Aren't we all sick of the POLAR VORTEX?
I certainly am -- and normally I love cold weather. I have always said that I look better with clothes on, so fall and winter are my friends. However, enough is enough with the threat of ice every day.
NOTE: I really do mean that the threat of ice is what is pissing me off. Can I get an AMEN from every boss in town?
Anyway, I decided to focus this Four Favs around the cold weather. Here you go...
- My new jacket from The North Face -- I ordered this after my sister-in-law explained to me that it was super thin, but super warm. It is! Of course, I also saw it on The Today Show and they showed how you can roll it up into a ball to make a small pillow... They have lots of colors and this is not the color I would normally have ordered, but when you're about to get on a plane for Iceland, you can't be choosy. I will say that I get compliments on it every time I wear it, so the color must be pretty good. It's called the thermoball and it is about as heavy as a zip-lock bag. Here's the link: http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/women-39-s-thermoball-full-zip-jacket.html
- I gave my besties gloves for Christmas -- they are by Echo and come in all colors. They have the technology to work an I-Phone -- on all five fingers of each hand -- and this pair really does work (as opposed to some of the older ones I've tried). I got them at the Women of Saint Michael (WOSM) Gift Exchange in Highland Park Village. If you go, be sure to tell them that Community Partners of Dallas sent you -- WOSM are some of our favorite donors!
- What do you want while you're stuck inside? If you are Paige (and you are not because that's me, but if you want to want the same things as me), you want popcorn. I have tried every conceivable pre-made specimen, and if I'm not going to home-make my own, Garrett's is BY FAR the best. It ain't diet food, but you'll be smackin' your lips and licking your fingers over their cheese (ohmygoodnessthebestthingyou'veevertasted) popcorn. I literally dream about it. Just ordered myself a couple of tins this week and I run home every day to see if it has arrived yet. You'll know it has arrived when I have yellow fingers. http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/
- My favorite game for friends and family to play is Cranium. Almost every person on a team of 3 or 4 can do something well out of the selections. We play it at CPD on our annual staff-bonding day a lot and it's always a winner. Buy it on Amazon and use amazonsmile -- and choose CPD as your charity of choice, please!
What are you doing to stay warm?