Here in northwest Indiana, we do get some snow, and many of the days in December, January, and February are quite cold.
Big Snowfall in Mid-December 2010
When I was young and charming (or least when I was a young and not necessarily charming), I seemed impervious to the cold. On many winter days, I wore shorts and flip-flops, which we called thongs in the 1960's, (but calling the shoes, thongs, might give you the wrong idea). Additionally, I was one of those crazy kids, who never buttoned her coat. Now, that I am older and more sensible (well, at least I am older.) I wear buttoned or zipped coats, gloves, and scarfs to ward off the winter's chill. For very cold days, I have a down-filled jacket. If the temperature is extremely low, I add long underwear to my outdoor garb. My footwear is somewhat more sensible than flip-flops, but I confess to not owning a pair of boots.
Inside the house we keep the temperature at 70 degrees in the day, and 65 degrees at night. Furthermore, we have blankets on our chairs and couches to provide extra warmth. Hot chocolate and other warm drinks are used to warm the innards.
This morning the temperature is 25 degrees in Lake County, Indiana. I hope that you live in a warm climate or that you able to keep warm using your "winter arsenal." To find out how others keep warm on this fine Fun Monday, visit Ari at A Prawn of Fate .