I watched an Oprah episode once where she had a bit of a ‘show and tell’ for all her favorite items/products. Each member of the audience received a hamper with one of each in it. What a lucky audience! Some of the items were really great!
Unfortunately I was not in that audience, but I’ve had to pick a handful of items from my home a few months ago. Recently I’ve had a look at those again and realized just how much of it actually tells a story. So I’ve decided to do a few posts on my favorite things.
It’s official: We are undoubtedly on the downhill slide toward winter, or so my cold feet inform me. Every year around this time my beanie bag and I have a sizzling hot affair.
You heat the bag with the beans in the microwave for three minutes and then cover it in the fleece jacket so you don’t get burnt. It’s hot and it beats the conventional hot water bag by far (if you ask me), PLUS, it is safer.
The other thing I love about it is how you can drape it any way or shape you want to or need to. Heat can work wonders to sooth pain. Although it is not guaranteed to sooth all kinds of pain in the neck, it works beautiful for the physical kind by draping the warm bag like you would a swim towel (for example).
So what’s the story behind it? A few years ago a friend and I took a road trip. We stayed at his mom’s for a few nights and, you’ve guessed it, it was winter, it was c-o-l-d. She warmed her bean bag for me - it was love at first sight! The moment I got back home I had to have one. She had a chocolate brown fleece cover, but I preferred the blue :)
I noticed it in the shop after our visit, but had she not had one I might not even have noticed it on the shelf, even if it jumped out and bit me. So almost every time I warm it up I think of that trip, that chocolate brown bag that kept my feet warm and the good memories of that adventure that I will never forget.
How do you stay warm in winter?