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What do you do when the weather is too cold for you?

  1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    My feet are cold, literally, I have heater, at times I don't like to go out. It is getting colder again, yes it gets cold here too in TX, plus the cold November rains at times and windy outside now...
    I miss going to the park anytime of the day, I walk every am too, now am lazy to do that bec it is colder. I am missing the warmer days now, too early..

    I am just thinking about the people who stays in much colder areas? I feel for you, sending all the warmth I can give after I am warmed up...

    Share your thoughts and give some warmth to others!!!

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well i can't answer this on public forum...on serious notes cold in place where i stay means 8 degree Celsius...

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        what about? 43 F here in the mornings, it gets warmer during the day..that is 6 C

        1. pisean282311 profile image53
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          thats cold..well i wont like to leave bed...

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
            prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I need to get up and clean eat and walk exercise routine every am (can't do that now), pm -- need to work so so that I can eat...

            1. pisean282311 profile image53
              pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              well i hardly see temperature below 10...on average winter means 15-20 degrees...in dec or jan at times it falls to 8 or 7 but only for few days...

              1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
                prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                that is good then, and Tx is down South, how much more to the Northern part in N. America or Europe or Aus far down south,...

                1. pisean282311 profile image53
                  pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  well i guess tx is known by everyone in the world...your state gave one of most influential person of all time...bush...

                  1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
                    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I follow more Jessica Simpson than him, jk

                    Tx is interesting because there are more cultural exchange here, food is good and there are more cowgirls..plus cowboys. I have never seen one though..my neighbor maybe , he keeps on saying he is a redneck, his neck is white LOL...

    2. H.C Porter profile image78
      H.C Porterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      open the curtains to let the sun shine in- turn on the heater- light the fire- make some stew and read a book to the kiddos who are cozy in three layers of clothing... i love the cold/ hate the heat, so have no wonderful advice... Good Luck smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hi Holly, yes, that reminds me I need to buy a new set of curtains, lighter in color so that light will come in too.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Brandy smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      brandy ok not in the morning though. Last time I experimented with Texas margarita -- I combine beer, tequila, orange juice and Triple sec.

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    It gets bitterly cold here in the winter - not freezing but maybe 6C inside my house, which is way too low for comfort.
    I just have to keep typing with frozen fingers. It's hard because it takes longer to type but what else can I do?
    Oh and I use my laptop that overheats to help warm my hands..

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thats cold for me too. I drink coffee, then noodles. I feel warmer, just did that..

  4. Ivorwen profile image79
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    It is now below freezing every morning, here in WY, not that it is that cold yet... 

    But when it gets cold, I set the heaters in the house at 65-70 degrees, and wear shoes when I go outside.  The tank tops have been replaced by long sleeve t-shirts and eventually, the sweaters will come out.  Wool socks are the best for keeping the body warm, but may be too bulky for some shoes.

    When the kids go out to play, for more than 1/2 an hour, I make them dress up in snow clothes.  We currently have several inches on the ground, and if I don't make them dress up, they get soaked. 

    When my husband is home, he keeps the wood stove going.  I like to bake in the winter, because it puts a little extra heat in the air and smells good.

    They say the fingerless gloves are great for keeping warm and still being able to work.  The claim is that they keep you nearly as warm as full gloves, because they keep your wrists, a heat point, warm.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I will look for the fingerless gloves. Must be colder in your area than here, thanks for replying.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "What do you do when the weather is too cold for you?"

    A good woman...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hmm nice idea, a good man then..

  6. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    that's why I live in Florida! cool


    although temperatures below 50 F feel cold to me. but it's bearable. we light a fire in the fireplace, wear sweaters and boots and scarves just like those in northern climates, 
    and know it won't last too long.. at least it stays sunny!


    sending some sunshine and warmth~~

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTqTUMyRC6l90irwhhoZZMsFCY0jSK1GLcvmdGQ4zyW_QgIzfET

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Ms Rebekkah, I like the photo image and the idea of boots - I have one and I feel comfortable when wearing it, not used to it. I like the idea of scarves, I have some.

  7. kirstenblog profile image74
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have fleece-y, cuddly stuff for cold weather. A fleece head band designed to cover my ears, A fleece and cotton tube thing-y to keep my neck warm, I can work in fingerless gloves so I have them too, and of course there are fleece blankets to snuggle under (notice any sort of trend here?). With the neighbours downstairs having the heating on and good warm gear we have not had to turn the heating on yet this year smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      fleece head band sounds good kirsten!

