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!

“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!


  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

  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. ;)

  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

  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!

  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!!!

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

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

    smiles, bee

  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

  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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