Friday, October 5, 2012

A Chill

Not much excitement on the food front; I've been eating nearly the same thing everyday - so I thought I'd spare you a duplicate post, and instead share my favorite chilly weather survival materials. First, a little background: autumn in the Rocky Mountain state includes major temperature swings.  Exhibit A: two days ago, the day of the Presidential Debates in my backyard, it was 83 degrees.  A cold front moved in during the telecast, and yesterday I turned on the heat (first time since spring).  This morning, I awoke to:
The snow has long since melted, but it's cold outside (50 degrees for a high, upper 30s right now)!  Thus, while I won't put away my flip flops (as 70 degrees will definitely return a few more times), here's what I require to survive the chill:
Blankets, while on the couch and extra on my bed.  (photo source)
slippers
Slippers (photo source)
Hot Tea (photo source)
Hot Toddy
Or a Hot Toddy (okay, I've never had one, but it looks nice!) source
And of course, my lap warmer - Remy. This is vintage Remy from four years ago - he was about seven months old, playing at a state park.

What are your chilly weather must-haves? 

I'll be back with food tomorrow. . . Have a great night!

14 comments:

  1. Geez! That is some Crazy weather! Definitely drink that tea, and try not to catch a cold from the fluctuations.
    Super cute Remy shot! He looks like he's enjoying himself.
    So did you watch the debates? What did you think? The next ones are going to be at Hofstra on Long Island!

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    1. I am definitely feeling the flux - I've been tired and headache ridden for most of the day. More water and more tea needed! ;)

      Thanks - Remy is a keeper! Ha!

      Yes I did watch the debates, and I left work as soon as I could (they closed some of the busiest streets and one major highway starting at 5pm) - since everyone would be diverted through the side streets. I think my sentiments echo everyone else in Mittens was overly aggressive, and my dude Barack was a little too hesitant. Hopefully the next performance will be better, and we'll have four more years. ;)

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  2. OMG that is crazy! It seems like mother nature is having some crazy mood swings! It looks like you will certainly be prepared if you have all of your supplies in order ;) Definitely stay warm and like FF said be careful with those fluctuations.

    That photo of Remy is SO ADORABLE!! I just melted a little bit.

    I love warm pjs, lots of blankets, tea and a heater lol. I'm incredibly sensitive to the cold and the heat at work is pretty lame at best so I'm usually all bundled up at work in a winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf and I have a space heater as close to me as possible. :X

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    1. If you recall, I mentioned that fall is the shortest season around here - and there is your evidence to prove it! Ha! I am trying to stay as warm as possible. And you are so right - I totally forgot about warm pjs!! Very essential. I have a space heater, too, but I'm resisting pulling it out - just saw the forecast, and we'll be in the upper 60s and low 70s by the end of next week. Geez!

      It was such a cute photo of Remy, I mailed it as a picture Christmas card the year I took it. I'm such a dork!

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  3. WOW! You already have frost? That is crazy! Your little Remy-friend is adorable!

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    1. Yes we do! I imagine NC hasn't had any of that just yet. :) Thank you, I do love my boy!

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  4. Remy is SO cute! Animals are the best for snuggling during cold weather. We also do that, especially with Emma since she gets cold so easily.

    Wisconsin gets crazy weather like Colorado, but our snow usually sticks around. Hopefully we don't get any until at least November this year, but it's already getting into the 30's at night.

    Keep warm & lots of kisses to Remy!

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    1. I knew you'd appreciate the photo of Remy! I do think about the short haired dogs when it gets so cold. Remy should go in for a haircut, but I'm going to wait till next weekend when it'll be warmer.

      That is one thing I can say about CO - the snow melts so soon after it falls. I suppose being slightly higher in elevation and further south than WI helps too! Stay warm!

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  5. We kind of dream of living in someplace like Nederland and just camping in all winter. Although the cold would probably get old. It's just that kind of "bunkering down" kind of spirit that "seems" so romantic!!

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    1. Nederland is beautiful, I haven't been up in a while though. I'm sure you're right - if we lived on an island or in a perpetual snowed in location, we'd desire a change! I agree that it does seem romantic. :)

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  6. I heard there was snow in Denver and wondered if you would post on it. Adorable pic of Remy. Total love bug.

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    1. But of course! I feel compelled to keep everyone up to date! Ha! I'll give Remy an extra snuggle for you.

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  7. Wow, I can't believe you have snow already! I love a good pair of fuzzy socks, a blanket, and a book - those are my cold weather must-haves.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Melissa! Weather certainly is finicky here in Colorado, so we'll be back to warm weather really soon. Fuzzy socks are both functional and cute. :)

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