Yes, I have changed. When I was younger, this was one of my favorite times of the year. However, as I have become older, I find that this is my absolutely least favorite time of the year. I do not like the cold and damp that we get through winter. This week is a perfect example of that. The temperatures will be hovering between freezing to just above freezing bring with it snow, snow showers, and rain showers.
As I have come to eschew the cold and damp of winter, I have also come to embrace the warmth of summer. I used to complain during the second half of spring that it was already getting too warm. I used to dislike visiting some of my parishioners because they had their thermostats set to “toasty”. Now, I find that I am kicking up the thermostat and that I look forward to the heat of summer.
I guess a lot of that has to do with circulation or the lack thereof. All I know for sure is that is now prefer heat over cold because the heat bothers me less and the cold bothers me more. What a change.
I hope I don’t change on other areas. I would hate to think that I would someday develop a liking for liver and onions! 🙂