Friday, October 26, 2012

How to Warm Up on a Cold Day

Yesterday it was in the 70s.  Today it was 31° when I got up. Talk about a major temperature drop!  It did get up to 48° today, and I did turn the heat on before I went to bed last night, because they were talking about wind chills in the 20s this morning.  Wind chills!  I think winter is on the way...

Here are some ways to warm up on a cold day, without turning the heat up, which can get really expensive.
  1. Bake something.  The heat from the oven will warm up your kitchen, and you'll have some yummy baked goods, too.
  2. Wash dishes.  You know there are always dirty dishes - especially after you just baked - so warm up by getting your hands into a sink full of warm sudsy water.
  3. Curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good book.  Who said you have to accomplish anything?
  4. Curl up on the couch with a warm cozy cat. Or a computer.  Or both.
  5. Exercise.  There's nothing like getting your body moving and your blood pumping to warm you up.  Even running up and down the stairs a few times will do it.
  6. Drink a hot cup of coffee or tea.  It will warm you up from the inside.
  7. And the most basic of all - dress appropriately!  Put on some socks and a sweatshirt. It's winter.  You're not supposed to be able to run around the house in shorts and a tank top.
I'm sure there are plenty more tips for getting warm and staying warm on a cold day.  Let me know your favorite ones.