Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Most Useful Thing I've Made This Year

The winner is: an improvised rice bag foot warmer.

You've probably heard of/seen/used one yourself.

I have perpetually cold feet (except on the day of my wedding.  And I'm plenty braggish about that fact.)

Cold feet isn't really a problem for most of the year in Arizona. But, when the weather turns cold(er), and me being a night owl, sometimes by the time I hop in bet my tootsies feel like icebergs.

On one of my late night stay-up-a-thons I was really dreading the Iced Feet of the Dead, so I took matters into my own hands. Not wanting to sew that late at night, I grabbed an old pillowcase, scooped in a few cups of rice, then tied the opening of the pillow case in a knot. I stuck the whole thing in the microwave for 1.5 mins and VIOLA! No more cold feet, no more laying awake in bet for an hour till they warm up enough for me to go to sleep.

I carry my rice bag around with me all the time when I'm at home (I'm using it right now, and my feet are blissfully warm, whereas moments ago they were on the verge of turning blue).

This makeshift rice bag foot warmer is working so well, I don't know that I'll ever sit down and make an official one. 

--Lu

4 comments:

Amanda said...

When I was pregnant with Lillian, I used an old sock and a rubber band. I wonder where that thing is, I'm cold.

Frau Magister said...

A hot water bottle may have saved our marriage. I'll have to try out the rice some time.

Matthias said...

Ya know, this post could almost go onto your Lu Food blog. I mean, heating pad mixed with personal storage snack pack.

jendoop said...

Oh, I'm freezin' right now! This sounds great :)