Thursday, February 10, 2011


I was talking to a woman from Canada the other day.  She was surprised that the Florida weather was not having a beneficial effect on her arthritis.  Gee, I wouldn't think so with the humidity.  It seems to me that the "aches and pain" guide on the weather site always warns about sore joints when the humidity is high. 

It has been humid.  I have fuzzy hair and I cannot finish addressing an envelope before it is stuck shut and badly wrinkled.  I guess that this warm wet air meeting cold fronts as it moves north is what is leading to the great snow storms of this winter.  I'm not complaining because I like the warmth here, but I do sympathize with folks back home.  I just wish I had manageable hair and that I could send off a card without it looking like a bear mauled it first.

I tried to find some beneficial effects of high humidity on the internet.  Apparently there are none.  It aggravates all kinds of conditions, causes fatigue because the body has to work harder to try to cool itlself when sweat does not evporate off the skin, and provides perfect conditions for mold and cockroaches.  And have I mentioned the scary hair?


  1. Personally, I think that hair gives you a really youthful look. Work it!

  2. How about not having to use hand lotion for uber dry skin or having a dry throat and nose from artificial heat and not having to boil water on the stove. Do those count?
    Enjoy the warm.

  3. Humidity does me in! The only time I was in Florida was fly in from California and catch a cruise ship for the Caribbean. I thought I was going to drown from breathing in so much moisture-laden air. As far as I was concerned, that was it for Florida! Never again.

  4. Cute. I have lived in a dry climate most of my life. I really struggle when I must deal with humidity.

  5. As we say in the south: It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

  6. I know, Margaret. It's true what Patti says, too. The humidity does impart a soft, dewy glow to the skin, adding to that youthful look.


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