I'm attempting to type this post with half-frozen fingers, and on a very few minutes of poor internet connection (brought to me by some mobile wireless device my husband has lent me for 10 minutes until he leaves for work).
Our internet is down, once again, and so I don't know when I'll be posting next. If any little moments of connectivity occur, I will do my best to get on here and finish the post I've started on the Baby Purity Conference I attended on Saturday (there is so much to share, and I have post information and inspiration for the next couple of weeks!).
The book giveaway ends this afternoon at 3pm, so get in while you can (although if I can't get on here, then I guess a few more lucky people will squeak in before I draw a name)!
I have a quick question for you before I sign off… Since things are tight financially (I don't mean particularly for us at this moment, but just in the economy in general) we are trying to hold off on using our central heating this winter as long as possible, because in our large, drafty (rental) house it is ridiculously expensive.
So far, we've purchased a portable electric heater that we've been using in whatever room we're in, but it takes a little while to actually warm up the whole room (though it does a great job if your'e directly in front of it). The kids room has been pretty warm at night, as long as they're well-bundled, though last night was the first time that I felt it was really too cold. In our room, we've been using an electric blanket to pre-heat our bed, and then we turn it off when we get in (our room is an ice-box, though, as it has especially drafty windows, a high ceiling, and is above the garage).
My husband and kids seem to handle it better than me, but I get chilled particularly easily and I must admit, I find it hard to not feel a bit grumpy when I'm shivering in my house. I'm wearing warm clothes, and I try to keep the heater in the kitchen/family room with the door shut, but then I'm so hesitant to go out into the rest of the house all day, which really doesn't work well with having clean bathrooms and getting the laundry done!
I'm wondering if any of you have any advice for me on how to weather the chilliness of the house. What do you do to keep yourself and your kids warm, without cranking up the heat? Any tips from those who are also in drafty homes that you don't own and can't do much about? Any heater recommendations (we're probably going to buy one more soon)?
I'm thanking you all in advance through my chattering teeth. :)