Feeling trapped

It’s probably been only a few weeks, but it feels like so much longer.  The heat rose, and the dew point rose, and I started spending more time indoors.  Now I feel stuck.

When you live in a climate with long, cold, snowy winters, I suppose it’s natural that people want to spend their summers outside as much as possible.  The problem is, I can’t be out in the heat and sun.  This is really hurting my already-sucky social life.  I can’t seem to make plans with anyone outdoors, and there isn’t much happening indoors, especially since my new diet makes it nearly impossible to go out to eat.

Part of this is surely in my head.  I could probably find something to do and make plans and people wouldn’t mind staying in doors.  Probably.  Maybe.  It’s hard.  Tomorrow a friend is having a bbq, but it’s supposed to be hot and humid and I just don’t think I can go.  If only it was going to be cooler out….  Next week a friend and I want to meet up for lunch.  I’ll bring food, since I won’t be able to eat at most restaurants, and we’ll picnic.  But again, this only works if it’s cool enough and not raining.  It’s getting harder and harder to find free, or at least inexpensive, things to do indoors.

I’m sure this is a common problem for heat-sensitive people.  How do you handle it?  What activities do you do indoors?  How do you explain it to people?  I need to get out of the apartment occasionally and be around other people!

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