I am cold!

@Anne18 (11029)
February 2, 2012 12:35pm CST
Hello there my friends, trust that you are all well and 2012 is being good to you all. I'm doing fine, been very busy away from mylot, just everyday things, nothing exciting. Fallen off the diet a few times and eaten rubbish food which has then made me feel real bad.. I'll never learn will I? I'm sitting at the pc with my shawl wrapped around my shoudlers as I'm so COLD!!! They say we may have some snow tomorrow, or at the most at the weekend!!! And I have to be out at work all day tomorrow so that will mean going from my cold house into outside, cycle ride to work house/clean in a hot house and then out into the cold to next hot house etc and then home to a cold house! Our heating system is not very good, hubby says I should put some meat on my bones!!! LOL. Hope I don't fetch a cold. What I started out for on this discussion before I got widely sidetracked is to ask all of my friends on mylot, 1) Is it COLD where you are living in the world and... 2) Are you (feeling) cold If you are all cold we could all get together, collect some wood and have a lovely big campfire and warm our bodies around it, throw some tatties in the embers and we could have a lovely sing song, maybe heat some soup up and have a big catch up What do you think? Anne18
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@GardenGerty (156325)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Someone poked a hole in your part of the world and let all the warmth escape into my part of the world. It has been very spring like almost all winter. Almost warm enough to wear shorts. Am I catching here that you bicycle to work? Brrr. Now we are supposed to get much colder weather for a few days here, but no moisture unfortunately. Let's build a fire as you said, and snuggle. No, wait, I have to work. I work until midnight most nights this month.
@GardenGerty (156325)
• United States
3 Feb 12
No wonder you stay so slim. You burn even more doing it in the cold.
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Thank you, it was what you call a dry cold today so it wasn't too bad cycling up and down town. Had a lovley baked spud and salad for tea
@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
Well they can just come and fill that hole back in very quickly, as I don't like them doing that! Shorts.... my son wore shorts to go football training outside last night!! Brr made me feel even colder! Yes I do cycle to work, I have a 2 hour job tomorrow morning, followed by a 1 hour 30 min job other end of town then back up other end of town for another 2 hour job and then back down the other end of town for an 1 hour job. Have tried very hard to move people about so I don't spend my time keep going up and down town (took jobs on at different times) but as they are eldery they all like there slots and won't change, but think of those extra calories I lose keep going from one end of town to the other end of town
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@samd87 (327)
2 Feb 12
I am so cold! I'm sitting having snuggles on the sofa with the kids before they go to bed, then will get my blanket and snuggle that lol. I am really not looking forward to the snow although my kids cant wait for it to come.
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
My children also would like snow! Espically on a school day and the school may be closed!!! Enjoy your cuddles, I shall get my cuddles later when the children come in from there clubs... and do the hot water bottle run
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@BarBaraPrz (44959)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Feb 12
Sounds like fun...
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
LOL.... depends what you class as fun!!!!!! LOL Lovely to hear from you
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@maximax8 (31055)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 12
I am cold due to the freezing cold weather outside. My car had iced up windows again this morning. In my bungalow it is colder than normal because the central heating has stopped working. I have an electric fire in my lounge and it is cold in the rest of my bungalow. I take a hot water bottle to bed with me. Yes, the fire with all of us on My Lot sounds great. This morning my dial in my car said the temperature was minus one and a half.
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
Hi there, How are you doing? We are in the same country so I'm glad in a way that someone else is as cold as me! You like to travel about a lot, don't you? Do you like traveling to different places in this cold weather? I don't, just going out to work is bad enough for me. Hope you get your heating sorted out very soon, espically with you having two young children and a disable son, you need to keep them all warm. My children have hot water bottles, I have an electric blanket on my bed, kept it on all last night, our heating system works but its just not that good, good job we are used to the cold. When my husband came home this morning from his night shgift, his car dial was reading -6!!!! Lovely to catch up with you
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@maximax8 (31055)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 12
Hello again Anne. You husband's car dial read minus six so that was an awfully cold temperature. It does get colder in the night than it does in the day. My daughter is only two years old. She has just gone down with an eye infection. Therefore she can't go to her childminder because of this. We are sitting close to the electric fire in our lounge. The rest of my bungalow is extremely cold. As you know I love to travel to different countries. Only on one trip did I choose to visit Central Europe in January 1992. The was so freezing cold and snow was all over the place. My favorite season is summer and I like spring too. I will be having Argentina and Chile in their autumn our spring. I generally like the shoulder season for flight prices. I hope that March will be warm and springlike.
