Normally, I would dismiss "arm warmers" as a ridiculous accoutrement of faddish teenyboppers or tiresome trend-bots. Well, I just bought some and rarely has a purchase made me so happy. :)
Why, you might ask? Well.... Check this out:
This is what I am reduced to wearing while blogging! My husband and I have battled over the thermostat endlessly over the years, to the point that if one of us even looks at it the other's hackles instantly go up. Our beef is this: He would grudgingly prefer it to stay at 63˙ during the day. (Yeah, I said SIXTY-EFFING-THREE DEGREES.) I would prefer it to be at 68˙. A civilized temperature that one might consider still going barefoot around the house in. I have wrestled him into agreeing to 65˙ (with the thermostat programmed to drop to 60˙ from 8pm to 5:30am). Still way too cold for my tastes.... He's a real prince, my darling is. If it weren't for my affair with the electric blanket ("Oh, darling, you are the only one who can make me this hot! Shhhhh, I think he can hear us."), things would be pretty bad around here.
My office where I do my computer stuff, though lovely in the summer, is an arctic wasteland in the winter. The old windows all leak horrendously and drafts spill in from five different directions (one for each window!). This getup is pretty normal for my day, except I usually have on a big polar fleece or my ratty old housecoat/sweater that I can hardly stand to look at anymore but am too cheap to replace because it doesn't have any actual holes in it. Which brings me back to the arm warmers..... that have effectively replaced the ratty old sweater! Hooray!
I know in Georgia this argument would seem pretty silly, but it is a frequent marital battleground up here in the bitter north. Anybody else have any tales from the Cold Front? Though I feel compelled to admit that this is the first year that I have felt like playing along with his Down-East-Just-Put-On-Another-Sweater attitude. Even though gas is hopefully going to remain less expensive this year, it just seems like we ought to be using less of it. It's like the whole Recession thing is making me want to endure some hardships. You know, to show my solidarity with the people who are really hurting right now. And with that comment, I will file this one under "sober self-delusion" -my favorite tag!