We’re all familiar with that catchy classical song in the Sound of Music when Maria sings about her love for things such as ‘raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens’. These are the things she selects to fill her mind with when times are bad.
I grew up in hot and sunny Arizona, and so winter in the south is a bit more chilling than what I am used to. I’m the person that crosses my fingers every year and hopes that the Groundhog does not see his shadow. No doubt that Maria and I have different views on what are considered to be ‘bad times’.
Over the years I have learned the fine art of layering clothing and the importance of warming up your car 20 minutes before you leave the house. I have also discovered ‘a few of my favorite things’, which make the cold weather a bit more tolerable.
#1. My Travel Mug full of hot coffee that makes me warm, I rarely leave home without it.
#2. Fleece Glove, Hat and Scarf Set. I love the feel of the fuzzy fleece and how easily everything packs into the drawstring pouch.
#3. A Luxury Plush Blanket – this blanket is amazingly cozy and cuddly soft! I know, you probably thought I would have put down a Snuggle Me Blanket and honestly if I owned one I might be typing a different story.