Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Since I was a little kid, people warned that living in the desert thins your blood.
What does this mean? Well, it means that once the temperature drops below 70, you're cold. Freezing. It feels like arctic temps. Whether or not that's true about the blood, there's no doubt that plenty of us desert dwellers are seriously wimpy about the cold. I would be one of these people.
I love winter clothes even though we have fake seasons. But, I'm perfectly happy living in a place where even in the 50s, with the sun out, it feels much, much warmer. If I were ever faced with real, winter weather, I don't think I'd survive. So, I pretend, buying things like shearling-lined boots and — my latest discovery — fleece-lined leggings.
"Won't those add an inch to your legs?" a friend asked when I mentioned the Plush leggings.
They're warm and snuggly and paired with those boots, my bottom half will be invincibly warm.