Every winter there’s an ongoing battle at our house about turning off the ceiling fan. I like to leave it on 24/7 year round but . . not this year. For some reason, I have been colder than usual this year. We keep our thermostat on 62 at night and up until this winter, that’s been fine. My feet have been freezing and sometimes I do sleep in socks but most of the time, I think I don’t need the socks when I get in bed and then I wake up during the night cold and don’t want to get up and get the socks. Don’t you wish everyone’s problems were so small and easily fixed? 🙂
Even though I’ve had two friends who have had fires caused by electric blankets, I was desperate enough to think of getting one. When I was a kid, we always had electric blankets and didn’t take very good care of them and they were fine but with Speck in bed and constantly licking his feet, I was kinda scared to get an electric blanket. I asked on Facebook if my friends thought they were safe and, as with most everything else, about half of the comments were definitely yes and about half of the comments were definitely no.
Suggestions did include flannel sheets and a down comforter. So . . I was so tired of being cold all night that I ordered flannel sheets and they arrived yesterday. Because I do not like to fold sheets and I only like sheets that are fresh off the line, or this time of the year — out of the dryer (not having been stored in a cabinet), I only have one set of sheets for each bed. I wash them and then put them back on the beds. No folding, no funny smells. But now . . for our bed, we have two sets of sheets because we have new flannel sheets.
I put a quilt on top and then the down comforter. I can’t remember the last time I had anything on a bed other than a homemade quilt!
And because I couldn’t bear to look at that storebought comforter, I put the quilt on top of it. And, I added the third quilt at the foot of the bed. I’ve been using that one too but shouldn’t have to use it with the flannel sheets and the down comforter.
And, if all that doesn’t work . .
I finished my sleep socks. They’re called “Heelless Sleep Socks” and they’re basically just tube socks. The yarn is Alpaca Sox from Classic Elite. It’s 60% alpaca, 20% merino wool and 20% nylon – super soft and super warm! Too bad they look like green snakes!
If the combination of flannel sheets, down comforter and alpaca socks doesn’t work, I’m afraid I’ll have to crank that thermostat up a little.