…not. I am one of those people who moved here for the weather. When I miss my East Coast cold, I head to the High Desert. But this frost on the morning Hollywood grass during my morning dog run is getting to my skin! My little space heater can’t keep my Casa de Carradine warm enough, but it sure dries out my sinuses. What’s a gal to do?
I have a crockpot and I alternate with fresh rosemary that I grow on the porch or some Kneipp bath salts (eucalyptus for my recent cold) – or right now, Trader Joe’s mulling spices! It smells heavenly in here and you only need about two tablespoons to fill your home with that warm, Christmas-y smell. And the crockpot adds moisture to the air, so if you’re using any sort of heater, it helps. I leave the lid off about halfway.
I know you’re not supposed to take super hot showers but I just can’t help it. I’m a big crybaby now when the temperature drops below fifty (and I grew up in New England!) So I’m big on exfoliation and moisturization. I use a Salux and keep lotions and body butters in the shower. (I’ve plugged all of my favorite products before.)
This winter I bought some footie PJs from Target. I got some cool leopard ones! They are warm and toasty, but not designed that well because they have no “trap door” like a traditional union suit, which means if you have to pee, you freeze. My trusty LL Bean silk long underwear will travel back East with me on my next trip. Lifetime guarantee (I did send it back once when it tore, and sure enough, it was replaced.) They are the greatest, and yes, super-warm.
Photo by Aimeebakes via flickr.