Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Cold Is a State of Mind...............And Don't Forget to Enter My Contest!
I just got off the phone with my good friend Darlin' Deb. She said, Please tell me you turned your furnace on! Well we did turn it on, but the thermostat is set below 60*. It is currently 58* in my living room. The current outside temp is 19*. We've quit using the fireplace because the thermostat is in the same room as the fireplace and it will prevent the furnace from kicking on. That makes the living room right around 45 or below, which is pretty chilly by all accounts. So back to the current temps in my front room. 58*..........am I cold? Not really. Is The Youngun cold? Not at all.
Today's average American is a pretty spoiled creature. My ancestors (and not too distant ancestors at that) had only a fireplace or an inefficient pot belly stove to warm their homes. During a snow storm they would have to shake snow off the quilts when they woke up in the morning, and break ice out of the water pitcher to wash the sleep out of their eyes.
The first few days of this cold snap I was a little chilly, but your body adjusts. It really, truly does! I'm thankful that we have a warm house, plenty of blankets, wool socks, and hot showers. It also makes it a whole lot easier to go do chores when we keep the house cool. If my house was 70*, going out to do chores would be miserable. This way I don't notice the cold outside near as much!
Stay warm and snug and please go enter my Christmas Giveaway if you want! I've changed it to two winners, one that gets the most answers and one random, so please go enter!