4 a.m. - that's the time my eyes opened this morning. I stared at the ceiling for a while. I pulled the covers over my head. I rearranged my pillows "just so". And apparently, I wasn't going back to sleep. Normally, as soon as I stir a bit in the morning, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are pouncing on me ready to go out. Apparently, even THEY thought the hour was ridiculous. But after tossing and turning for a while, I decided sleep wasn't happening so got up to start my day.
And the start to this day is COLD. I caved last night and turned the heat on. I was kind of pouty about that because I was still thrilled with my el-cheapo power bill and I know that now the utilities will be creeping back up. It would have been nice to enjoy that just a bit longer. So now the debate begins. What temperature is optimal for us? I have no problem piling on extra clothes and blankets, but at some point you do need the heat to not be completely miserable. So, what temperature will work best? What do YOU set your thermostat on in the winter (or fall)?