What is your favorite way to "cozy-in" on your hunker down days?
When it is really cold outside, I have no plans to go anywhere, and expect no visitors, I hunker down and cozy-in. After a hot shower, I put on a fresh pair of pajamas or a sweat shirt and pants, slippers and an over sized warm robe. Then I just hang out and get lazy or reflect on important things in my life, or write a poem ....
I do the same but sit up in bed with my laptop and check out HP stories or rerun TV shows or maybe a Netflix movie with a cup of hot chocolate. If it is very cold I may start a pot of soup simmering for the next day!
Well after a nice brisk walk with my two cheap personal trainers of caniness; I bring in firewood from our backyard stack and stoke our fireplace with oak and a wee-bit of pine. Now I and hopefully my better-half cozy up in our fireside couch and discuss topics from A to Z...Of course, I try to rather immaturely and if I may add quite unsuccessfully focus on the backwards Z.
I turn on the electric heaters, put on extra clothes with my knit cap and neck warmer and keep active. I go about my usual daily routine. I turn up the heat if it gets to cold (like the teens or twenties). Since I keep it at 68 (to lower my bill), a couple of degrees higher for a day or two is okay.
If I'm reading a really good book, I love to curl up under a warm blanket on the couch with a cup of hot tea and read all day. Or if my book doesn't hold my interest, I love to watch old movies - anything with Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart
Phyllis....Sounds to me like you and I are on the same page....totally. We must subscribe to the same book on "cozying in"....and "hunkering down." Actually, I'm PRE-planning a day like this for tomorrow.....sub zero temps. Not a single thing could get me out of this house!! A big fluffy blanket, good book, cup of tea and fireplace....here I come!