I've discovered the freezing point of my motivation. It happened last Sunday, when I completely overslept and missed my lesson, which I'd been looking forward to. Seriously, it's been a week of highs in the mid to low 20s and lows in the single digits. Around the 9th we had a glorious, warm day: 46 degrees! But before that, we'd had a week of highs in the mid to low 20s and lows in the single digits.
I had to go buy new thermals because the ones I have, light or silk weight, just don't stand up to this cold. Even after a lesson my legs would be so chilled I could feel my cold skin through my winter britches and thermals. So now I have Seriously Warm bottoms and a midweight top. This will help a LOT with motivation. I also picked up a new wool hat. :) It's pink and grey and tan. I got tired of looking at myself in the barn bathroom mirror and realizing that I was wearing all black to the barn. Again. It's not deliberate, I swear! I'd rather have tan britches any day, but the ones that are warmest (and were on sale when I bought them) are black. My FITS are black, espresso brown, or blue -- it's just what was most affordable and available at the time. My fleece jacket is black, but it was the one that was on consignment and $10. :)
So obviously, price trumps color for me. Except for crazy colors, like lime green or whatever. I don't wear those colors even if the outfit is $1. I do not need to look like a diseased kiwi, thank you.
ANYway. Yes. Warm clothes for barn. Desperately needed. I am so, SO over this cold weather, I can't even tell you. I'm sure Apollo is over this weather too. Blech.