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We have been absolutely blessed with the most wintery weather I have ever had here. We bought screens for our windows and have been sleeping with fresh night air for months. I had to buy socks and wear something other than sandals, which I have never done in this country. It has been fantabulous.
Camping last night, in the middle of a wadi, with sand and palm trees and geologic wonders and a galaxy of stars, (and eventually a really bright moon that woke me up because it was shining in my eyes) it got down to the low 50s - downright chilly. (Remember, everything is relative.)
We return home and step out of the luxury of our vehicle, with its climate control capabilities, to discover that it has gotten warmer and really humid while we were gone! Bummer.
I am very aware that it is going to get much hotter and the humidity is going to stick around - for months on end. Again, it's all relative and I quickly change my mindset from 'bummer' for our present weather condition to so thankful that we have made it nearly an entire calendar 'winter'.
(Epilogue: I checked my weather app to see how hot and how humid and then chuckled and considered scrapping this post. I guess I have been waiting, perhaps even holding my breath, for the weather to change. It turns out that I jumped to conclusions. This rise in temperature and jump in humidity is because there is 55% chance of a rain shower in three hours. After that the winds pick up and we will go back to 'winter' - at least for another week. Hamdallah.)