January's host is Ari!
Theme for Jan. 3: I live in a climate with a long, cold winters. Over the years, I've built up a supply of clothing and items to keep warm and dry. I think of them as my arsenal for winter combat. What's in your winter weather arsenal? Or, if you don't have tough winters where you live, tell us about something you own that you wouldn't want to be without.
Um... I live in Florida. Don't snicker. It gets COLD here. Just not for prolonged periods of time. But it does get cold - really cold! I actually don't mind that much... I'd love it if it got cold more than it does already. But the big problem that I have with winters here is the dryness.
Dry in Florida sounds very odd, given our amazing reputation for 100% humidity in the summers, but winters really do have very low humidity. When you add heating to that - well my throat dries out, my sinuses ache and my head hurts. Running this overnight as I sleep helps tremendously. Once we discovered this, we bought one for every bedroom so everyone gets the benefits of slightly moister air.
Now go visit Ari and see what the other participants can't live without in the winter! You can bet their answers will be different from mine.