  8. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    If I am at home I just stay in bed... lol
    I am both too lazy and too cold to get out of bed when is dark and cold, so just bring my laptop with me and spend all day warm and cozy under the covers!

    Las week I was in England -the lake district- it was freezing.  When we arrived they needed a man an a lady to push open the Hotel's door.  Honestly I felt like staying in bed the whole weekend but the children and husband push me out to do our lake tour bbbrrrrrr.  Did you ever think your fingers could fall off with the cold once your nails are blue???  Next time I'll visit during the summer smile

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Princessa, Oh that was cold for your nails to fall. I noticed that too. What I don't like about in the cold season is that I am already a sleepy head and it takes some time for me to really get up, Love sleeping it through.

      Good for you, you had an early vacation.

  9. Victress In All profile image74
    Victress In Allposted 6 years ago

    Nobody mentioned tea yet?  In winter months, I drink a lot of tea to keep warm.  You can't over-dose on the caffein in green tea smile  Also, move around inside the house.  I've noticed that relying on my laptop to warm up will only do so for my lap.  Walking up and down the stairs will improve your circulation. Besides, better brain circulation could mean better productivity:  you might come up with a new and interesting hub idea!smile

    1. profile image0
      Germaine Reillyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I definitely drink more tea in the winter too and wrap both hands round the mug to get warm:) It's about 5C most days in Dublin now, which is fine - gets me walking quicker when I'm out!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will try the tea, and yes I also put my hands on my coffee mug. I will alternate coffee with tea.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have pair of socks until my knees to keep my feet warmer too, I put that on awhile ago, I am scared of cold bec. my body is so thin. I don't drink tea, but I bought a pack which I will try, I bought it at Asian store here.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    Hello, summer birds,what about living in Canada? Actually this year in Toronto it is still warm, relatively, no snow, no frost, temperature between 10C during day time and +1C at night or they keep promising -1C. For me +temperature means it is not cold. I wear short sleeved jacket and a blouse at my work(we have central heating, don't we?) and my apartment is too hot for me - around+25C, so all windows and sometimes a balcony door are open still. I like when it's cold actually. Not like   -20C with wind of course, but around -3,-5C it's okay. I feel that it is cold outside, but I don't feel like I am personally uncomfortable with it, I like it. I feel more energy and easy to breathe. Of course, when it  is below zero outside - you need warm clothing, preferably natural, like wool and cotton, gloves,hats and warm boots! And warm food in the morning, not just coffee! Empty stomach does not like cold weather.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, I will eat little more than I am eating then. Whew, must be cold up there. That is cold, LOL.

  11. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I go outside and cry until my tears freeze... then i rip the little ice droplets off my face.

    The warm burning sensation gives me momentary relief

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, Greek One i am glad to see you again here..

      @Cags, thanks to you,,

  12. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Dress warmer and take other steps to remain warm at home. wink

    1. destiny357 profile image60
      destiny357posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Either dress really warm if I have to go out or I cuddle up on the couch and watch movies or read a good book...I don't like cold weather!

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    Victoria (Australia), and certainly our State capital, Melbourne, are known for unpredictable weather.

    November of course is the end of our spring. Yesterday it was 27C here. Today it is 13C.

    Mind you, I have seen it snow in inner suburban Melbourne in November. Yes - real snow!

    Despite living 45 minutes from the Victorian Alps and snowfields, it rarely gets "too cold" for me to go outdoors.

    If it is cold and wet, I will sit in front of the fire and read a good book, or bring the radiator into the study and spend the day writing.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice idea, and I yes I remember a friend telling me about uncertain weather in different parts of Aus. When I went to Aus, in Canberra and Sydney, it is September to October so it is comfortable weather nearing the summer season in those areas.

  14. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I hate winter and i know its comming. I think I saw snow flakes today......

  15. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    fire in the fireplace, extra layers of soft clothes, socks, slippers, and if all else fails get in the bed with a blanket, comforter, nice hat on to keep the warmth in, read or crochet an afghan to keep me even warmer.  don't like cold, but I really can't complain - here it doesn't get below 0 and seldom below 10 F   We are spoiled, usually the pattern is 3 or 4 days of rain and then 3 or 4 of sun all winter.  we keep the house fairly cool because of the exorbitant charges for heat - and hate to run out of wood.  Pretty comfy actually!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi mega, I also put extra layers of clothes, makes me  a little bit bigger and yes comfortable.

