I’ve realized that it’s impossible to look attractive in the winter.
The extreme cold in Glenview is the problem and it lasts for more than half the year.
When the temperature drops down to negative twenty five, the air lacks essential moisture. The overly dry air sucks moisture out of everything it touches, including skin and hair. During the winter, I struggle with chapped lips, frizzy hair and dry, itchy skin. Although I am conscientious about chapstick, conditioner for my hair and moisturizer for my skin, these rather expensive products don’t help all that much. Anytime I leave the house in the winter, I need to bundle up against the cold. I wear long-winter underwear under my pants and sweater and then put a puffy jacket over the top. I add heavy boots, a hat, scarf and gloves. Under all of those layers, I could be fat or skinny and no one would know the difference. My body shape is completely obliterated by all of the padding. Living in Glenview, the cold weather is a consideration from November until April. We often have snow on the ground for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. We’ve already had blizzard conditions on Mother’s Day in May. While I really don’t like winter weather, it makes me appreciate the summer. The summers in Glenview don’t last all that long, but they’re beautiful. I love the heat and humidity. I enjoy laying out in the sun, working in my garden and just spending time outside. I try to breath as much fresh air as possible before the cold weather arrives.