I hate to be that guy who complains about the cold weather, but I'm going to anyway. It's just so cold everywhere I go! My office is freezing year 'round, my house is horribly drafty and I can't seem to keep my hands warm in my car, even with gloves on.
Fortunately there are solutions.
I keep two blankets at the office. There's a grey knitted blanket that is big and warm but too linty if I'm wearing black. That's when I switch to the smaller fleece airplane-style blanket. Sometimes I wear them around the office like capes. I'm not proud.
At home I wear a robe pretty much all the time. I have three to choose from, each more hideous than the last. There's the pink fluffy one that adds 40 pounds to my apparent weight, the pilly green and blue argyle one that I got at a clothing exchange, and finally the blue chenille one that makes me look like I'm wrapped in a big towel.
Whether I'm in clothes or pajamas, you'll find me wearing one of these robes on top in the fall and winter. Yes, I wear them out into the yard while I'm walking the dog. If he starts taking me up the street, we have an ugly robe fashion show for the neighbors. Again, not proud.
Speaking of the dog, he's the reason I have no complaints about the temperature in my bedroom. As soon as I get into bed, he jumps up and paws the covers until I lift them up. Then he curls into the hollow of my chest and stomach and falls asleep for the night. It's like having a dog-shaped hot water bottle under the blanket with me.
So I have most of the solutions I need, but I had to get my annual complaining out of my system anyway. And if you can think of a way I can warm up my cold nose, let's hear it.
Photo credit: Melinda Shelton