LLBean coats are still completely in one piece, waterproof, reflective and cool-looking.They wash well, but I swear they repel dirt too.
Anyway, after an initial few days of curling up on the sofa in a fleecy blanket and rainbow stripey fuzzy socks, I have got a grip and realised that Winter means Christmas!!!!!!! You may think it's early but I've started unpacking decorations. Last Christmas we were here and all our stuff was still en route, so we're having a ball discovering things. A few bits and pieces are missing. Hopefully they will turn up.
Of course, with the season comes colds: I had the sniffles, then Chas got a cough, and tonight I've rubbed Vicks on Max's feet and put the fuzziest socks on him. (His Aunt Jubiska said, "No harm, can come to his nose if his toes are warm"*) Before I go to sleep I'll go get him and tuck him into my bed, so I'll know if he's feverish. He shouldn't be, as Chas and I were just head-coldy and not really SICK. But it's a snuggle opportunity that I would hate to miss! I hope he feels better tomorrow, as two of his buddies are coming to play.
I have been drinking lots of awesome hot drinks: Chai tea, Hong Wing coffee from Trinidad and Brasso Seco coffee, Cocoa tea, regular tea, Ovaltine and so on. I have suddenly realised that my sugar intake is not good. I'm not sure if I'm willing to sacrifice yummy winter comfort for a healthy waistline though. Hmmm. It's a quandary. I'll think about it, while I snuggle up read my book.
*How well do YOU know your obscure poetry?