Cold Weather Solutions for Florida?
I came to Florida thinking I could get out of my hoodies and stocking caps and at least be able to wear a long sleeve T! But while we were staying in St Augustine, visiting my kiddos, it was COLD!!!
Woke up this morning and it was 45° outside! Wait, WHAT?!?!
Now, let me start by saying I am originally from New Jersey, and then spent a great deal of time in Pennsylvania! So I’ve been in colder temps than this!
Cold. Weather. Wimp.
But it seems that after I moved to Florida in 2009, I underwent a major transformation and turned into a cold-weather WIMP! I get so cold that I shiver, then pretty much cry. Like shed actual tears 😭 It’s pretty much the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen ~ and it’s me doing it! Not on purpose, I simply cannot control it. It’s embarrassing, but really, it is what it is!
↗I was not liking the temps, so I dressed for the outdoors! ↖
I was absolutely done with being cold!
These Thermajane Base Layer leggings and top are SO WARM, SO COMFY! I put them on, sat back in bed, and almost stayed there!
Fleece lined Fantastic-ness
Let me tell you all about their great features, because I cannot tell you how warm I stayed today ~ literally without a hoodie! I can’t tell you how long it has been since I have spent any waking moment without a hoodie!
Cold Weather Solutions, Check!
My Day of Warmth 😎
We started our morning off normal, I cooked bacon and eggs (no potatoes, sorry Zach, I always forget 😆 )
So Zach, the comedian, decided it would be funny if he just called me his plum :p
Seriously, Grape Ape is more accurate!
Not sure which is a more accurate fruit nickname ~ but this color is 🌟FABULOUS! 🌟
After breakfast, we took our doggies outside for some backyard fun! We are staying at a friends house, who happens to have a fully fenced in backyard! Such a huge deal for our pups to get some free run time!
Plants? Let me see 👀
There are beautiful plants and trees back there, so I (of course) had to go play too!
I’m not really good at hide and seek, but I was hoping I would blend in to this plant! I think the colors did, but I did not!
So at this point in life, I’d be FREEZING! Already in tears being outside this long! Seriously, I have issues staying warm! But the Thermajanes kept me warm enough to stay outside for our entire dog “walking” time!
I never go on the morning excursions with the pups because I’m normally too cold! I’m pretty sure I can’t use that excuse anymore though!
I was able to get a lot of kitty time in too! Scabbers and Phil wanted to play hide and seek as well, but they are like me, and don’t do it very well! They are super cute tho! And always want to help in the garden! Or at least hang out with me 🙂 🙂 🙂
Because why not hang from a kumquat tree 🙂 I was really trying to see how flexy these leggings are! And they are! I could have put my feet in the trees and not have any fear that the leggings would flex with me!
And I’m a pretty staticky person, my clothes, my hair… I constantly zap the dogs 😆
And so the whole anti-wicking material thing never really worked for me. So I thought the same thing would happen here. That type of shirt always sticks to me, like static clings to me. It makes me constantly mess with the shirt. The Thermajane shirt did not cling to me. Not in the beginning, not in the end and not anywhere in between! No static, moisture wicking shirt? Count Me In!
Next Stop ~ Another Ice Zone
When the doggies had enough of the outside world, we loaded them back in and took a ride to pick up my kids and take them to the movies!
The movies… another cold, freezing cold, place for me to sit for 2 hours and 5 minutes, plus previews and the little clips Marvel loves to put in after the credits.. you know, the one that keeps you in the cold theater just a bit longer..??
Well, I survived that too! Now I did throw a sweatshirt on to walk into the theater, but didn’t keep it on inside!
Talk about Cold Weather Solutions Win!
I cannot say enough about this base layer solution! I literally stayed warm in a situation that I know I would not have been without them! We have been in much colder conditions (not intentionally, I promise!). But now I’m thinking winter weather is not out of the question! Seeing snow would be possible if I am warm! That opens up doors upon doors!
But what I really want to know is… Why am I running? ⬇ Where did I think I was going when I hit the ground ? Guess you’ll have to read our next post to see where we ended up after I hit the ground….running?