Some Like It Hot; Some Like It Cold

The Crankee Yankee is usually cold and likes to crank up the heat. If I get cold, I just put a sweater on because I know that in less than a half hour I will be hot again. And no; not the sexy “hot”—-it’s the hot flashes that never seem to go away. My wonderful doctor has told me many times that they should stop at any time; well—they haven’t, not in the last 10 years.

It’s not easy when one person is always too hot and the other is way too cold. At this time of year, our bed is “dressed” with sheets, a flannel blanket and on top of that, a thick down comforter. The Crankee Yankee loves it, and happily burrows into the blankets until all I can see is the top of his head. During the winter time, I always put “toasty toes” in the bed for him; this is a flannel bag filled with *deer corn. Put it in the microwave (as hot as you like it; deer corn does not pop) for a few minutes. When it’s done, you put it in the bed so that your feet can stay warm for quite a while.

So, all good for him. For me, not so much. As soon as he starts snoring, I open the window a crack (which is right within arms reach as the head of the bed is an inch away from the window) to get some cold air. I know it’s sneaky, but he is all covered up in blankets and quite frankly, I need the cold air!

So what to do? I’ve completely given up on hoping that my hot flashes will stop (I mean sheesh; I’ve had them for ten dang years!) one of these days. I actually look forward to the time when I start griping about being cold during the summer!

*Deer corn does not pop, so it’s perfect for filling up a flannel bag; sew up the top and put it in the microwave for a few minutes. Your feet will love it!

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