The last few days have been rainy and cold in Houston. For most Houstonites, cold is a foreign phenomenon. We rock temperatures in the high 80’s well into November, so this 45 degree weather is really throwing me for a loop. Walking to the train station every morning makes me wish more than ever that I could crawl under the covers with a steaming cup of green tea and my worn copy of The Great Gatsby. The dreary days have definitely slowed down the pace of my routine, and I find myself enjoying the simple things – slipping on my fluffy slippers; the slow return of warmth to my nose when I walk in the door; the stark contrast between the amber glow of my desk lamp and the moody grays outside my window; and the pause between waking up in the morning, suddenly very aware of the warmth of my feet, and setting them down on the chilled floor. Here is a list of ten things to do on dreary days (and not so dreary days too!).