Remember last year's polar vortex? This year has been the polar opposite. Other than a surprise 27-inch blizzard, it's been a tame winter here. But just when you get too comfortable…
Boom! Winter returns - with below-zero temps and wind chills of 20 below.
Since it's Sunday - and we walk 10 blocks to church - I had to quickly reassemble the winter gear:
Blanket scarf. My super-talented sister-in-law Holly made this for me at Christmas. Bless her heart. It's the only thing keeping my face from falling off.
Fuzzy boots. You'll never see these in Vogue - but frostbite isn't stylish, either.
Cute cobalt blue thermal underwear. My mom would be proud. If I'm in a car accident today, people in the ER should be impressed.
Ginormous, Thinsulate-lined gloves. Sure, my hands are bigger than the "man-hands" girl from Seinfeld - but at least I can still feel them.
And last - but certainly not least - coffee. Because coffee.