1) I burn a couple tissues together that have old oil all over them (peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, and Texas cedarwood, not olive or petrol), and all is well, and my room smells amazing.
I take a hot shower on this same really cold night, and, upon opening the bathroom door afterward, the steam sets off the fire alarms on both the second and third floor, leaving me to run around, fanning the alarms with the towel that had just been wrapped around me to dry me and keep me warm as I entered the cold, cold rest of the house…
2) I actually am totally spacing on what the other thing was that I had wanted to share here tonight… hmm…
3) This conversation happened just as we were leaving my friend’s apartment tonight to go to Target before she drove me home:
Friend: Okay, are we good? [turns toward me] Hannah, your outfit is throwing me off… It’s cold out – do you want some pants?
All laugh, as we take in my wool beret, thick scarf, leather jacket, leg warmers, and short shorts.
Basically, I am cold-weather-dressed up top and summertime dressed in the bottom, with the leg warmers just thrown into the summer bit.
Friend: I mean, your legs look great. But are you sure you don’t want some pants? ‘Cause you can borrow some.
I assure them that I really am okay, and that I actually had been wearing pants earlier, but that it was just too darn hot… shorts were what I needed, if I wanted to keep the top half on (and I had wanted to change as little as possible earlier, when I was adjusting my outfit for the weather for the rest of the day – because pants and a long and heavy skirt had gotten to be just too much by early afternoon), and so shorts were what I was wearing.
Plus, the scarf really warms the whole body rather well – I was really surprised when I first learned how amazingly scarves work… now I wear them all the time for warmth, much more often than sweaters or jackets.
Anyway, we all laughed about my unbalanced outfit, and then three of us continued happily on to Target. 😛
We decided that I was, in a way, a perfect representation of our Texas and Houston weather. 😛