Friday, October 11, 2013

How to stay warm without turning on the heat

When you're too _________ (insert appropriate adjective: Dutch, cheap, stubborn, poor, etc.) to turn on the heat yet but it's only 65 degrees inside, here are some ways to get warm:
  1. Vacuum - it won't make the house warmer but YOU will be warmer. And your house will be clean(er).
  2. Move furniture - exerts a lot of energy and now your family room will be in position to use the baseboard heater.
  3. Bake something - when you're finished, turn off the oven and leave the oven door open. Why waste that heat? You've already paid for it! Plus you'll have something yummy to eat and your house will smell great!
  4. Chase your 2-year-old around the house - she'll think it's fun and you'll get all sweaty.
  5. Make another cup of coffee. Oh yes, I did. 
  6. Snuggle your kids while you watch a movie.
It's raining for the second day in a row and I've already done 1 through 5. Tonight is movie night so that means #6 is on the docket.

Stay warm, my friends.

1 comment:

oddmix said...

*Sigh*
When did your kids get so big? They are so handsome/beautiful!

For that matter, when did my kids get so big?