Cold and Hungry
By Ali Canary
December 12, 2016 5:12am CST
That sounds awful, doesn't it? Who wants to be cold and hungry? It sounds like I'm out on the streets, searching desperately through trash cans for a bit of sustenance. Actually, I am suffering only minor discomfort. It's been very cold here, lately--it hasn't snowed, yet, because the weather has been dry in general, but nighttime temps have been in the 20s and even the teens over the weekend. I'm bundled up on the couch under a few blankets because we keep our thermostat a bit low (68F) to save energy. I'm okay with that, but yeah, it can be a bit chilly. At the moment I am wearing two pairs of socks, though, and my feet are toasty. If my feet are warm, I'm good. As for the hungry part, that's also somewhat mild. I got up early this morning, but I brushed my teeth and didn't feel like eating right away. Now that I am finally feeling some appetite, I am being polite and waiting for my husband to finish in the kitchen so I am not running over him while he's trying to make his breakfast. Waiting hungrily, you might say.
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14 Dec 16
It's not very small, but we do need to use the same areas (refrigerator, microwave, stove, cabinets) at the same time. He's told me it's distracting when I'm there (he needs to be able to follow a routine, or he gets thrown off), so I defer to that. He has to leave for work by a specific time, and my schedule is usually more flexible, so I don't mind waiting.
14 Dec 16
It's true, when I'm cold, my instinct is to curl up tight under some covers, but I know that if I just get up and get active, I will warm up--don't know why I don't just do that every time. It lasts a while, too! I will also warm up if I start knitting, but I'd have to get off the computer for that, lol!