So, 'tis the season for me to freeze everywhere I go. Those of you who have ever had to pay for oil heat in a completely insulation-free home in the northeast know the pain that I feel in the winter. The apartment is constantly about 62 degrees, I wear sweaters over sweaters and socks and slippers. I leech the kitties' heat and make as much comfort food as possible (tonight - roasted root vegetables!). My nose, toes, and fingers will be freezy-cold from now until late April. Ugh.
This is also the time when I drink lots and lots of tea. I used to just buy box after box of Salada tea (100 bags for $3.99! or something ridiculous like that), but my tastes have evolved and I've branched out more. Early Grey is my favorite by far, and I have a pretty good stash of various teas. There's a TeaLuxe in Harvard Square, which I love, but I'm looking for others' opinions. Any tea you can't do without when the weather is cold? I tend to steer away from very fruity types, but I'm flexible.
Other cold weather thing: for the first time since last spring, I got up and I was covered in goosebumps until my car warmed up. So, when I got out of the warm (down-covered) bed at 6:15, until pulling out of the driveway at 6:40, I was a goose-pimply zombie. Stupid Cold Monday! I hate you, and if you were a person I would perpetrate a swift round-house kick to your face!!!