Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's cold outside!
And it's dark for a lot of the time. When we leave for work and school (photo above), it's still dark even though it is already almost 8 AM. And by the time we get home from work at about 5:30 PM, it's already dark again. The sun just isn't getting around to our part of the world for very long each day.

I have a new philosophy which is helping us get through the winter. It was something I came across in my reading.

"There is no such thing as bad weather....
only inappropriate clothing."

The result of this new philosophy has been to spend time and money getting the appropriate clothing. On a typical day just being inside our house, school or office, we are wearing the following clothing:

  • Undershirt
  • Shirt
  • Hooded sweatshirt or sweater
  • Regular underwear
  • Long Underwear
  • Pants
  • 2 pairs of socks

When we go outside we add the following:
  • Toque (knit hat)
  • Scarf
  • Mittens
  • Heavy jacket with hood
  • Boots

If it is really cold and we are planning to be out for a while we add:
  • Ski pants
  • Face mask
  • Extra-heavy mitts