Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vernal Equinox

After a weekend where I was even able to keep the windows open all night, we have a low in the 20's predicted tonight. I ran out this afternoon to do an emergency harvest of my daffodils and hyacinths. Looking ahead, I see we'll be in the 60's again by week's end. The weather in this part of the country is remarkably variable this time of year, so I get out as much as I can when the warmth hits. But the heat is back on in the house today. Normally, in the cold season I keep my thermostat at 66-68 when I'm home during the day and, because my younger son and I are both nighttime human furnaces, drop it to 54 when we sleep. When the thermostat is set higher, my body was practically radiates heat. I can almost see a shimmer above my skin. How someone can stand to be fully covered in a blanket, I don't know. But you won't hear me complaining because it's the first day of Spring.

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  1. nice...i like it cool when i sleep...i have to compromise with my wife though....ha...been a bit cool here...was nice today minus the wind...that was enough to keep me in my light sweatshirt over my shirt until late afternoon...

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    1. I usually end up throwing off the blankets in the middle of the night, Yesterday was pretty here, but today is supposed to be COLD.

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  2. " my younger son and I are both nighttime human furnaces, drop it to 54 when we sleep."

    I'm the same way, I kid you not. The minute I get into bed and pull up the covers, my body heats up like a furnace. That's why (even during the winter) I have to keep my ceiling fan on while I sleep because I like feeling air blowing over me when I sleep.

    Yes, hasn't the weather been so erratic? It goes from freezing cold, to warm, then back to cold again.

    Stunning photo of the flowers. WOW!

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    1. Both my son and I use ceiling fans during the winter! If it's warm and there's no air, I feel like i can't breathe.

      In like a lion - that's what I keep telling myself.

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  3. Gorgeous bunch of flowers. I bet they smell wonderful. Hmmm....just imagining.

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  4. What beautiful cheery Spring flowers! I'm the lizard in the family, needing hot water bottle, blankets, socks and heat radiating from another human. The OC functions as all of the above, when he's here....

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    1. During the daytime, I'm much more lizard-like, which is why I love summer so much.

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  5. We got enough snow last night where I might have to go clear off the driveway. Fortunately, no flowers blooming!

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    1. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get no snow at all.

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  6. We never have the heating on at night, no matter how cold it is, we are both 'hot' people. ;)

    Love the flowers!

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    1. I don't turn the heat all the way off or it would take too long to heat it back up in the morning.

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  7. I am so jealous of your weather! We had more snow yesterday and some on the horizon for today. I fear my tuilips will not survive!

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    1. My tulips don't have buds yet, so I think they are safe.

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  8. That display of cut flowers is a feast for the eyes.

    This morning the weather was so lovely that I wanted to drive right past work and have an outdoor day somewhere.

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  9. Beautiful flowers. I too am the night furnace type and like it cool when I sleep but I couldn't follow your story too well as I think in Celsius.

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    1. I keep the house at 19 or 20 C in the winter during the day and at 12 at night. Does that help?

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  10. Wanna trade? We just got hit by a massive snowstorm. I'm guessing at least 15cm of snow. Big fat fluffy snowflakes that look like something that belongs in November.

    It's a mess up here.

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  11. We keep our heat around 70 degrees. My husband is always bundled up and I have the covers off most of the time. That's why I like to wear pajamas to bed so I am covered in one way! The flowers look lovely on your table.

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    1. Even at night? I'd suffocate. And if it's that hot, pajamas would definitely be too hot for me. Of course, I don't care about being covered up.

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  12. We never have the heating on overnight, we're usually warm enough under our duvets (yes, we have individual duvets!). If we're a bit chilly, we just put a blanket over the duvets. I'm a bit furnace-like as well.

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    1. Since I have a heat pum, turning it off completely at night would be pretty inefficient. But turning it down as low as I do means it only cycles on when it's really cold.

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  13. The flowers are a nice burst of color, I esp. like daffodils, they just seem friendly.
    Alas, spring is still a glimmer on the horizon here.

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    1. I think they are a friendly flower, too. Cheerful.

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  14. Today I glanced into the front yard as my dd came home. She had her head down against the horizontal snow, but her sweater off because of the warm sun that beat down at the same time. You want to talk about variable weather, I'm pretty sure I can trump anyone.

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    1. Possibly on that day - but we have our share of weird weather here.

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  15. Ah, flowers. They are one of my favorite things on this planet.

    And you are warm like a furnace? I can't imagine. I have a fire going up until May.

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    1. I'm only a night furnace. In the day, I get chilled easily.

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  16. That's a lot of nice flowers.

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  17. nice flowers to wake up to. I turn the heat down a little at night but not that much. We are all different with our internal body temp control.

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    1. Mine changed when I got pregnant and never switched back.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL. flowers and candles keep me calm and happy.

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