Ari is our hostess for January. Looks like she’s already got more people to sign up than I did the whole month of December! Here’s her first topic:
Theme for Jan. 3: I live in a climate with a long, cold winters. Over the years, I’ve built up a supply of clothing and items to keep warm and dry. I think of them as my arsenal for winter combat. What’s in your winter weather arsenal? Or, if you don’t have tough winters where you live, tell us about something you own that you wouldn’t want to be without.
Well, winters aren’t necessarily long here, but they are cold. Unfortunately, my own winter gear is SEVERELY lacking! My husband has bib overalls by Carhartt, which are thick, and heavy coat. My daughter has snow bibs, and now has 2 coats (one from last year for play and one for next year/this year in 3T, which is huge), but at least she has 2 coats to choose from!)… She has 3 hats and about 5 pairs of mittens, which should also fit next year.
I have one coat, and no ‘bottom’ gear. I guess I do have one pair of long underwear (aka thermals) that I could put on if I needed to. Mostly I just layer shirts underneath my coat and hope for the best! I guess it’s true that ‘moms come last’. Maybe at the end of this year we’ll buy some discount snow gear for me for next year. I keep losing gloves, but do have several pair on hand, since I can’t always find them. One of my favorite ‘cool’ weather gear items is a puffy vest, which I keep gloves in the pockets. That way, as long as I’m wearing long sleeves, I’ll be ‘center mass’ warm, and my extremities covered. It’s actually my favorite way to go!