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26 March 2013 @ 09:24 am

It’s snowing. In Dublin. On the 26th of March.

Good thing there’s no such thing as climate change.


Well, not really, but kind of:

In one of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, probably THE LONG WINTER, there’s a scene where Laura is bundled up in bed and she describes the level of bundling to be sufficient that only her nose pokes out so she can breathe fresh air.

I’ve spent most of my life (not, you know, constantly, but) trying to accomplish that particular bundle. The closest I can come is about 2/3rds of my face covered, with the blanket over my head and snuggled over the non-pillow side of my face and lying along my nose but not covering it. This necessarily leaves the pillow side of my face exposed, although it’s snugged into the pillow, so perhaps that’s what she meant. And yes, I realize I’m probably taking the description too literally, but it vaguely aggravates me that I can’t accomplish it. (I assume this is perfectly normal.)

Anyway, it’s so miserably cold in these bloody houses that I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately, and keep meaning to blog about it, because I know you just couldn’t go another day without understanding my pain. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

shadowkindrd on March 26th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
I've achieved that amount of coverage many times, given that I grew up in a drafty Kansas farmhouse (the carpet breathed!) as a kid, and the only furnace was in the floor of the living room.

Required for my method: two large fluffy pillows or one long body pillow, mounds of blankets.

Method: One pillow (or half the body pillow) goes under your head. Snuggle down into the blankets and make sure you can pull them up to just under your nose and up over your ears without uncovering your toes. Pull the other pillow (or the other half of the body pillow) over your head and eyes, tuck in around your head. Pull your arms in, and from the inside, make sure you are all tucked in everywhere except your nose. You've gotta breathe, after all.