Sorry for the sparse commentary on this week’s economic developments, I seem to have caught the economy’s flu and am now alternating between periods of collapse/despair and hope/energy. That said, I’m going to share something I’ve found particularly important as the weather turns from hot to chilly.
Since the heat in our building isn’t yet on, the apartment has been pretty chilly. But I’ve discovered the secret to staying toasty…besides having a fever. It’s socks.
Socks that have been worn in shoes need not apply, they always get very slightly damp and then do no good whatsoever. But a dry pair of socks is as good as an extra blanket, an extra sweater, and a space heater. It’s so chilly that I can’t sleep in my usual t-shirt and shorts. I don’t like to sleep in pajama pants because my legs overheat. So I pop on some socks and voila! I’m warm enough to sleep.
For extra points and warmth try a hat or at least a kerchief. You’d be surprised how much heat leaves through your head.
So next time you feel slightly chilly, try a pair of socks (or a fresh pair of socks) before you turn up the thermostat. Makes a world of difference.
I’m hoping that by Monday I’ll feel up to writing more about what’s going on in the world. In the meantime, have a good weekend.