Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Sometime yesterday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. I lost my winter attitude! It was exactly the same temperature when I went to work as when I exited my building at the end of the day.  I had on the same clothes, wore the same jacket.  But on the way home and doing errands I was COLD.  I turned up the heater in the car, rubbed my hands together and even sat on my hands at one stoplight.  I’m afraid it’s going to be a long winter for me this year.

What’s your favorite way to keep warm?

23 thoughts on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

  1. It is the cold wind out here that I find hard to deal with. I have a very warm down parka that I wore yesterday for the first time this year. I wrap a scarf around my head, and put up the parka.

    Husband got to his Tribal housing on the rez Tuesday night to find the lock to the front door was frozen. We had a sudden cold snap after a rainy period, so there must have been moisture in the lock. He had to spend the night in the casino. A MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Tribes repair man came yesterday and got him in to his place.

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  2. I enjoy sitting in front of the fireplace watching Gopher hockey on a Friday or Saturday night, eating spaghetti and sipping a glass of wine.

    Otherwise, get me outside on the ski trail or skating rink and I’ll warm up in about ten minutes.

    Getting into bed after the electric mattress pad has been on “High” for fifteen minutes does the trick too. OR, spooning with my wife after she’s been in bed for a while. The woman is a freakin’ heatsink! 😉 How someone who claims to be so cold all the time can radiate that much heat boggles my mind. Yes, she cranks up the mattress pad too, initially, but turns it down to low after a while.

    Chris in Owatonna

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  3. VS put a curse on my furnace!! I keep the temperature at 65 but it was down to 58 around 2 AM. Three quilts got me through the rest of the night. I’m hoping the service people have things back on before I get home from work.

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  4. I’ve been enjoying mugs of hot cider lately. I also have a big thing filled with rice that I heat in the microwave that is good for warming me up along with wrapping up in a warm blanket or quilt. I’ve had more trouble than ever before keeping warm this fall so I expect it will only get worse when winter comes, so I’m very interested in this topic!

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  5. I have turned the heat up a bit more at home… and we have a “block heater” in the dining room; sort of like an electric radiator, it’s part of our ‘secondary heat’ for the dual fuel rate from the electric coop. I turned that on last night, but just a little bit.
    And asked maintenance to turn on the heat in my theater shop last night. Today it’s way too hot in here. I prefer it a little bit cool so I don’t get so hot once I start working.

    We’re at the odd place in time where the butter is too hard on the kitchen counter.
    I’ll accept just enough heat to soften the butter.

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    1. Our house is pretty well insulated with new siding, yet the coffee cups in the kitchen cupboards need to be heated up now before we put the coffee in or else the coffee cools too quickly.

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