Oh my, a dusting of snow and a temperature of 11F/-12C.
It almost seemed like Winter.
The forecast is for more cold.
A co-worker came up to me before work, put her hand on my shoulder, and with what appeared genuine amazement said, "You were right? If you dress for it, it's not bad." She is one who seemed in the past more interested in fashion than function in matters of dress. It turns out, as a native St. Louisan, she just didn't have a clue. Now she does.
Today was another co-worker's first day back to work since before the Holidays. She brought me a gift. It was completely unexpected. She told me her son was looking on ebay. He called her in and said, "Look Mom, this will keep me warm at the bus stop." She agreed and got one for him. While she was at it she got one for me.
Truth be told, I have sundry masks and neck tubes, but I have none which mean as much to me. I was very touched by her gesture. I tried it out on the walk the car after work. It did the job and it improves my looks. It was a refreshing 9F/-13C for my evening stroll.
Until I moved to Colorado I had no idea how to dress for cold. Fleece was an exotic animal to me. Real jackets that supplied warmth were "professional" and not for the likes of me.ReplyDelete
Then after CO it was WI and I've been a big boot wearin', hoodie zippin', fleece and minus 20 degree worthy storm jacket lovin' person.
Should NC be my next landing I have to retrain myself and try not to look too rustic. I'm looking forward to changing some things about myself.
That really was a sweet gift from your co-worker. And she knew you liked red, too.
I was very touched by the gift. I've with the Courts for over 9 years. Some of my coworkers are more family than my family.Delete
I used to have one of those masks. It was wonderful for x-country skiing.ReplyDelete
I can see how it would be good for that activity. On these cold and windy days I miss my full-face snowmobile helmet.
You definitely have to dress for the cold. We didn't mind it when we lived in BC but have become acclimated to the warmer Oregon winters.ReplyDelete
Such a nice gift from your coworker too
Until recently I didn't own a real heavy coat. I gave them away when I lived in Oklahoma and it took me over twenty years of living here before I added one. I still can't get used to mid-twenties Fahrenheit being "really cold", but as you point out mid-twenties feels a lot colder then it used to :^)
On the gift, I was totally surprised. This coworker is like that. She is a gem.
Layers are the key for cold weather.....that was a nice gesture by your co-worker.ReplyDelete
Layers and cut off leaks from cold air outside to tender flesh inside.Delete
Or move to Florida.
Yep, to layers.Delete
And, yep, to no leaks.
There's always windchill on the bikes. Stop the wind and you stop a lot of the cold.
Yep, dressing out well is key. Yesterday I was out in 12 degree F pure warm sunshine with my dog on the trail and I closed my eyes, felt the warmth, and almost felt spring in the air!ReplyDelete