The official start of winter is still seven weeks away. But cold-weather sleeping season has arrived in and around Spokane.
And you know what that means. Instead of just flopping into bed without a second thought, preparations must be made.
Different people take different approaches, of course. Some go the quilts and comforters route. Others spend time carefully selecting sweatshirts or thick pajamas. And there are those who have been known to layer on the sheets and blankets like a short-order breakfast cook stacking pancakes.
Maybe I'm making this sound like a chore. But we all know it isn't.
Getting ready to turn in when the outdoor temperature is going to dip below freezing is a smiling trip to Snugsville. I suspect that even some winter haters might admit that sleeping in a warm, cozy bed on a cold night is a simple pleasure worth celebrating.
Don't like the whole flannel sheets scene?
Well, I suppose one option is to keep your thermostat set high overnight. But I think you would be missing out on a delightful seasonal ritual. And I wouldn't want to see your Avista bill.