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@telmesh (1793)
3 Feb 12
Hello you guys nice to catch you together, it is cold -5 in Bristol but not windy so it's not too bad. Sorry to hear your heating systems aren't good, mines just over a year old and is working fine, good heating is really necessary now this weather is here. Had the insulation done 2 years ago and it really shows in the low fuel bills, last months was nearly £60. Even if you have double glazing another layer across the windows will help decrease the heat loss.
@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Wait, you said you, "cycle ride to work house/clean in a hot house and then out into the cold . . " Do you ride a bike from one house to another to clean it? I do that, but only one house once a week on Thursdays. I also live in a home that isn't well heated, so I can relate.. I am sorry it is so cold there, I don't know if I could ride my bike if it was too cold, I'd prefer to walk so I can bundle up more. Here, though the usual climate at this time of year is freezing with snow and ice, we are experiencing a very mild winter, it is sunny and in the 60's, so I came home and was still hot from my work. I hope spring comes early for you..
• United States
3 Feb 12
The house I go to is walking distance, but I get there quicker riding my bike. So you are a size 7 or 8? Wow, you are tiny, I am sure you can find really nice clothes, I know my daughter does because of her small size..
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
Yes, you are correct, I also do get a nice cup of tea at every house, which does mean I then need to go to the toilet at every house as it goes through me fast in this cold weather, plus I have no meat on me being a size english 8 (well my english size 8 jeans are slighty too big so I think I'm a size 7 most of the time) Glad that you can relate to my job and cold house, so I always come home to a cold house even if the heating is on as my old folk like "hot" houses!! My houses thatI clean are too far apart to walk, would only walk if it snowed, I would then run 3/4 hour late all day. Hope Spring comes early as well. At least you can get warm by cycling and its extra excerise
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@telmesh (1793)
3 Feb 12
Right pair of cyclists aren't you. Didn't know you were so slim Anne, must be all that cycling and cleaning.
• United States
2 Feb 12
It has been in the 70's here in Texas and I am surprised not to see any very cold temps at all here, we had some rain and are going to have more soon! I love it because we desperately need it and as long as I am at home I love it! But the weather man said not to get too used to it because we will get some cold temps soon but it has been so nice I have been leaving the windows open and doing yard work and going for walks.
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
We have been taking the children for brisk walks at the weekend, they like walking and its free and very good for you. Here in England we are meant ot be going to have a water shortage in the summer as they say it hasn't rained enough this winter!!
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Don't know about any rain, but they do say that we may have some snow this weekend! Hopefully not as it may mean our family can't come to lunch on sunday as they have to travel to get here, not nice in the snow
• United States
3 Feb 12
That sounds nice the walks, sorry You haven't had much rain there, we did not have any for awhile but noiw we have had quite a bit and they say the lake levels are almost back to where they should be and it is raining again today I ma happy to be home and not out in that mess though the rain is nice to have I love it especially when I am inside Hope you get some rain there soon and have a good day!
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Feb 12
me too Anne, I crawled back into bed as I was sitting here typing and shivering. our room is so cold in the mornings and at night.I asked for and got a heavy comforter and two worn but still warming blankets. And we are here in sunny 'S outhern california. But its been going down to 40 and 38 close to freezing. the thing here is our house and our buildings are not built for freezing weather but sunny warm weather. seems this winter has been weird, one day down to almost 32 then warm up to almost 80. and from Dec through January we have had a seige of bad flu
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
I know, our house is so cold as well, I have a blanket on our bed and the eletric blanket plus I wear winter pj's. Hope you don't get the flu, please keep warm.... have a wee nip to warm your insides
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Ah sucks mate, but at least you are here now, means a lot to all of us
@telmesh (1793)
3 Feb 12
All my favourite friends are on this conversation, wish I was here last night when you were all live.
@missybear (11391)
• United States
3 Feb 12
It's in the mid thirties in the morning but in the sixties through out the day, we actually had a mild winter so far. My apartment is always chilly cause I keep my heater down at 70 since I don't want a high power bill. The way my windows face I get hardly any sunshine in the winter but more than I like in the summer. I wish I had a fire place.
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
We have no fire place, I think they help to make the room feel warmer. We have ordered five bags of coal to come on Monday as it is coalman day. The sun has been shining today
@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
3 Feb 12
Here is Wisconsin we have had a seasonal warm winter with not alot of snow! In January it is coomon to see single digits and below zero. Did not see any of that! We had one nice snow storm of like 5 inches and that was it! Must of the time we are in the 30's and 40's F! At night is has been in the low 30's and high 20's! So with the little snow I except we will have another rainy spring and a very rainy summer! That is the way it usually goes!
