Sunday, 4 January 2009

Can I Hibernate?





I’d like to hibernate from 1st November until 31st March. If I had a huge freezer full of food, the cupboards well stocked and the milk delivered, I’m sure I could do it. I’d have to save a to be able to afford all that shopping in October though! I'd also need lots of books, bundles of yarn (although my stash may well keep me going through a few winters), and a full craft drawer to keep me occupied.

Seriously, I hate the cold. Really and truly despise it. It makes my bones and muscles hurt so much that sometimes I feel like crying. If I could avoid ever leaving the house during winter then I would. Really. No joke!

Not sure how I’d put my rubbish out though. Or feed the birds.

Sharon J xx

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17 comments:

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Me too... I hate winter and snow... makes me shiver when I step on it ;)
That is why we plan to move to the Caribbean in a year and half.
At the moment I just await spring!

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

I'm doing my fair share of hibernating at the moment. I just want to tuck myself up at home with the family and the cats. Now as for the rubbish you could do what Sustainable Dave did in the U.S. and hide it away for a year...LOL, I jest of course :-D

Jennifer said...

I'm with you! :D Seriously on days like this I will feel the cold in my bones until evening when I take a hot bath. Only then will I 'thaw' out.

jennifer

Sharon J said...

C & V. I'd be off to live in a warm country before you could spit given half the chance. Alas... Good luck with your move :)

Mrs Average. Hide it away? Hmmm... if I had a big pit dug with a tunnel from my kitchen...

Jennifer. I'm glad I' not the only one, although I don't mean that in a nasty way of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon, no need to hibernate come over here every winter, it reached 36C today and tonight it is 21C and we haven't even got a fan on, maybe when we go to bed though. We live behind the sandhills in Rockingham, Western Australia. Half of Rockingham are from the UK (me too), so you would feel at home. Keep well and warm, Best Wishes JoyK

Sharon J said...

Anon. When can I book my ticket? lol

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog this morning. I could not agree more, I do not like cold weather at all. I love Spring and Summer and green grass and warm sunshine!

Grow Ur Own said...

Top to toe in thermals and several layers on top of that is the only way I can be at this time of the year. Gloves, hat, scarf the lot before I even consider going outside. Waiting for the bus in a morning, even if it is only for 10 minutes makes me bone cold :( I don't care if I look like Nannook of the North at least I am warm.

I've even considered those battery operated socks and gloves to keep me toastie, but I'd rather be chilly than add more batteries to landfills.

Funnily enough though I don't mind it too much if I'm in my garden and its not windy or wet.

Sharon J said...

Shiloh. Green grass... warm sun... oh yes, bring it on :)

Grow Ur Own. I get all layered up just to get out of bed. These houses just aren't built for cold winters.

Jade of the Jungle said...

You now it's bad when your fingers are so frozen cold you can't even type properly...erg!

Winters are vaguely bearable when you know summer's round the corner but we don't seem to get those these days, do we?

x

Sharon J said...

Jade. Tell me about it! I keep getting cramp in my fingers! Brrrrr... t'aint funny. And no, our summers suck these days too. (Be positive Sharon... think good thoughts about a beautiful summer)

Maurice said...

One of the joys of Living Simply is that we can enjoy being just where we are. And not hanker after being somewhere else. In winter nature is showing its skeleton, raw and stripped. And then nature brings Spring, and the sap rises and there's a different joy.

The secret is to find our "desire switch" and turn it off at will. Not easy though. ;-)

Sharon J said...

Maurice. Thank you for you comment but with all due respect I don't think this is necessarily connected with whether or not a person lives simply and certainly isn't always about desire. When your health is bad and the cold makes matters worse no amount of simple living and trying to enjoy "where you're at" will make it any better. In fact, one of the things that I felt I got out of 2008 was the ability to control that desire switch much better but that doesn't stop my muscles from cramping in the cold. Roll on spring.

migratingfishswim said...

all the positive thinking in the world can't make the UK not-cold, not-damp and not-dark, november-march.

i think that some people are worse affected by cold and dark than others - and i am one of them!

sharon: i will happily hibernate with you. in fact i have a great stash of polystyrene beads and a large cardboard box, so we can burrow away 'til the end of march. so if we can just add some mutually agreed music and a couple of hot water bottles, i'm with you!

Sharon J said...

@ Migratingfish. Your box sounds just the ticket. Can we have lots of flasks of hot sasparilla too?

Joel said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2103961/Can-humans-hibernate-As-driver-survives-TWO-MONTHS-trapped-food--30c-theory-transform-medicine.html

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