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1. What do you set your thermostat on in the winter? A toasty 78, chilly 62, or somewhere in between? Is it different from night to daytime?
Steven usually has us set at 68ish. There are times when its really windy or the air is that damp feeling cold that seems to permeate everything, that I will kick it up a few degrees just to get things toasty again. But for the most part if I am up and moving and working or have a sweatshirt on I am just fine. The nighttime temp is a few degrees colder.
2. Has this changed over the years? Are you adjusting your heat use this year due to heat costs/financial frugality?
Ummm....I don't think it has changed....in fact we've been poorer in the past few years so I think it's just the temp that Steven prefers to pay for. I either have gotten used to it or my internal temperature regulator has a different reading (which is very possible because I am very certain that I am less cold-natured than I was before children)...and really if I get too cold I just turn on the oven and bake something.
3. If you have kids, are they cooperative with dressing warmer for the chilly times or do they still prefer to be in the least clothing possible?
For the most part they are - Isaiah has been dressing himself in very warm clothing because he says he is cold...Avery will wear whatever I give him....same for Lillie of course. The one that throws the kink in the planning is Huston. And that to me is very funny because he is the one that was always cold in the summer time and curling up with a blanket. Now he is fighting to wear short-sleeves and go out without a jacket. He still comes down most mornings and asks if he needs short-sleeves or long-sleeves - at least he has given up on wearing shorts.
4. What is your favorite item of cold-weather clothing?
I really love hooded sweatshirts or jackets and jeans. I still will go around the house without socks at this point, but I will soon pull those out too. The great thing about the hoodies is that you can layer them with other shirts and be so very toasty warm. I'm not much of a hat wearer - they have always made me look quite goofy...wish I could pull them off though.
So that's that. I guess it is definitely the time of year to be thinking about warmer clothing....I am constantly cold these days - maybe I should be pulling out those socks.