I left Massachusetts expecting to go to a warmer climate. Not by much, but slightly warmer. On top of the abnormally warm winter we were having in Mass/Rhode Island, I didn’t really expect to have to worry much about the climate here in Florence. But of course, life doesn’t go as planned. It has been
cold FREEZING here. It says its only around 30 degrees most days but the wind is an absolute killer. It has snowed here three times; no accumulation but still scared the Florentines into hiding. Right now I’m sitting in my kitchen wearing leggings, jeans, thick socks, a tank top, sweater, and sweatshirt and I am still freezing. My first attempt to ward off the cold was to make tea… well it worked for about the 5 minutes that it stayed hot. I am currently letting my second attempt simmer on the stove as we speak: chili.