Ísbíltúr: When It's Too Hot for Hygge

October is here! It's time for sweaters and crackling fires and pumpkin pie and... a climate crisis heat wave. I just got out all my knits and candles and squishy throw blankets, only to endure a couple of swampy, Florida-hot days. In October. In Michigan.

This is the third year in a row we have had a sweltering heat wave in October. It does not make me feel the hygge. I feel... I feel...


...more like death metal Greta Thunberg, yeah.

So I decided that, instead of burning up fossil fuels and warming my house by cooking dinner, my family would explore a different Scandinavian concept: ísbíltúr, the Icelandic national pastime of going out for ice cream.


We ate ice cream for dinner. Outside. In October. In Michigan.

Today, it has finally cooled down outside--for now. I got out the velvet pumpkin basket stuffed with hats and gloves and put it in the foyer, by the mosquito repellent and the flip-flops. You never know what you might need on the walk to school.

No matter the season or the temperature, however, ísbíltúr is a fine way to sweeten away the taste of apocalyptic dread while we all organize for a green revolution. Verði þér að góðu! (I have no idea how to say that. The interweb says it means bon appétit in Icelandic.)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

35 Great Things About Turning 35

$Monday: Defund Mindless Consumption and Invest in What's Good

$Monday: Corona Summer Self-Care

TBT: Keep on the Sunny Side

TBT: Get a Second Opinion

TBT: Sweet Corn and Fire (Campfire Corn Recipe)

$Monday: Can You Breathe?

$Monday: Skip the Supplements (Unless Medically Advised)

TBT: Buddhist Meditations

$Monday: The Race to Keep a Roof Over Our Heads