How I've missed you - all those years tucked down in Southern Florida, only wearing boots one week per year when we'd get a tiny cold spell. I've just had one week of glorious cold weather in Hagerstown, MD and my boots are happy to be worn daily.
My oldest is enjoying stockings - bright, bright, bright stockings of fuschia pink and purple. She attends a conservative private school where her uniforms are a bit bland in navy blue and tan so the bright colors really cheer her up each day. I wonder if I could find butterfly stockings? That would totally geek her out.
But alas, there is always a drawback. Husband saw the summer electric bill and is freezing us to 70 degree temps inside. I think he's willing to let it drop to 68. This morning I tried, I really really tried to sit in a cold room with scarf, boots and sweater but my spine got cold! Yes, my spine! It felt all stiff and rigid until I finally caved and brought a little space heater in. Now I'm nice and cozy in my den of solitude - i.e. home office.
I thought maybe the kids would revolt, but Sam, the three year old, is perfectly fine running around the house in a t-shirt and shorts. I've asked him if he's cold and he says no! The oldest also seems perfectly fine in short sleeves. Kids, I can't believe they've left me out in the cold on this one!