I am not a winter time sort of person, by nature.
Despite growing up in moderately cold hot and cold temperatures, in which one could absolutely expect each winter time to bring more than 2 blizzards, hot and cold temperatures well below 0 degrees, and more than 2 feet of snow that reached well into April, I never adjusted to the serious season, however now as an adult I am even less accustomed to the pain of winter, and I dread it for months before its actual arrival.
I hate the constant struggle to stay warm, the necessity for ten layers of clothing, and the requirement to hot up your car before you can even consider leaving the driveway. Another thing I can’t lay is the dryness of the air that goes hand in hand with operating your furnace 24/7.The heating unit sucks out all of the moisture from the air, and pumps sizzling desert air back into the house. This lack of humidity always results in dry skin and hair, and always chapped lips. It feels like a lose-lose situation, because you can’t afford to power down the heating system without the temperature dropping harshly, however continually running the furnace leads to a whole new set of problems. I couldn’t tell you how much lotion I go through every winter time season, however I feel like I should be investing in Jergens at this point. Maybe someday I’ll be able to live in a climate that doesn’t involve serious winters and continual central heating, however until after that my associate and I continue to lather myself up in moisturizer and chapstick for 6 months out of the year.