I live in an old drafty farmhouse. Because the original part of the home was built in the early part of the Twentieth Century, the house was constructed with lathe and plaster walls on the interior and 18″ of concrete and rocks on the exterior. The insulation isn’t great, and the ventilation is worse. Basically, it’s very cold in the Winter, and I use a lot of Winter textiles to keep warm.
When Andy’s in town, we use our wood-burning fireplace for heat, but when he’s out of town for work, I mostly use space heaters and layers for warmth. My favorite blankets are the faux fur ones that I got years ago. They’re heavy, soft, and tactile, and even our Siberian Husky loves to lay on them. My girls even keep them on their bed during the cold months.
Winter can be an especially hard season for many to get through. I’ve found what works for me is indulging in little comforts like warm textured blankets, hot chocolate, candlelight, firelight, and books. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~~Edith Sitwell
What are your guilty pleasures of Winter?
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