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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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With the cold weather, when I'm outside doing chores in the barn, I sometimes just get chilled to the bone, and I have a hard time warming up when I come in. We've been trying to keep the temps in the house as low as possible, which doesn't help when you are chilled. So today, I decided to make a hand made heating pad, something that I can nuke in the microwave oven when I need it. So I headed downstairs to cut and sew the shell, then filled it with field corn, and then heated it up in the microwave. As soon as I put it on my lap, under the blanket, one ginger and white cat named Pesty was on my lap, curled up right on top of it! Pretty soon Lucy was crawling under the blanket, to lay right next to it too! Smart cats! The only one not interested, maybe she didn't realize it was there, was Patches.
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I used to make these with split peas inside. And add some herbs, like tarragon, to make them smell divine!
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Mmm, that would be good. I have some dried potpouri, I wonder if that would work for some added scent.

I'm going to make some hand warmers tomorrow, to use in my coat pockets while I'm outside.
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....or add catnip!

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It would be interesting to see how the kitties react to a 'nip scented warmer.
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What a good idea, Geri. You're so creative. I'd probably set one of my empty litter boxes on fire to get warm. On the rug.

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I just made this one out of some extra denim fabric I have.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 11:54 PM
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I've made those too, using uncooked rice as the filling. it smells kinda different when you microwave it... not bad at all, just different. I'm a medical transcriptionist and I get cold really easily when I'm not moving around. I have one that I use as my wrist rest that I can heat up, keeps my hands warm, and another large flat one that I can put on my lap to help keep me warm also. they also make wonderful heat pads to wrap around your neck, feels sooooo good!

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