I love wearing socks, jeans, and a hoodie. This may sounds like a strange exclamation, but I live in Saudi. Usually my only opportunity for such attire is when my husband has the AC jacked up.
We have been fortunate, however. Since we moved we have actually had ‘winters’. What do I mean by ‘winter’? Anything below 80 is cold. I do realize that cold is relative. For Jeddah, anything below 80 puts people into sweaters and jackets. This year ‘winter’ started in late November and continued into February. We didn’t even bring sweaters with us when we moved. All of my school clothes would be considered summer clothes back home. February came and days started creeping back into the 90s and we all figured we were on our way to summer. There were still a couple of cooler nights, but the sun had its warmth again.
And then I stepped outside yesterday and there was a chill in the air. Seriously. I was in sandals and short sleeves, as always, for school. I was pleasantly surprised to find the wind blew with a touch of cold to it. With this kind of weather we can turn off the AC, open the windows, and enjoy a fresh breeze as opposed to the artificial cooling of an electrical unit. (The only downside being our breeze is usually laced with loads of dust.) And, it wasn’t a one day phenomenon either. Today is the same way. I don’t care how long the reprieve lasts. I am thankful it is here. These are the days I rush home and change into my socks, jeans, and a hoodie. Ah, comfort.