Oh, come on.

Don’t go telling me the cheapest most effective comfort is a hug.


1. Hugs aren’t necessarily cheap.

I mean relationships, at least true and sustainable ones, those ones that getting a hug from is actually comforting and not, let’s say, super annoying, are not that cheap- emotionally speaking.

I may be speaking for myself only here, though I suspect I am not the only one thinking relationships are hard work.

Certainly not something you’d consider cheap.

2. Sometimes a comforting hug is simply not available. for various reasons.

Anyway, It’s winter here, and quite cold, so we heat the house using ok our fireplace, and the AC, though AC use is quite rare.

Yes, this is dough rising next to the fire.a big believer in double duty here.

So what’s the big deal? well no big deal, actually, just that there are many occasions when the temperature is on the verge of being cold, but I’d rather have the windows open to let some fresh air in, or I just finished a run in 6-7° Celsius (around 40°farenheit) and need a quick fix so to speak.

And sometimes my back needs extra TLC , or my shoulder blades, or stomach. whatever.

The simple frugal solution for all these situations is truly simple and sustainable.

A hot water bottle.


Granny style!

I Have no trouble at all being called “uncool”- because I most certainly am one of the most uncool people I have come to know.

The only question I ask myself before doing anything is not “oh my, what will people think of me?”, since I truly don’t give a damn about what people I don’t know think of me, and as for people I know, well, I don’t particularly like any of them, so.

The ones I know and like, well, are quite used to my “unique” (…..) behavior.

My daughter just sent me a quote from “The Hobbit” that seems to be appropriate:

The people I care about know about My habit of going to bed at 19, getting up at 3-4 am, my habit of drinking ACV infused hot water, ( they know because there is no escape from the strong smell of ACV), they know I am stubborn, opinionated, prone to judgment and cynicism, and a lot of other unflattering stuff.

So, not cool is really an understatement.

As soon as I get up in the morning in the winter, or when it gets a bit chilly, or when I get back from my run, or prepare to retire to bed (yes, early, retire early), and need something to back my back, I pour hot water (3 cups if you need to know) to my hot water bottle, and thank whoever invented this thing.

This can keep you warm for an hour at least, which is much more than those microwave stuffed things, that are very nice but keep warm for a few minutes top.

Now if you have one of these lying in a drawer or closet somewhere, take it out, wash the fabric that covers the bottle, and go get your money’s worth of it.

If you don’t, check online and get one, I am not sponsored by anyone, nor do I know anyone who makes or sells these things, so.

You will thank me, I assure you.

Enjoy, the cooliflower.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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  1. I remember those things from when I was little, they’re great and very comforting. I am also not very cool. I use an old paper planner to write everything down that I need to remember. I see no appeal in using my phone for that but I see everybody do that 🙂

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    1. I used to be bothered by my uncoolness, now I believe that many of society’s rules are simply not made for everyone to follow- definitely not for me. I began to see my uncoolness as a kind of blessing (in disguise though). glad to be of comfort!

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