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Spring has sprung! And I for one and more than excited to start working outdoors. There are a few things that I will miss once the temperatures get back up above freezing.
Cozy socks & Slippers
I love socks. I love to pad around the house in super obnoxious fuzzy ones. I love to pair giant warm cabin socks with my multitude of boots. And best of all I love slippers with ears. (Currently writing this with penguin slippers that have crowns, #freelancingwin). Although I am a fan on going barefoot, there is always a comfort in putting on a pair of slippers at the end of the day.
I thrive in the winter, mostly because 80-90% of my clothes can’t be worn when it is hotter than 50 degrees. I tell myself every year that I am going to stop buying sweaters and start buying tank tops. This never happens and I end up wearing the same 3 capri leggings with the same 3 tank tops all summer. Although it makes getting reading in the morning simple and easy, I always miss wearing the big cozy sweaters that line my closet.
Hot coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.
I’ll drink pretty much any chocolate or coffee based drink. Hot or cold. But I do have quite the affinity for a good hot chocolate doused in whipped cream. Once August and September rolls around and it is STILL too hot for hot chocolate (thanks Iowa) I start longing for a time when I can wrap my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa.
Warm & Fuzzy Blankets
I. Love. Blankets. Love them 100%, never go on a trip without a good blanket to bundle up in. The worst part about summer in my opinion is that my collection of blankets goes mostly unused and I have to lie in bed blanket-less unless I force myself to turn on the AC. Being cozy in a blanket will always be a comfort that I don’t get during summer and that just makes me sad.
I don’t know about you, but summers in Iowa suck. We have nice normal temperatures for about a month in April, then it’s hot and humid and a bit unbearable. There aren’t any beaches nearby to escape to, and there aren’t even many in driving distance. I spend pretty much all summer in a pool of my own sweat, and once fall and winter rolls around I am so excited to bundle up in my best fleece, coat, and fuzzy socks.
What do you miss most about winter? Let me know if the comments!
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