What do you wear for a surprise snow day in October? If you’re like me and you overprepare for trips just in case, lots of layers and some surprisingly-great snow boots.
Here’s what I’m wearing:
I’m really, really not a cold weather person, and usually I’m shivering and miserable every time I go outside in winter. I’m finally learning to layer, though, and I was pretty proud of being warm for hours and hours outside here.
Back in October, we got out of DC for a long weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia. We thought there’d only be flurries, so we were pretty surprised to get to the lodge at the state park and discover the forecast was for five inches of snow.
I had brought tons of warm clothing and my new snow boots just in case, thinking I’d be doing more walking around in cold mud than anything else, but the boy hadn’t even brought a coat. He’s half polar bear, I swear. This was a little too cold even for him, so we went to the nearest Wal-Mart (an hour away, in Maryland) and bought him a cheap jacket. *laugh*
At any rate, the snow was great. It started falling in earnest after we got back to the lodge and snowed all night and the next day. And there was no wind, so it was just absolutely a perfect day to be outside. I’m pretty amateur with my video camera to say the least, but I made another little video just of the beautiful snow.
Woohoo! The details are final for the upcoming plus-size clothing swap. If you’re in the Washington, DC metro area (or within driving distance in Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia), come over to my house in Manassas, VA, from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 for an evening of pizza and snacks, free clothes, silly Wii dance games and lots of giggling!
If you’ve never attended a plus-size clothing swap, here’s how it works: Read the rest of this entry