Minnesotans are pretty used to the whole snow thing. It was really rare to get a snow day when I was in school, unless it was a TRULY unreasonable amount. However, we DID get cold days. See, we know how to clean up and drive through snow, but even school superintendents were willing to admit that sub zero temperatures + waiting for the bus + kids not having appropriate winter clothing = dangerous. It was awesome to stay home on those days, snuggled up on the couch with some cocoa, thanking your lucky stars that your parents chose to raise you in an area where it was possible for the forecasted high to hit -20 degrees F.
As an adult, ultra cold days aren’t quite so awesome, because employers think you own crazy things like “gloves” and “hats” and “car batteries that can withstand that kind of shit” and thus expect you to report for work anyway. However, sometimes the stars align and you get a day like yesterday – a weekend day with a high in the negative numbers that you can spend curled up on the couch, next to the tree, with your kitten. Of course, in order to do it right, you’re going to need more than a couch and a cat – here’s what I recommend:
- A cozy sweatshirt is a must. Pick one with sleeves that you can pull down over your hands, and you will be a happy camper.
2. Leggings or PJ pants. We all know that leggings are the bomb.com, but sometimes you just need to give them up in favor of a nice flannel pajama pant.
3. Warm slippers. As long as they’re fleecy and soft on the inside, you’re golden.
4. Cozy blanket. I recognize that not everyone can (or wants to) snuggle a cat to stay warm on chilly days, so I suppose a throw blanket is an acceptable substitute. You do what you have to do!