February 1st, 2019


oh the weather outside is frightful

5 positive things, the arctic edition:

  1. Heat that doesn't require lugging in wood or coal and constant tending of a fire.

  2. Snow--hear me out! Where I am, we haven't had snow since November. It's nice to have the world pretty and white for a change.

  3. Direct sunlight. The temperatures have been awful, but for most of the week we had really and truly sunshine, and it was glorious. I spent my lunch breaks plastered up against my office window trying to get as much of it as possible.

  4. The jacket I got for being on the college fencing team. Technically it's a warm-up jacket, but with a hoodie underneath and a backpack on to keep the back vent closed, it's pretty toasty. Not quite rainproof, but does pretty well against snow.

  5. My LL Bean Bar Harbor boots continue to be my favorite set of foodwear, btw. Keep my feet warm and dry even when fording mostly-frozen streams and crossing snow-covered fields.