What Should I Wear?

As seasons change in our neck of the woods,
proper clothing is essential. I think the Norwegians
have an expression which says there is no such
thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. The telltale
signs of autumn approaching are cooler nights

and days, winds whipping up plus rain and wind
combined to bring down leaves. Inside the house,
the question is how to set the thermostat: heat
or AC? I try to leave AC on and just increase the
temperature for it has been known that we

 

get one or two hot days in autumn. So as a
mother, I tried to leave hints about the day’s weather
forecast so my two children would decide to wear
a jacket or at least take one along to school. I
began doing this when I was still teaching.

Why? In the dead of winter, I saw high schoolers
getting off the heated bus in shorts and summer
attire! In Germany, the classrooms were a cooler
temperature than I recall in the US. I was quite
comfortable teaching in a wool sweater. As a

retiree, I admit to not viewing or listening to
the daily weather forecast and sometimes, on
a bright sunshine-filled day, a cloud came along
and opened up with rain. It is not my custom
to carry an umbrella. I prefer to have a coat

or jacket with a hood attached so that I am
prepared for all types of weather. As a teacher
and a mother, my mantra was “layer,” just layer your
clothing. Even on a warm day, I will wear a
windbreaker if I walk near the lake where it is cooler.

As we approach a big family event at the end
of the month, I watch and wonder what I should
wear. Inside and out. Near the ocean and closer
inland. Plan ahead with weather forecasts! Now
it is my turn to wonder what I should wear!

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13 Responses to What Should I Wear?

  1. Autumn is in the air… Layering is what works best for me any time of year! 🙂 Enjoy your autumn and upcoming events to the full, dear Mary Ann! ❤ xo

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    • Bette, thank you, lovely lady, as ever for the comment. I too layer year round. I knew you felt autumn in the air. Going down to 46 tonight and colder tomorrow night. Have a great weekend! oxox

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      • High of 60 here by 3 p.m. Crickets are going crazy and birds are flocking an flying. Sighting a monarch a day heading southwest. ❤ You have a lovely weekend too!

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      • Bette, very similar here too. Sigh. I love that you watch nature and value the changes. Who will have snow first this year? Maine? Upstate NY? Enjoy! oxox

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      • Lisa Mahony says:

        That was a lovely little read on a subject that I would have just said, “Bring a jacket”. Out here in Southern California we have had a blistering heatwave, so layering would have killed me. Last week, I stood in my studio, in my coolest outfit feeling perspiration blossom across every inch of my skin. It was pretty miserable. Then the air conditioner died for a week. On an up note, my skin sure looked dewy!

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      • Lisa, thank you for your comment. Different ends of the pond it seems. Upstate NY usually gets the most snow in the lower 48. I am miserable in the heat and humidity so I can relate to your woes. Try to have a nice weekend, anyway. “”__””

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  2. Lisa Mahony says:

    Thanks I will, the air conditioner was fixed and the heatwave ended abruptly. So abruptly that my 23 year old daughter came home last night saying, “Now it’s cold!” She left in the afternoon wearing shorts. I had to stop myself from saying, “well, did you have a jacket”? It’s a desert out here, so at night it does dip down but my husband and I had a good laugh at that. Cold. We raised a true Californian.

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    • Lisa Mahony says:

      Thanks I will. The air conditioner was fixed and the heatwave ended abruptly. So abruptly, that my 23 year old daughter came home last night saying, “Now it’s cold!” She left in the afternoon wearing shorts. I had to stop myself from saying, “well, did you bring a jacket”? It’s a desert out here, so at night it does dip down but my husband and I had a good laugh at that. Cold. We raised a true Californian.

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    • Lisa, thanks for your amusing comment. From my travels, I know that nights sometimes dip down to the 60s or less. After a hot day, it is unexpected to the novice. You inquired about a jacket. I would have remarked to our children: layer. Mom knows best, but they do not always want to hear that. Have a good weekend. ^^__^^

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  3. We wear layers, too. I loved your gorgeous photos.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    With the summer heat relentlessly continuing in our neck of the woods and temperatures still soaring to 30 degrees C I am hoping for some cooler weather and wishing I had your problem of deciding whether I should wear a sweater or take an umbrella along on my walk to the beach. My wife and I still go swimming in the nearby lake, even though some people may describe the water as icy. For us they are refreshing. Have a wonderful weekend, Mary Ann! I see that you already enjoy the first fall colours where you live.

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    • Peter, a good swim in a cold lake has to be invigorating! Thank you for an informative comment. We will still have some warm days before a frost. 30C – hmm I don’t think that hot anymore. I love the fall colors and have to comment everywhere I notice them. I believe it’s my favorite time of year. If I get caught in the rain and without an umbrella or raincoat, I simply venture forth while I remark that I am washable. A male teacher stood and viewed the downpour at the end of the workday. He must have thought me crazy to go to my car. Haha. Such is life sometimes. Enjoy a good swim this weekend! We have the bounty of our garden to consume today. “”__””

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