  16. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago

    It sounds a ferry tale to me; Zero degrees! Do you guys use refrigerators during winter?

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      Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I must, neighbors might steal my food if I dig it into the snow big_smile

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

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  18. salt profile image60
    saltposted 6 years ago

    you can exercise inside if its too cold... will improve circulation etc...

  19. salt profile image60
    saltposted 6 years ago

    Im pretty grateful for the cold weather in melbourne recently. Our dams need water. Our gardens were partched, older people have been carrying buckets of water from their sinks to water their gardens and South Australia and our rivers have been depleted by the on going "blue sky".

    I love queensland, I love sydney, but I know melbourne in winter is melbourne. Australian weather is not always as it says on the set of Neighbours.

    If the global sea temperature rises by another 2 degrees, none of us will be here. Japan is already the hottest nation on the planet and Maritus will be underwater.

    I feel grateful for our cooler days and prefer a bit of rainfall to a desalination plant that costs more to run that it can produce and will decimate the first level of the aquatic food chain in the area!!! Effecting our fishing industries, our recreational fishing, the food stock for whales and other magnificent sea creatures.

    Its time to cherish our planet and our seasons!!!!

  20. salt profile image60
    saltposted 6 years ago

    In fact, maybe youd even like to do a rain dance!!!

  21. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I work on a tourist ship on the Rhine, which involves working outside - catering to guests in summer, and doing repairs etc. in winter. The colder it gets, the more clothes I wear. It's always colder on the river, so it's a good idea to work as hard as possible to keep warm.
    I wear summer clothes at home (jeans and t-shirt), so the heating is usually on full blast during cold weather.

  22. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...i chuckled at some of the posts about how cold some of you are...

    ...heck! I lived in an area that would dip to -40C...and thought at one point that -25C was okay for outdoor activities....it was actually the best temp for dogsledding....fur works really well for that kind of cold.....so cold that when you walked all you could hear was the squeek, squeek sound of the cold, cold snow beneath your boots lol...i actually miss it sometimes.....i should write a hub on it...when -15C rolled around, i'd be getting rid some of my heavy winter gear and feelin' like spring was in the air...with lighter clothes on...my boots were able to handle
    -80C!  lol

    ...now I live where I can ride my motorcyle all year round...I ride as long the temp doesn't dip below say 3C...i plug in my electric jacket and blast on down the road lol...can't go dogsledding anymore though...miss that too!

  23. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    Ah...the good old Canadian winter eh?  I guess we have a tendency to gloat a bit, at braving such cold temps from time to time.  Not that we're calling the rest of you temperate dwellers 'weenies' or nothin'. big_smile

    Actually it doesn't get that cold much anymore.  Maybe for a week or two in January or February.  You just need to dress accordingly (in layers).

    I don't mind the freezing cold, as long as it's not really windy as well.  In that case, you just walk with your back against the wind..backwards if you have to. big_smile  It makes you brave and rugged, you know..or something. neutral

    Hi SOH smile

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fly south, bird. Brain

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...ha ha....Timorous...yep Canadian winters....i was remembering my time in the Territories....long, cold, dark winters...can't believe i even miss them sometimes...and it's still like that up there.....

  24. c521 profile image60
    c521posted 6 years ago

    Haha timorous your reply made me laugh - Chicagoans tend to gloat about braving harsh Chicago winters too!

    This might sound so bizarrely random, but I've tried it myself and it works: whenever my feet are super cold, I sprinkle some red pepper flakes into a pair of socks and put them on. Your feet will be toasty and warm in seconds!

    I'm also a fan of hot cups of tea (or hot cocoa! But mostly tea) to warm me up.

    Also, if I get home super cold or drenched (from rain or snow), I like to take a hot shower to warm up pretty quickly ... most likely followed by a cup of tea. smile

    Hope this helps and you're staying warm!

  25. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Well, I am lucky because where I live now it never gets below freezing but if it did I would wrap up as warmly as I could.

  26. pink flavour profile image60
    pink flavourposted 6 years ago

    what about a hot bubble bath ? even if it's said it's better to take hot showers in summer and cold ones in winter . Believe me you will feel much better then .

  27. cookibuq profile image60
    cookibuqposted 6 years ago

    earmuffs ^^
    works everytime...

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    Pachuca213posted 6 years ago

    my comfy winter socks (with the little squishy snowflakes on the bottom) a cup of hot cocoa and a warm fire in my fire place...thats what I do when the weather is too cold..

 
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