I am not feeling well today because of the weather. When I was younger and people would scoff when I told them I was hurting more because of “the weather”, my feelings would be hurt. Why, I reasoned, would someone lie about being in pain and its cause, if you knew it? Lucky for me, I learned to keep quiet except to family and really close friends, so my feelings were spared. Now I am older and I hear some of the same people who scoffed talking about their arthritis and how much worse it is during cold or cool, damp weather. The jaded part of me wants to remind them of what they said, sadly, but, luckily, the good part of me comes out and I say nothing, except a prayer for us all to feel better soon.
Right now the weather has turned quite damp and cool here I Lexington. Arthur (my arthritis) is reminding me just how much he does not appreciate said weather. At the same time, a dear friend of mine who is now living in Tempe, Arizona informed me his temperature was scheduled to be in the triple digits! I love warm temperatures, but this concerns me for my friend, and I’m not sure I could handle 104°F temps! But, you know, right now I wouldn’t mind giving it a try.
Another thing I’ve noticed when I’m going through one of these weather “trials”, is…: It is much easier to write on my Nook than the laptop. With the Nook I need to two-finger-type instead of my normal touch typing method, and the writing is a lot slower, but there is more comfort. The only problem is there isn’t a USB port on the Nook for me to attach a flash drive. When I get a new tablet, I am going to try and get one with said port. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am not in the market for a tablet now, but it’s always good to do research before hand. No matter what, a tablet can’t replace the necessity of a laptop and desk PC, but (with a flash drive/USB port) it can be that perfect in between tool for when you literally need to write on the go. Plus, it’s so easy to stop writing and switch to reading a book with a tablet, which is what I believe I will do now.