I know that Wisconsin isn't the only place that it's been cold. But you know it's really cold when you want to keep a scarf on, even indoors! The past couple days I've been wearing a lovely knit scarf that my friend Bonnie from Oregon made. It's the softest chenille yarn, and in one of my favorite colors - brown.
So for the people in Florida or Southern California, I thought I'd post this photo of my typical winter attire:
1. My Wolverines. Great supportive shoe. My favorite shoe since about 2000.
2. My dog coat, or what I call my dog coat: down-filled coat that's warm even in sub-zero temps - at least for a while.
4. My polar fleece hat. I had one and lost it, so I tried to make a duplicate. It's not perfect, but it's warm.
5. Ear muffs. To wear over the hat, keeping the wind away from my ears. High fashion.
6. Insulated gloves. Even if I'm wearing my robe over my p.j.s in the morning to take the dogs out, I wear my gloves. Having warm hands helps.
7. My cell phone. Just in case. So I can call Kevin if I fall on the ice and break my neck. (and he wouldn't be able to hear the phone ring anyway, because he's working with machines. oh well.)
8. Cudl Duds. My friends know this is my 'winter uniform.' We heat with wood, so although the stove keeps the house toasty warm, the farther you are away from the stove...And yes, we have l.p. backup, but I hate turning up the thermostat. When it gets to -15 (outdoors, not indoors) as it has the past couple days, I've been known to wear my polar fleece robe over my clothes. I know. I need to get on that treadmill more often.
9. Wigwam brand wool socks. They are SO comfortable and warm. I almost miss them in the summertime when it's hot and I'm wearing sandals.
10. Jeans. Of course.
11. The chenille scarf - which is around my neck even as I write.
Speaking of socks, I've found a way to make it easy to match them up after laundry:
Wigwam Wool Socks
And this is what I do with those wonderful wool socks when I've worn the heels out. Does anyone still darn socks? That tube made of socks is full of rice, by the way, so it stays put. It could also double as a neck warmer, if you put it in the microwave for a couple minutes.
I can tell it's getting late. I should never write anything at night.
Time to mend the fire (as the Dowager Countess would say) and go to bed.
Natural Homemade Vegan Soap
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