Apparently “three-dog night” is a synonym for the word “frigid.” No idea why. I feel I must jump on the bandwagon and comment on the cold, Siberian temperatures we’ve been having. Some cold I can handle. Warm socks, a fluffy down coat, cozy scarf, and some good mittens do wonders at cutting the chill. Lately though, that has not been the case. The cold is piercing enough to make me feel like I’m really only wearing flipflops and a thin, cotton dress. It’s the kind of cold that makes a little knot in my stomach. As I sought to warm up today, I thought of how thankful I am that I have ways to get warm!
1) The lowly microwave. It might be a standard appliance in most households, but without my microwave I could not heat up a hot pack to keep warm (cotton hot pack with dried corn inside). Also, it’s very useful for reheating tea that seems to cool at an alarming rate.
2) Blankets. I feel lucky to have enough bedding to pile on to lock in the heat (thanks to my brother and sister-in-law who bought me a new wool throw)
3) Down coat. I hesitated to buy a new coat this last fall because I didn’t want to spend the money. It’s probably the best $40 I’ve ever spent. It can’t keep out all the cold, but I would be an icicle without it.
4) Tea. Thanks to Winco, I can buy tea bags for 9 cents each. Nice minty warmness.
What’s your favorite way to stay warm in the winter?