Our annual "We will make it till November 1st without turning on our heat" has officially ended. We actually made it until November 2nd. If any of you live in New England and more specifically, Maine...you got a dose of Winter that day: wind, ice, SNOW and cold! Too cold, in fact to go without heat! As soon as we hit our goal, we reassessed and my husband insisted we could make it until December 1st. However, his plan fell by the waste-side after we got down into the 30s a couple consecutive nights. A couple of nights, I can handle - I pretend I'm in Little House on the Prairie (complete with my nightcap) and snuggle under the covers. In fact, the nights are cozy and warm under many, many covers. The mornings, however....just too chilly.
So, once again, we are toasty in our 60 degree house and yes, trust me...that feels TOASTY warm compared to the alternative. My hands aren't purple anymore and we aren't sleeping in our snowsuits! For those die hards who still haven't turned on their thermostat...perhaps I'm a wimp or they are supplementing with another heating source? Call me a skeptic. Either way, if you are from New England or in another chilly part of the country and have yet to turn on your heat, you are TOUGH. These days have sent a chill through my body and I'm so very happy that we have heat and can enjoy our cozy little home as we crank the heat - to 60 degrees! After living in a 50 degree house, 60 feels mighty sweet!
Hope you are having a great week friends. This will be the week that we hunker down and really start our Thanksgiving plans! I for one, am ready for some delicious food and time with the family!