one of my old jackets there, so I at least had something to keep me warm.

When I first came to Spain and lived in a building with central heating, the heating was always turned on the first day of November and went off the last day of March no matter what the temperature was, which almost always was still too cold to be without heating of some kind. Now I don't have central heating, but haven't had to put the heating on yet, but it's just a matter of days before it'll start getting cold inside too.

As you can see from my photo, I've started taking out my winter clothes, washing what needs washing and ironing that pile you see on the right. This is just part of it, but I'll leave some for tomorrow night or Tuesday. That's one of my warmest pullovers hanging there. I don't need to iron it, but the only way I could get a good shot of it was hang it up temporarily. My friend Chris made it for me more than 20 years ago, and it's still in perfect condition even if it has stretched a bit. I don't mind that at all, because it covers my butt. As for the ironing unless it's something that just needs a touch-up, I can only do it if I'm listening to music. How do you make ironing less boring?

Our Indian meal to celebrate Chris's birthday was okay. This particular restaurant is popular and always full I suppose because it's very chic, but it's also more expensive and the service is extremely slow. For some reason the owner, who is Aborigine from Australia is the only one who takes the orders. On Wednesday night it was nice enough for people to still have dinner outside, so logically there were more people than usual, with all the tables outside full too. Another problem we had was that one of our friends didn't see the message about the Wednesday night celebration. I felt bad about that, but posted the message to our group on Whatsapp. Like Terri, I'm so looking forward to having the time to do what I want to do. Maybe I can organize the gatherings better then.

I'm sure my post next week will include something about the cold weather. As a matter of fact, the mountains will get some snow on Tuesday and we'll be getting some rain. Good-by sunshine, hello darkness. The time change has brought us night at 6 p.m. anyway. Still, hope we all have a good week.  


  1. I'm having some hot chocolate right now, but the French doors to the patio are open. It's a bit chilly for us, and I have long sleeves on, as well as jeans and shoes with closed toes! It might get to 70 today. This morning, our thermometer said it was 56° outside and 67° inside. I almost put the heat on to take the chill off....

  2. I love your sweater! I think sweaters are the best part of fall and Don't you wonder why we dream the stuff that we do? I wonder if you were getting cold while you were sleeping and that made you dream about needing a coat? It's going to be cold here from now until April. I think the high temp today is only going to be in the high 30's to low 40's! Brr!