So in an effort to cope with these chilly temperatures, I have been baking. After one hour of baking at 350, the temperature climbs 2 or 3 degrees to somewhere around 54. This is entirely manageable, especially after a long shower. By the time the quick high from the shower wears off it is time for bed. I crawl into my mummy bag, light a candle for the warm aura it gives off, and read for a little bit before falling asleep. I make sure to keep a pair of sandals next to the bed for late night bathroom breaks. The cold tile floor can suck the warmth right out of you without proper insulation.
Back to baking. I typically bake 1 big meal per week, 1 small snack, and 1 or 2 deserts. For example, last week:
1 Big Meal- Spinach and cheese stuffed shells (I was eating this for 3 days lunch/dinner)
1 Small Snack- Thinly sliced sweet potatoes w/ some oil and salt (very good, only lasted a few minutes)
Desert 1: Pumpkin Cookies (I bought 4 big cans of pumpkin on sale)
Desert 2: Pumpkin Bread (I know I know that is why I run everyday)
So there you have it. Turn the oven on because it heats you twice, once while baking and once while eating.