I wrote a post awhile ago about keeping warm here in Kathmandu in the winter. I think it takes awhile to build up your arsenal of defenses and to know what works or helps. We are chipping away at it. The worst of the cold is actually past, it would seem, but we'll be ready come next year!
We have added to our supply of hot water bottles, and we fill up three every night--one for Isaiah for his bed and two for John and my bed.
I actually added a second one to our bed (mostly because I was waking up with no blanket on me frequently thanks to a cover stealer!), and I found a solid brown one! Excellent find, in my opinion (though John was underwhelmed)!
We also continue to bundle up in a ridiculous amount of clothes. Here is what I'm putting on Ezekiel for the night tonight.
And, here are some fantastic new pants that I got in a package from my parents! They are much brighter than my usual tastes, but somehow with the cold here, they kind of make me feel happy! There is also a cup of apple cider in my hand, thanks to a care package from good friends Tom and Alana, and I'm wearing a GREAT and comfy pair of slippers that were sent for Christmas from my parents. We are well cared for!
The cider is a treat, but warm beverages are a key part of my existence here. I have never drunk so much tea in my entire life!
And, last but definitely not least, I don't think I included a picture of this in my last post, but it is the highlight of my day--our hot water geiser! It is a gas heater for our water, so we can take hot showers! It makes me happy and takes every ounce of self-control I have to shut it off at the end of a shower in the morning.