It is freezing in my neck of the woods tonight! I cannot believe we are at 30 degrees Fahrenheit ALREADY and are expected to drop into the 20s as the night goes on. It's too early in the season for this kind of cold!!! I am just thankful that I do not live in the area of New York that is being hit so hard by the lake effect snow.
Since it is just me home during the day, I am trying to keep myself reasonably warm, without owing the utility company my life savings! I have the thermostat set to 68 degrees, run the gas fireplace on its own thermostat also set to 68, burn a candle for some additional ambiance to make me think I'm warm and keep the kettle filled for a constant flow of yummy piping hot tea.
To offset the increasing bills, I am keeping all of the lights off, but one in the kitchen. Fortunately the light carries into our family room and provides plenty of illumination to play on my IPAD. I refuse to turn on the TV when I can be perfectly entertained by my battery powered tablet.
Today I put on a long sleeved t-shirt, jeans, socks and shoes. I thinks it is time to add a sweater to my daily ensemble...and maybe a pair of leg warmers if I can find a free crochet pattern on Ravelry.
So, dear friends, what other tips can you give me for staying cozy and warm WITHOUT breaking the bank? I can't wait to hear your ideas!