Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wanted: World's warmest gloves

OK, I get it now. Quite suddenly, I understand why people of advanced age turn the heat up full blast or move to Florida in the winter. And to think I used to silently mock my mother-in-law while I was sweating buckets in her overheated apartment. I'm sorry, MawMaw. I was too young to feel your pain. Fingers being so cold they actually hurt, toes that won't warm up in a 70-degree house without two pairs of fleece socks and sheepskin-lined slippers. I get it now. It's our circulation, isn't it? It ain't what it used to be. It hit me like a ton of ice on my traditional Thanksgiving Eve walk through campus. Admittedly, I was a bit under-dressed for the weather (forgot a hat, but wore fleece jacket and chenille gloves) but, by the time I got home, I was in agony! I used to prefer winter to summer, big time. But now, the prospect of three months in the deep freeze leaves me... sorry, I gotta say it....cold. I'm not ready to be a snowbird and I'm not a fan of Florida, necessarily. (Now, a month in New Orleans I could get into!) So, in the meantime, I'm in search of the best, warmest pair of gloves I can find. All suggestions welcome.

2 comments:

karen said...

Ad Astra Alpaca farm south of Baldwin, my favorite. They have the nices fiber and keep your toes and hands warm with gloves and socks. Sweaters and a lot more are available. I went last weekend and stocked up.Trust me you will thank me! Seeing the cute animals is a plus as well that provide it. And it's American made! I went to school with the owners. Cookies and coffee make it an really cool experience.

Cathy Hamilton said...

Thanks, Karen! I'll go out there today. Winter's coming!