Friday, December 2, 2011

Hot Water Bottle Comfort

Our hot water bottle cover collection
We are all sick here. Terrible colds with sore throats and coughs and sniffles. I've personally been sick for three weeks and my daughter and husband are close behind at two weeks. When you are sick you are miserable. Everything hurts and you can't get comfortable. Unless, of course, you employ hot water bottles to the cause. In today's world, we're all trying to find "natural" cures and are looking back to our grandparents' day for solutions to our aches and pains. You can make all kinds of potions, but sometimes, all you really need to do is a fill a hot water bottle up with some warm water and get cozy under a quilt. We don't just use this remedy for colds either-we've found it works great for comforting someone after a long, hard day too.
Lamby Love

We have quite a collection of hot water bottles covers. The lamb cover (aka "Lamby") was my favorite before my daughter came along. I would walk in the door from a taxing day as a business consultant and declare, "I need Lamby!". The next thing I knew, hot water was boiling and I was cuddled up on the couch feeling much better. These days Lamby is my daughter's favorite. I've upgraded to a cashmere sweater cover and my husband has "Moosey Moose" to comfort him and melt away his aches and pains.

If you don't have a hot water bottle, please go out and buy one now. You can buy tons of cute covers or check-out the list of great tutorials for making our own on Tipnut. You are going to feel much better. I promise! These would make holiday gifts too. Comfort & Joy. Literally.