Being from the South, I have literally no idea what to do in the season known by many as winter. I struggle. Though I have surprisingly been told numerous times how lucky I am to have had a a pretty mild winter this year, nonetheless, I’m cold. Luckily, half of winter is already over with two more month of big coats, boots, and gloves.
This weekend, the bitter winds of February kicked in, with speeds of 50 mph. Basically, the wind has been pushy… literally pushing me as I walk. Its so cold, the chill creeps into your body and then hides from itself in the warmth of my body’s insides.. Hence, the post at midnight. No way am I going outside when I can feel my room shaking because of the wind. What makes it worse… here I am, blogging and watching TV and what’s the single worst thing you can hear at a time like this…
Oh ya. The clink clank of the heater before it finally gives out. Thankfully, it’s still pulling through but doesn’t sound like its going to survive too long.
However much I try to fight it and imagine myself in the sunny islands off the coast of somewhere warm, it just isn’t here or now. These are my top tips for winning the battle against winter:
- Marshmallow coat, hell ya F’in right. I don’t care if I look like the queen of marshmallow land – it just keeps you so warm and it isn’t even as heavy.
- Moisturize like it aint nobody’s business. Eczema runs deep with me and my sisters (nicknamed “Eggszama” and “Crocodile Skin”). So it becomes ever more imperative to take care of my skin and the extra hot showers definitely don’t help. My best friend in these extra crucial, itchy, times is an XL bottle of lotion for my face, arms, and legs.
- Embrace the pale because the sun is on vacay. Dab a little bit of pink on your cheeks and va-la, bye bye sun bunny, hello snow bunny!
- Lastly, know mentally that this will not last long. Sooner or later (emphasis on sooner, please dear God) you will have to put up the coats, gloves and boots so for the meanwhile enjoy the chill and snow drizzle. Make plans to go ice skating outside in Byrant Park or snuggle up with some man-warmth and hot chocolate
Stay warm NYC, good night!