Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 21 – Moderate Weather


Thanksgiving Turkey Run in Indiana

I have a love/hate relationship with the weather here. Sometimes it’s a hate/hate relationship. At any rate, I never truly love it. I take that back. This weekend was pretty nice. Oddly enough, the weekend that our backpacking class went backpacking was the best weekend we’ve had in over a month. It was perfect. The hot weather returned almost as soon as we left the park.

This morning at 5 AM it was 75 degrees. I turned on the AC last night. “Dammit,” I told my animals. “I can’t believe I have to turn on the air in November. I’ll just pretend this is winter weather and turn it way down. I’ll be cold one way or the other.”

I did my little walk/run/boot camp workout drills this morning in the muggy 75-degree heat. I came back sweaty and with a head full of frizzy, sloppy curly hair. I cursed a little again. But the weather didn’t change. I was colder in my office than I was outside. I finally brought a heavy sweater into my office since I sit right under the AC. I’ve been wearing my winter outfits to weather the cold temperatures INSIDE. Whatever….

My November outfit last week.. And I was hot in that too!


The rains started tonight, and there is a promise of cooler weather. I decided to see if I could manifest winter, so I got out my winter clothes. I’m ready. When I was switching my wardrobe, I decided that there might be one thing I love about Baton Rouge related to this whole non-existent winter thing. My winter wardrobe doesn’t look that much different than my summer wardrobe. The amount of clothes that I switch at the change of seasons is not nearly as massive as it used to be.

So what I love today about Baton Rouge is my simplified moderate wardrobe for winter. It costs me less money to stock up on clothes for the winter because I don’t need as much. I also don’t wear them as much, so they look really good for years. I wear my summer clothes to death, but they are usually a lot cheaper anyway. Whereas my winter wardrobe included hats, scarves, several coats and heavy sweaters in the past, I now have a few light jackets, some long-sleeved mid-weight sweaters and tights.

Today, I even wore a t-shirt with a short skirt paired with some boots. With no coat to cover up my winter clothes, I get to show off my style! What’s not to love about that? And I don’t have to cover up my curls with a hat.

I’m not going to pretend that I love the moderate winters because  if you read me, you know I don’t. But, there are some perks, and I need to take notice. And if all goes as planned, I’ll get to wear a jacket for the outside temperatures tomorrow! Until then, the AC is jacked way up!!!

3 Comments on “Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 21 – Moderate Weather

  1. I’m jealous of your moderate winters … Will you please send some my way??!

    In return I promise to pack up some snow for you and ship it in a box. 🙂

    • Deal!!! Yesterday I bought cabbage, snap beans, zucchini, butternut squash and peppers at the local farmers market. I guess I wouldn’t have farm-fresh produce if it wasn’t this warm.

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