My last trip of the year is a fun trip. I get to go to Chicago for my sister’s bachelorette party!! My big sister is getting married in a few weeks and we are celebrating her last days as a free-wheeling, care-free single lady. Or whatever. We are going to get facials, do yoga, and then have a night on the town. I am SUPER excited about it, and can’t wait to get up there. Or at least, I couldn’t wait to get up there, until I heard about the weather that they are anticipating for the weekend. A high of 23 degrees? The whole time I’m there? And yes, I know that isn’t as bad as some places right now, but that is REALLY COLD for this Texas girl. My younger sister sent me an email yesterday with directions on what to bring. And I quote:
it’s cold. for real. don’t forget to bring scarves, gloves, layering sweaters, and hats that cover your ears with lining on the inside. no holey hats, they will do you no good.
I called to confirm, and indeed by “holey” hats she means knitted hats. Which of course, as a knitter, are all of the hats I own. So not only do I need to worry about finding a cute outfit for the actual party, I need to worry about getting all new, non-holey, cold winter gear. Today. Cue shopping freakout frenzy in 5….4….3……. Maybe I should just go get this coat? I don’t think I’ll be cold in it. Although it might be overkill, as I am not actually going to the Yukon.
As excited as I am about this fun party weekend, I am extremely anxious about the cold. If anyone has any additional cold weather tips for me I would be very grateful.At least I’m not driving! Thank goodness for small gifts.
And now I have “Single Ladies” stuck in my head. Let the party begin!
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