Mamma Pea at A Home Grown Journal had me smiling yesterday with a photo of her Hubby eating breakfast in his coat. Her post was about the transition of moving from more moderate weather to the colder days of winter.
This got me to thinking about what SM and I do to beat the cold.
We usually keep the house at about 65 degrees during the winter. Like everyone else, we have blankets "everywhere" and while SM lounges in T shirts and shorts, yours' truly is bundled up like the Michelin Man.
During the day I kick the heat back down to 64. We are up and moving around so we're generating our own heat.
Our home has lots of windows that face into our backyard. I adjust the blinds to maximize the sunshine to help heat up the house. At night, the blinds and curtains are closed to help keep the cold out. Another trick I like is to boil a pot of water. The extra humidity makes the air feel much warmer.
Today we were blessed with a high of 71. Have I mentioned lately how much I love living in the South. (Go back in the archives and listen to me whine about our blistering hot summer.) Oh yeah! I missed Ohio then!
This is why we moved! Sunshine and moderate winters. I just couldn't take 6 months of gloomy gray skies and bone chilling temperatures.
Today I had the doors and windows open by 11am. I sat outside and sucked up some vitamin D.
I know, I know. It's like rubbing salt into a wound. For all you up in the more northern climes...I feel your pain!
Oh wait...that's the sunburn I got this afternoon. (Wha ha ha...evil laughter)