My least favorite day of the week is here. It is going to be cold tonight, hovering around the freezing mark. Not fun. But I think I should be fine. I have enough layers, a hat, warm blankets and new boots. So I will get through it. The hypothermia program starts in a few weeks so I will have an alternative on cold nights. I just have to make due until then.
Someone gave me money for a hotel room over the weekend, so I slept and slept again. I also ate two good dinners and even a really good breakfast for a change. So that will keep my immune system up. That is really my biggest issue right now. Making sure that I am getting all the nutrients that I need. I also need to make sure that I am getting enough protein. If my immune system is off the cold will really make me sick. I read about can you really get sick from being cold, and what I found out is that your immune system starts to break down a little due to the cold, so it is important that you eat and sleep well. Since I won't really be sleeping well, eating well becomes that much more important. I am trying to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet, but it isn't easy. Partly due to cost and partly due to cooking the veggies.
I also am going to need to make some changes about where I am sleeping........again. But I am getting used to that. It is really better to stay on the move as much as possible, but my car being in disrepair has hampered that. I did that in the beginning. Sleeping in different locations. It keeps you off the radar of people and businesses. If you are only there occasionally they for the most part leave you alone. They just don't want you to become fixtures and scare off business. I try to stay near areas that have some people around for safety reasons.
Many of the homeless I know go to places that are much more remote. I don't like that. It scares me. I guess to each their own.
Have a good night all.