It’s winter now and there is nothing I can do about it. It sucks and I hate the cold and winter. Winter makes me sad and I’m cold all the time but I mean there are some tolerable things about it. Or rather things that make winter tolerable. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make life a little bit brighter even though everything around you is cold and dreary.
Hot Chocolate: Technically I could drink hot chocolate all year round, but it’s especially wonderful in the winter. It’s so sweet and hot. I love to put marshmallows on top which leaves a sugary sweet mess. A sweet drink in one of my favorite mugs is one way I feel a little warmer in the winter.
Heated Blanket: Actually all my blankets are must haves for me this season. I love each one. Generally, I pile each one onto my bed and sleep under the mound. It’s a bit heavy but I need all that extra warmth. My heated blanket is wonderful and keeps me so warm.
Socks: OH HOW I LOVE SOCKS! I’m absolutely obsessed with socks. I wear them almost all the time. My one rule for socks is that they must never to be boring. I haven’t worn a plain white sock for years. I regularly buy myself fun socks or ask for them for gifts. They keep my freezing toes as warm as they’re going to be. I even sleep in socks.
Soup: My mom makes the best soups and she generally makes so much that we can eat it for 3 days straight. Minimal cooking, minimal cleanup and a great way to stay warm. Potato soup is probably my favorite. But I also enjoy chili, if it’s made to my liking. I’m picking about chili. Soup can keep you warm for hours after dinner.
Christmas: For a good portion of winter is the holiday season. The holidays make me happy. Even though it’s freezing outside I feel happier and warmer than I will all year-long. I even willing go outside and walk around near Christmas so I can see and enjoy all the Christmas lights and decor.
My winter essentials. What are yours?