Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Post From the Past

With only three days left until Christmas and work scheduled for all of them (today is supposed to be a day off but I'm going in later for about 4-1/2 hours), I am seriously running out of time to get my Christmas wrapping done - yo, yo! - so plan on spending as much time as possible this morning with tape, paper, scissors, and ribbon in an attempt to get the majority of it accomplished.  I know I said I was going to do it this past Saturday but ended up baking oatmeal scotchies and chocolate chip mint cookies instead and even though I am a "professional multi-tasker", I just couldn't seem to get it together to do both.  Ah well!

To that end, I am pulling a post from three years ago today for your reading enjoyment.  It appears that I was just as cold back then as I am now! 

Best wishes for a great Tuesday no matter what you may be up to!

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“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart” ~ Eskimo Proverb
It's beginning to feel like winter has finally descended upon us here in New England (though the uncharacteristically warm December has been a blessing to my fuel costs!) and, as such, I decided last night that it was time to break out the flannel sheets and put them on my bed.

I have no idea who the genius was that came up with the idea of making sheets out of flannel but I am forever grateful to whomever it was and couldn't sing his/her praises loud enough! As much as I like the 300-thread count sheets, there is nothing like crawling in between warm, cozy, flannel on a cold winter's night - especially when one sleeps alone like I do.

Growing up, I remember that my mother always had a sweater on and seemed to be cold and it appears that I have inherited that from her as I'm always chilly no matter what temperature I have the thermostat set for. We have two-zone heating in the house but for some unknown reason, the upstairs never seems to work so it gets pretty chilly in the bedrooms at night - especially considering I have the downstairs thermostat set to drop down to 56 degrees after 9:00 p.m. Were it not for flannel sheets I would probably be piling a half-dozen blankets and comforters on top of the bed just to maintain some sort of warmth!

The only drawback that I have found to flannel sheets is that you can't really wear flannel pajamas at the same time as it makes it hard to roll over but that's a small price to pay for NO cold spots when you stretch your feet out!

Now if I could just figure out a way to keep the bathroom floor warm for when I stumble across it in the morning, life would be almost perfect!

10 comments:

  1. flannel sheets AND flannel PJs!! I think you could creat sparks that way ;)

    your comment on Hope's snowsuit made me laugh!!
    she hates it, really hates it
    she really likes to be naked

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  2. The baking sounds really good. No calories right?

    I've never had flannel sheets. I'll bet they are indeed warm, but alas I live in California and would rarely need them.

    I hope your short shifts goes by quickly and you can return to finish up those things that need doing.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. ;)

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  3. Flannel sheets are #1. Jersey is a close second. That is so true about wearing flannel pj's too, the not rolling over bit. It makes for a fun mental image though. "Ralphie! I can't roll over in bed!!!"

    We watched A Christmas Story the other day while wrapping presents. Sorry. XD

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  4. OH! I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but we got a new camera last night for the holidays. It's a Nikon CoolPix, and I love it!! :D It probably won't take pictures that are quite as awesome as yours, but I am looking forward to trying it out!

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  5. I like this post, your right it works for today as well as it did 3 years ago... I seem to want something over my shoulders to warm up as well... as for flannel sheets....I loves them.. best deal ever. Have a good time working this afternoon.. glad to hear it is a short shift.. Enjoy!!!

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  6. A good post to see again. I like the flannel problem!

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  7. i have never slept on flannel sheets but they sound cozy and warm... it's chilly here too!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  8. Would you believe I've never slept in a bed with flannel sheets? I'm always so warm, I think I would self combust in flannet sheets! lol A thin cotton sheet is all I use but I do admit to also covering up with a quilt in the middle of winter:)

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and may all your dreams come true during this magical season! xoxo

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  9. Flannel sheets are indeed cozy on a cold winter's night.

    But those cookies sound even better. I am a cookie monster who is now craving one (or more) of those!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. Big hugs...

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