Have you heard about this winter storm hitting Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan? I live in Colorado, and we're definitely feeling the effects. This is my second winter in Colorado and so far both winters have been quite the experience for this California girl. All weekend, I braced myself for the downturn in weather. I have a good friend from San Diego visiting, and we're supposed to meet up on Tuesday for dinner.
I wonder what she is thinking about this week's forecast?
We made the most of the weekend, going out for date night on Saturday and brunch and a museum on Sunday, but I was still not prepared how quickly the temperatures dropped on Monday morning. What started out as a beautiful sunny day (around 66F) at 9am quickly turned windy and gray. By 2pm it was 22F and snowing:
So how does one prepare for a week of chilly weather? I spent my Monday morning preparing...
Stock up on movies! I love my local library. I went to return a stack of books and picked out a variety of movies that I hope will encourage me to sit still and try to stay off my feet this week. Last week I found out that although I'm only in week 34 of my pregnancy, I could have my baby any day now. My husband has been encouraging me to stay off my feet. I think he'd approve of this stack of movies.
Grab a holiday drink! After my trip to the library, I picked up one of my favorite holiday drinks at Starbucks. I'm still trying to keep my processed sugar intake down, but I will indulge in a dessert drink now and again.
Pull out my warmest layers. I love wearing hats and scarves in the winter. This year I added a new option... arm warmers! I've worn these newbies once, but it wasn't really cold that day -- I just wanted to try them out. I'll definitely be layering these over my glove liners later this week.
What's the weather like where you're living?