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Hi there, we have been told to expect some snow, sometime over the weekend! Have just called the cat in
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 12
Hi Anne, as from my area here, i am feeling very hot and humid. It is seldom rains in here. But, it is lucky that it did rained for a few hours on yesterday evening. Since, i seldom go outdoor, so i will just stay indoor and switched on the air-cond. At least, it free myself and my son from the heat. I really hope able to switch place with you one day, so able to feels that cold.
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Well I don't like the heat either, predfer to be cold as it is easier to control your temp. Its real cold here, so think you should stay where you are
@jonnifc (1017)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
Hi there! It's my first winter ever but where I am, people here say so far the winter is mild. I'm in Canada as of the moment and it gets cold a couple of days in the week, like -25+ deg C (incl windchill). But on the following days, it gets a little warmer. Like today is about 1 deg C. It's supposed to be colder at this time but so far it's been bearable. I like it but I still like summer the best. Especially because it reminds me of the weather in my home country. But, you know, that campfire and soup sound awfully nice! =) Keep warm now!
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
What sort of soup would you like? You will know I like ot try making homemade soups. Been out to collect children from clubs so now drinking a hot cup of tea before I go for a bath.. hoping that the children have left me some hot water!!!! They didn't the other evening, so was even colder than normal when I went to bed! Thank heavens for eletric blankets
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
3 Feb 12
World remains what it is all the time -- a few months you have cold climate and in a few months you have summer. To keep ourselves warm we should cover our body with sweaters or jerkins and also stay inside a room provided with heater. While staying in USA we use to do like that. Inside the house I use to wear only a banian, a shirt and a nice sweater over that besides pants, In Chennai --the climate is --hot, hotter or hottest -- min i 25 deg.c so no need for any winter clothing at all. we have to use fans and AC.
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
I do wear a fleece to keep warm and try to keep one room warm
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
2 Feb 12
Yes it is very cold over here (live in the east part of the Netherlands). I hear on the news there is no snow in the east part of my country but if I look outside there is. I wear a scarf (or two) too inside the house and some gloves (only not while typing). We all go to bed with hot water bags to try to keep warm. I really hope the temp will rise because it's no fun anymore :-( Otherwise I have to move my daughter into an other room (she is sleeping on the ceiling no heath over there.. although the heath we have can hardly warm up the house). So there are times we all sit with blankets and we go to bed earlier. Also we have a hard time to get out of bed. BTW think it's normal to eat more if it's cold so don't feel bad about that! If you make the fire I will bring my cookingpot to hang it above it (instead of soup we can make hot chocolate too!)
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
I wear gloves in the house as well and in bed, I can type with my gloves on as well. They are cotton gloves as I get really sore hands when it is cold and I like to put lots of E45 cream on my hands and then cotton gloves to help soak the cream into my hands, plus it also means by wearing the gloves I can still get on and do jobs instead of waiting for the cream to soak in. Please bring your cooking pot to the camp fire, looking forward to the hot chocolate
@bjc66bjc (6730)
• United States
2 Feb 12
Hi Anne, it is cold here also...yesterday it was 62 and had been in the 60's the last 2-4 days, but thats over...today is 42 and chilly...and it looks like thats the way it going ton be for the next 7 days...But at least there is not snow in the forcast as of yet...So I guess we have to be grateful, right???? Thank God I can still operate my heat and I can't stand to be cold so I have to turn up the heat...The cold weather and I do not get along. If I can't wear shorts and a tee shirt in my house , its not comfortable for me... But I am in for your little campfire get together....Let me know when and where....I am in...LOL....
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@Anne18 (11029)
2 Feb 12
Glad you want to join in round the camp fire. I'm so used to feeling cold now
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@Humbug25 (12540)
8 Feb 12
Hi ya Anne I haven't even started my diet yet this year, might well be March before I do haha. I never feel like dieting in the colder months so I will wait til it gets a bit warmer before trying! Yesterday I turned the page over of the calendar from January to February so it looks as though this year I am going to be behind on everything but hopefully not haha
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@Anne18 (11029)
9 Feb 12
Its not law to start your diet in Jan, a lot of people wait a while ot get all the christmas food out the way, you'll soon catch up with everything
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@Anne18 (11029)
10 Feb 12
We have also three tins of biscuits and chocolates under the stairs that need ot be eaten.. all freezer food gone, didn't have much as went out alot ot other peoples at christmas instead of everyone coming ot us
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@Humbug25 (12540)
10 Feb 12
Oh I totally agree. I will start when I am ready that way the chance of success might be a bit higher too haha. Still got some food in the freezer from Christmas that needs clearing out!
