Tuesday, December 28, 2010

11 Ways to Stay Warm in Texas

I know, I know, I'm being a big baby. Everyone else has snow and freezing weather. All we are dealing with is a little cool, dreary weather here in north Texas. In our parts, snow is a catastrophe and ice, well if there is ice everything just comes to a grinding halt and nobody goes anywhere. Today is one of the grey days when I just don't feel like I can possibly get warm. My feet hurt, my hands hurt and I feel a little sad. Here are some of the ways I fix it when I get uncomfortably cold.

1. Put on two pairs of socks and a pair of fuzzy slippers. (I'm ready for you sock haters:)
2. Take a lap quilt and put it in the dryer to warm it up then wrap it around your shoulders.
3. Drink hot tea.
4. Place a little space heater near your chair.
5. Wear flannel pants
6. Wear knitted wrist warmers .
7. Put a pot of water and some good smelling herbs to simmer on the stove. (Helps the skin and hair).
8. Wear a large fluffy scarf around the neck and shoulders.
9. Enjoy a warm hobby like knitting, crochet or quilting. I find quilting to be the most advanced of these hobbies.
10. Own a barley bag. I know that sounds weird, but I don't know what else to call it. My boss made me one and I love it. She made a square bag out of heavy cotton fabric, put about a pound of barley in it and scented it with Origins "Peace of Mind." Then, she sewed up the bag and made a terry cloth cover for it. I put the bag in the microwave for two minutes on high and the thing stays warm for a very long time. It is in my lap right now.

11. Finally, don't like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes. I know, tired old saying, but still.

Now, picture me doing and wearing all of those things at the same time. hahahahaha...You're welcome.


  1. I rather you do look quite silly right now. Laughing at you behind your back.

    By the way, if you purchase two big and obnoxious boxer dogs to put in your lap it will help too. Maybe you can borrow some from a good-looking friend of yours. Assuming you have a good-looking friend that owns two boxers.

    I chose to remain anonymous since I made fun of you behind your back.