Monday, December 27, 2010

Soft and Silky

One of the great things about being in education is that you get a nice long Christmas break.  I stopped working last Wednesday, and I don't have to go back until after New Year's Day!  This morning I slept in, then ate a leisurely breakfast and read the newspaper.  After breakfast I decided to take a walk to counteract the effects of all the food I've eaten the past few days.  Hubby Tony, who took a vacation day today, decided to join me.  Even though the temperature on our walk was only 18°, I was nice and warm, thanks to some new long underwear Santa brought me.

My old thermals date back to my days of doing playground duty when the boys were in elementary school.  They're thick and bulky, and the top and bottom don't match, but they work.  However, I thought it was time for an upgrade.  My friend Dani, the Walk Diva at Walk It Off! is a big advocate of silk long underwear.  Based on her recommendations, I added some to my Christmas list, and I was fortunate enough to find a set under the tree.

Today was the first time I put them on.  I love these new undergarments!  The silk feels great, and it's very lightweight;  the two new pieces folded together weigh less and take up less space than one of the old pieces.  My regular clothes slipped easily over the silk layer, and I didn't feel bulky.  I was ready for some serious cold weather when I walked out the door.

Tony and I walked for about a half hour and (except for my uncovered face) I was comfortable the whole time.  Maybe I'll be spending more time outside this winter...


  1. How very nice! I bet they are warm and I love the idea of them not being bulky under your clothes!

    You must have been a good girl this year! :)

  2. I've been painting in a cold, uninhabited house for the past two days wearing my old, bulkies. I really MUST upgrade! I'm told Underarmour is good.

  3. Cool! or should i say, Warm! glad you liked my idea and that santa paid attention. i'll add that i've been lucky enough to find some additional pieces at our favorite 'boutique'. otherwise, sierra trading post is usually the best place to buy them - price, quality, and service. looking forward to walking outside again when i don't have to worry about the ice!

  4. first I've heard of silk long underwear myself, good to know, and they sound luxurious.