It's been a mild winter in our neck of the woods this year, with no snowfall and very few days below freezing. (Before all of you on the east coast of the US start giving me the evil glare, last year was a different story.) The weather has actually been pretty mild, the temperature staying in the moderate zone almost every day.
And yet my favorite item of clothing this season has been the flannel-lined jeans I got for Christmas.
It's almost embarrassing how much I love these jeans, especially when the temperature is well above normal and kids are running around in shirt sleeves. I shouldn't need flannel-lined anything in this weather.
But oh, my goodness, do I love them.
I also love fuzzy socks at bedtime, down vests over turtlenecks, and those footwarmer inserts you stick inside your shoes that keep your feet toasty for up to five hours. I'm the one putting on a sweater in the house even when the thermostat is at a perfectly acceptable setting. I openly covet my neighbor's fireplace insert, which boosts the temperature in her living room to an amazing degree. And I'd gleefully spend hours in a hot bath if only I could keep the water from cooling down.
So I suppose it's a good thing I live in an area that isn't known for it's lengthy sub-freezing season. I can only imagine how many layers I'd need in a part of the country that actually has winter weather during the winter season!
How about you? Are you more suited to the cold, or the heat? Or do you prefer a middle-of-the-road climate?