I’m just going to say it. Fleece lined leggings may be one of the best known inventions of man. Winter is my least favorite season; in fashion and in general. I love Autumn fashion but that’s another blog post. Back to Winter, it can be pretty yes but I can do without it. I would be happy to hibernate until Spring. I believe I have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is still Autumn but the weather is beginning to transition into the next season. The temperature is warmest first thing in the morning. It drops throughout the day.
I woke up early this morning and saw that exact forecast on the 5am news. Temperatures will be dropping throughout the day. On top of that there will be wind gusts increasing in speed. I could already hear it. The wind was whipping past my windows and creating funnels with fallen leaves. The huge trees surrounding my home were swaying as were the power lines, a disaster waiting to happen. Who wants to be out in that? Not me.
Something changed though. I was looking at my recent online purchases which included fleece lined leggings. I hadn’t worn them out yet. I had tried them on and was so impressed with the comfort that I ordered more. Looking at those leggings and listening to that wind prompted me to go outside into the wind gusts. It seemed silly. It was still dark but I did it. Let me tell you…the freedom I felt was indescribable. It was like a was standing with my arms fully extended with the biggest grin as a camera panned around me, you know that scene in the movies lol. That was me. suddenly I wanted to play catch me if you can with the wind. But really what wind? I couldn’t feel it, at least my legs couldn’t. All they felt was joy, overwhelming joy!
Now by the time I went back in, my face felt like it had taken a beaten by the wind. My legs felt like perfection. Maybe I should look into a fleece lined ski mask.