Poem: It's The Time For Double Blankets

It's the time for double blankets!
It's the time for double blankets!

Staying Warm During The Chilly Months

What measures do you take to stay warm during the winter? Space heater? Slippers? Maybe you have a wood stove or electric heating? Or do you have a gas fireplace that heats up the entire house? Sometimes it's necessary to do a little more than the normal. Contrary to popular belief, nippy noses are NOT fun. So what do you do? I use double blankets!

The Time For Double Blankets

It's the time for double blankets,
double layers,
thick, and cotton.
For quilts and throws
to fend off the freeze,
as snuggies and hoodies
fend off the sneeze.

The time for nippy noses
and extra socks for
toasty toeses.

Jamie and Prince Fredward are all over the snuggly laze days!
Jamie and Prince Fredward are all over the snuggly laze days!

The time for softer singing,
cinnamon scents,
and coco heating.

The time for thicker pj's,
comfy pillows, and
snuggly laze days.

I brought out my
thick blanket
and put it in its
place today
atop my summer quilt.

I wore long-sleeved pj's.
I wore long-sleeved pj's.

I wore long-sleeved pj's
and slept snug
under double warmth.

I actually dried my hair
before bedtime
to stave off
midnight chill.

And I brought out my
tiny square space heater
to me to soak its fill.

It's the time for double blankets,
for double layers,
thicker clothes.

It's the time
for colder weather,
nippy noses,
winter's chill.

Cinnamon scents and warm melodies
Cinnamon scents and warm melodies

It's the time
for season's changes,
cinnamon spices,
and good will.

I love my double blankets
and am ready for peaceful still.

Staving off winter's chill.

If you live in a warmer climate, I envy you! In Pennsylvania, we never know if it's going to be a mild or tough winter, if we're going to be breaking our backs trying to keep up with the snowfall as we shovel or cozying in our kitchens with a glass of hot coco and simply watching the flakes make their way to the frosted earth.

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What's the FIRST thing you do when the chill creeps in?

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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Makes sense to double the blankets and it is an inexpensive alternative to staying warm as opposed to turning up the heat. Loved your cute poem. Always nice snuggling under the blankets when it is cold! Voted up!

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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

I completely agree! =D I have special quilts and such for it as well; it's always fun to choose which to use each year. Thanks for the vote and for commenting!

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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

This is my wife's favorite time of the year....she does everything....double blankets....turns up the heat....wears thermal pjs.....she gets the bed so hot...that I wake up sweating some times. But it is nice being in the bed while it warms....you can not beat that feeling...thanks for sharing this hub...voted up and useful.

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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

^_^ I love the feeling of slowly roasting. xD But sweating? Baha not so much. Thanks as always for reading, and I hope this year's just as lovely for you and your wife! =)

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epigramman 4 years ago

Good morning Jen - I just arrived home from work and it's 6:02am lake erie time ontario canada and my two cats are happy to see me for some feeding, some attention and some love and yes turn up the heat will ya? - lol lol - and because I live in a humble cottage by the lake (although be it ever so humble there's no place like home) I sleep in my bed during the winter time with two girlfriends - they are hot water bottles - true and then the cats usually join me too so we are one big happy family - I love your style of writing here - it's unpretentious, spontaneous and informative too - so nice to meet you and thank you so much for your royal endorsement of my humble little hub space and coming from someone special like you really means a lot - and yes your 'Prince' looks exactly like my 'Mister Gabriel' who is deaf by the way

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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Morning! Thanks for the critique. Love those adjectives, especially when they're describing something I'm proud of. xD My Prince loves to snuggle, too, which always helps. You are ever so welcome for the fan mail; you deserve it! Sorry to hear about Mister Gabriel. I sincerely hope it wasn't the result of a tragic event. Hope your day stays warm. =)

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