This morning’s cooler than normal temps, led to a sartorial emergency as I struggled to find my black leggings. After all, how could I rock a great flannel shirt dress without leggings in these temps? Admittedly, getting out of bed this morning was tough since it was so cold. For a moment, it brought me back to when we lived in Minny and would have to get out of bed in the sub zero weather. I can’t tell you how happy I am to not have to deal with those temperatures on the regular anymore.
Fortunately, after a hurried and hurricane like search, I found my coveted black leggings. As a Minnesotan, even though I’ve been in Florida 12 years now, I can’t bring myself to wear a jacket when temps are in the 50s. Years ago, although not too many, when I was a kid we’d wear shorts as soon as the temperature hit the 40s and 50s again. Truly, there would be no jacket in sight (sorry mom.) Now, it’s bitter cold. Honestly, a jacket would have wrecked the elegance of the outfit anyway.
In a twist of irony, now that the mercury has dropped into the 50s, the stores here have turned on the heat. Consequently, you no longer need a sweater or jacket to shop at Target. Rather, you’re better off shopping in a tank top and shorts. It was downright balmy in Target tonight. Unfortunately, the forced air heat does nothing for the skin, but I can’t complain too much since we only have like 5 cold days every year.
Tomorrow we will be back in the low 70s (at least for the day), so dressing won’t be so complicated. It’s always a sartorial emergency finding an outfit right for both the indoor and outdoor climates. Excitingly, we’re having our Breakfast with Santa tomorrow where we thank all of our colleagues that participated in our annual Angel Tree Toy drive. This event is by far one of my favorite events of the year. Unquestionably, every year I am blown away by the generosity of my co-workers. They’re truly amazing people. Lastly, I had hope to share the pictures of Santa with you, but for some reason PetCo doesn’t like my email address. Hopefully, I can get them before the end of the week!
Tonight’s song is “Happy Xmas (War if Over)” performed by John Lennon.