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Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Dave!A second blanket has been added to my bed today. A third is probably not that far off. It's December now, so this is to be expected... yet I find myself wishing that winter was ending instead of just beginning. I suppose I could turn the heat on and pretend that winter has abated for some reason, but the illusion would be shattered the minute I walked outside tomorrow morning. And not just because I'll be attacked by geese in the parking lot.

By choosing harsh reality over fantasy, I'm probably not doing myself any favors.

That day will come when I finally break down and buy an electric blanket.

In the meanwhile I'll keep bundled up at night and think warm thoughts...

DAVETOON: Lil' Dave Has a Lot of Blankets!

...assuming I can find any warm thoughts to think.

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Comments

  1. Christopher Stogdill says:

    We had an electric heating pad for years that was awesome, but it finally broke down. The replacement electric blanket is pretty decent.

  2. Sarah says:

    We have four blankets on our bed right now. The apartment seems to just trap the cold in for some weird reason. We bought fleece sheets last year and it’s pretty much the best thing ever at the moment.

  3. Invader_Stu says:

    Is it still two blankets if you put them in the one duvet cover?

  4. Sybil Law says:

    Well, I think you’re pretty awesome, so that’s one warm thought!
    Snow here today! Not a lot – but I’m wishing for more!

  5. Nenette says:

    I second the fleece/flannel sheets. As soon as the mercury dips below freezing, I whip on the flannel sheets.
    Sending you warm thoughts and hugs from the land of -23C windchill.

  6. Fluffycat says:

    I have a down comforter that gets me through the cold months, and a lighter weight one for the warmer months. I think the fleece or flannel sheets help too. I get too cold when I’m asleep.

  7. delmer says:

    The 100-year-old house I used to live in had no duct work upstairs — it got chilly in the winter. My electric blanket was most awesome!

  8. i’m sweating in flannel sheets, a quilt and a throw. in the middle of the night i usually kick off the throw and stick my legs out to adjust temperature (sheets MUST be up around my neck). as the winter progresses and the temperature drops i’ll switch to the fleece sheets, but they usually really make me sweat if i use them too early.

    question…doesn’t several blankets get heavy and uncomfortable? perhaps a down comforter (or two!) are better than more blankets?

    • Dave2 says:

      This may sound strange… but I actually like the pressure of the blankets stacked on top of me! It’s cozy that way! :-)

      But, even more important, blankets make it easy for me to regulate temperature, because I can just add or subtract as needed. With a comforter, it’s kind of and “all or nothing” deal, and most of the time I sleep better if I’m cooler rather than warmer, so it runs too hot for my tastes. If I’m sweating, I’ll never get any sleep at all.

  9. Christopher Stogdill says:

    After reading the comments I realized just how different people like different temps.

    I for one like climbing into a cold bed and having it warm up. My wife has to pre-heat the electric blanket and is miserable often when she first goes to bed.

    In addition to the electric blanket we have flannel sheets and several other blankets. The thermostat adjusts to 62 degrees at night so it does get cold.

    I find that sometimes after I go to sleep I flip off most of the blankets onto my wife’s side of the bed. I usually wake up with one think blanket on and/or the sheet. My wife is rolled up in her blankets and my share of the bed’s blankets.

    Different strokes….

  10. Erin says:

    I have flannel sheets, a thermal blanket and a down comforter on my bed. I’m thinking of adding a quilt because the heavier the covers are, the happier I am. In the suuuuuuuuuuuuper cold of winter I use one of those microwaveable beady things–some people use them for sore joints and shoulders and things. I microwave it to get it nice and hot and then toss it under the covers about a half an hour before I want to climb in and go to bed. Makes everything nice and toasty for while I’m trying to fall asleep but dissipates as the night goes on so that I don’t get all sweaty and irritated.

  11. martymankins says:

    My wife and I used to sleep with an electric blanket, but I was always turning it on and off through the night, depending how good it worked and heated things up. We now have a light comforter that we use which works great for most extra cold nights like the past 6 days in the low teen temps.

  12. A. Lewis says:

    Lordy boy, seriously all of those blankets? Get an electric! We have one, nice, comforter from Macy’s….on sale last winter….nice and warm.

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