No matter how hot it is, and we all know it has been Hot, whenever I walk outside I think how grateful I am that it's warm. I will not complain about the heat. I complain about the cold. I love the coziness and comfort of hearty winter stews and traditional holiday meals shared with family, but I don't like getting hit with cold air when I walk outside. I don't like having to keep up with a lot of extra clothing: jackets, scarves, gloves, umbrellas--I'm not good at it. Invariably I end up leaving my jacket at work when I need it at home, or vice versa. I much prefer shorts, t-shirts and sandals. So much simpler.