It’s cold for the Seattle area, which is to say, below freezing for days at a time. Fortunately we don’t have to go out much – so far there’s been a few forays to the freezer in the detached garage, but that’s it. We have power and hot water.
And yet I’m dressing differently. It’s colder around the edges inside, and also drier.
To cope with the drier air (from more forced-air heating than usual) I am moisturizing areas I normally don’t bother much with and switching to the heavier cream moisturizer that is mostly is for my feet and hands. Basically if it itches or feels dry, it’s getting moisturized before I dress. The long-handled lotion applicator is still my friend.
To cope with the cold, I’m wearing knee-length bike shorts above my knee-high compression stockings. (Together it’s like leggings, and avoids the difficult-to-adjust-stockings-if-leggings-are-over-them problem.) Then sweatpants, knit top, and hoodie or cardigan. I have sweaters that I could wear instead of the cardigan, but something easy to remove when I go to a warmer room or start on the treadmill is handy.
Hubs, meanwhile, has made two concessions to the cold: One, he’s wearing a long-sleeve shirts instead of short sleeves with his shorts. Two, if he feels cold – such as in our sunroom – he adds his fleece robe over it all.
What’s your strategy?
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