Cold and Hungry

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@AliCanary (1852)
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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@JohnRoberts (63276)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Dec 16
As long as you are warm. You can grab a hot beverage and some toast!
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@AliCanary (1852)
13 Dec 16
That sounds very cozy :)
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
Your hubby should cook you breakfast while he is in there cooking his own! Stay warm!
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@AliCanary (1852)
14 Dec 16
Exactly! Why doesn't he think to do that?!?
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
14 Dec 16
@AliCanary Not sure lol
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec 16
Do you have a small kitchen that doesn't allow both of you in there at the same time? Seems to me if you're hungry you should eat.
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@AliCanary (1852)
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.
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Dec 16
@AliCanary That's understandable.
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@Corbin5 (116458)
• United States
12 Dec 16
We keep our thermostat at 68 also, but I am always hot and my husband is always cold. I win; he loses on that 68 degrees.
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@AliCanary (1852)
13 Dec 16
I was going to say, it's easy to bundle up, but it's harder to bundle down!
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@Corbin5 (116458)
• United States
13 Dec 16
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@Morleyhunt (21017)
• Canada
12 Dec 16
We keep our thermostat at 63 F. If I'm sitting around I find it chilly, so I'll add a sweater and pull a blanket over my knees. When I'm doing something, even slightly active, the sweater comes off and I find it warm.
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@AliCanary (1852)
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!
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@Morleyhunt (21017)
• Canada
15 Dec 16
@AliCanary sitting at the computer is the coldest task....short of being outside. When I'm outside though, I'm moving around and that gets me to warm up as well.
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@teamfreak16 (41519)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Dec 16
I hate being cold. I'm sitting next to a space heater right now!
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@AliCanary (1852)
13 Dec 16
So is my little cat. I can't believe she can lie right in front of it like she does. When I go to pet her, she feels hot!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 16
I'm sure your food will taste that much better for a little hunger. :) Hunger is a good sauce, they say!
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@AliCanary (1852)
13 Dec 16
Sometimes when I am hungry or thirsty, I will actually play it out a little, knowing how much more refreshing it will be when it does come!
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@CinnamonGrl (6065)
• Paradise, California
12 Dec 16
It does make one feel gratitude, though. For having a roof over our head, head we can turn on, food to eat. I can't even imagine being homeless in the winter. And thank goodness for good socks!
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@AliCanary (1852)
14 Dec 16
That was my feeling, which is why I tried to downplay my discomfort a lot. I am very grateful indeed for everything, down to the socks!