Lately, it seems that all I do is apologize to my husband. I am always trying to beg his forgiveness for something. I don’t really think that all of our problems are my fault, but I feel I have to appease him and try to make it okay. I blame a lot of it on the energy company. If it wasn’t so expensive to run my furnace all of the time, I could turn up the thermostat. Turning up the thermostat would mean that I could be warm. That is all I am looking for. I just want to be warm. I have always had a problem trying to get warm, but needing to keep the thermostat so low, is making it even worse. I’ve tried to raise the temperature when my husband is at work, but that has backfired. He always knows that I am running the thermostat high, when the energy bill comes in. I’ve even tried wearing heavier clothing, or doing more exercise, but this doesn’t help much either. Now I have decided to get different house clothing. I even have my own invention called the ‘house gloves’ The house gloves are just an old pair of gloves that I picked up at the Goodwill store. I cut the fingertips out of them so I am able to get my work done, but my hands stay warm. It is amazing how much difference it has made. I found an old smoking jacket and a pair of muk luks at the Goodwill store. I don’t have to bother the thermostat and I can still stay warm.