@alottodo (3056)
• Australia
3 Feb 12
I love the idea of a campfire! oh those were the days and some one would come along with a guitar and folks songs and every one would sing along...I still love to have something like that at least once a year...at the moment here is quite hot and humid and its raining...you know what? lets have a virtual campfire here on MyLot where every one will bring something to cook in the fire! drinks and what ever they fancy...lets have a feast!
@Anne18 (11029)
5 Feb 12
That sounds real grand, we could have a hot tottie as well while we are singing to help warm our hearts
@Anne18 (11029)
6 Feb 12
Lots of good singing was going on last night, I could hear you all joining in all over the world, warmed the cockles of my heart as they say in England
@alottodo (3056)
• Australia
6 Feb 12
I Am looking forward to that!
• Pamplona, Spain
3 Feb 12
Hiya Anne, Well like you I have got to move around to keep warm sometimes. Its quite difficult as the heating is very expensive to use its that hot air heating. I don´t use a shawl but I use my older jackets and have my Boots on I really don´t care about any silly comments from anyone. You don´t have to put weight on to keep warm just put extra clothing on warm Drinks and hot water bottles wrapped in a blanket for use in Bed or the Sofa.xxx Would love to join your Bonfire and would love to eat some tatties as well I really miss Bonfire Night every year I miss it. Do you still celebrate that then. We have had a bit of Snow but it has gone already but it´s still very cold.xxx
@Anne18 (11029)
5 Feb 12
Yes we still do Bonfire night, the children love it. I put the elecrtic blanket on at night and have a lovley warm shawl/blanket that I wrap around me when I sit on the sofa to watch telly. You are my best friend saying I don't have to put on weight to keep warm..... I shall pass that comment on to hubbY!!! hee Hee
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Feb 12
Hiya Anne, You are my best Friend as well as I don´t care how much a Person weighs here there is a real fanatical attitude towards weight problems. Anyway so glad somebody seems to celebrate Bonfire Night as it seems like everyone I know has given it up and its such a shame too. Mainly to keep warm I move around a lot and if not I have one of those blankets that have a velvet like touch I don´t know what they call them in English I really don´t they don´t cost very much and keep you really warm when you are sitting on the Sofa watching the Television which I don´t really watch unless I want to even though it might be on.xxx
• Pamplona, Spain
6 Feb 12
Me again, Repeated myself a bit there lol. Was going to ask you when is your own personal Bonfire Party then? I love tatties in their Jacket but no one else here does at all so I am one on my own for those kind of things. Also the Fireworks like Catherine Wheels and Sky Rockets and Sparklers too love them.xxx
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
3 Feb 12
Although today has been sunny, and the news this morning said that it will be sunny this weekend, it is still a bit cold. It's warm under the sun, but when you go to the shade it is really cold. Good thing the heater here in the office is in full blast. But just let me know when we'll get together and I will bring some firewood.
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@Anne18 (11029)
5 Feb 12
Bring your firewood over right now and we can get the camp fire burning lovley and bright
@Anne18 (11029)
6 Feb 12
Have cleared it at customs, you can bring the wood on the plane as carry on
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
6 Feb 12
Maybe I will! I hope they would allow the firewood as 'carry on' on the plane!
• India
3 Feb 12
no its not cold here anymore as, in india december and january are considered as the month of cold and they are already passed, however if i give you today's report then its very cloudy climate here, which bring a sense if feeling of cold.
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@Anne18 (11029)
3 Feb 12
Good evening people, glad for you to respond to my discussion
• India
3 Feb 12
hi jaiho. i too belong to the same place as you were. from delhi, and you know it the winter season passed and heading towards the summer.but hey its very warm climate has become over the past few years and the climatic condition are changing very fast.
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• United States
4 Feb 12
The temperature here is up and down depending upon the day. Yesterday it was around 70 and today around 50 maybe. And that is because of the rain. Living in a southern state does have its advantages but I spend many, many years up north with tons of snow and double digits below zero too. I can relate to cold. Hope you don't get sick...try and stay warm when you go in and out of this weather. It would be nice to do what you said about a get together campfire to get to know those you converse with daily. Have a good day and stay toasty!
@Anne18 (11029)
5 Feb 12
Thank you, yes I'm trying to keep nice and warm. Look forward ot meeting you at my campfire and singing together
@Anne18 (11029)
6 Feb 12
The big freeze here in England is meant to last a month! So the radio just said!!!!!
• United States
5 Feb 12
That was so sweet! The groundhog predicted 6 more weeks or winter...it will be over soon. Then we'll have to try and figure out how to cool down with the spring and summer heat. Enjoy your day!