Oh come on.
Don’t go telling me the cheapest most effective comfort is a hug.
1.Hugs aren’t necessarily cheap.
I mean relationships, at least true and sustainable ones, those ones that getting a hug from is actually comforting and not, let’s say, super annoying, are not that cheap- emotionally speaking .
I may be speaking for myself only here, though I suspect I am not the only one thinking relationships are hard work.
Certainly not something you’d consider cheap.
2.Sometimes a comforting hug is simply not available. for various reasons.
Any way, It’s winter here, and quite cold, so we heat the house using ok our fire place, and the AC, though AC use is quite rare.
Yes this is dough rising next to the fire.big believer in double duty here.
So what’s the big deal? well no big deal, actually, just that there are many occasions when the temperature is on the verge of being cold, but I’d rather have the windows open to let some fresh air in, or I just finished a run in 6-7° Celsius (around 40°farenheit) and need a quick fix so to speak.
And sometimes my back needs extra tlc , or my shoulder blades, or stomach.whatever.
The simple frugal solution for all these situations is truly simple, and sustainable.
A hot water bottle.
I Have no trouble at all being called “uncool”- because I most certainly am one of the most uncool people I have come to know .
The only question I ask myself befire doing anything is not “oh my, what will people think of me?”, since I truly don’t give a damn about what people I don’t know think of me, and as for people I know, well, I don’t particularly like many of them, so.
The ones I know and like, well, they are quite used to my “uniqe” (…..) behaviour.
My daughter just sent me a quote from “The Hobbit” that seems to be appropriate:
The people I care about know about My habit of going to bed at 19, getting up at 3-4 am, my habit of drinking ACV infused hot water, ( they know because there is no escape from the strong smell of ACV), they know I am stubborn, opinionated, prone to judgment and cynicism, and a lot of other unflattering stuff.
So, not cool is really an understatement.
As soon as I get up in the morning in the winter, or when it gets a bit chilly, or when I get back from my run, or prepare to retire to bed (yes, early, retire early), and need something to back my back, I pour hot water (3 cups if you need to know) to my hot water bottle, and thank whoever invented this thing.
This can keep you warm for an hour at least, which is much more than those microwave stuffed things, that are very nice but keep warm for a few minutes top .
Now if you have one of these lying in a drawer or closet somewhere, take it out, wash the fabric that covers the bottle and go get your money’s worth of it.
If you don’t, check online and get one, I am not sponsored by anyone, nor do I know anyone who makes or sales these things, so.
You will thank me , I assure you.
Enjoy, the cooliflower.