Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And now, there are three in our marriage.

Not this past weekend, but the weekend before that, we went back to country Victoria to celebrate Inspector Climate's birthday with his parents.  While we were there, I fell in love.  At first, it was just a weekend fling - night time shenanigans if you will, but now, it's infiltrated my every day life.

I'm talking about a hot water bottle. Yes, it sleeps next to me on the bed every night. I whisper sweet nothings to it as it warms my belly and lulls me to sleep with it's warmth. Once it is warm no longer, I push it away so it just lays quietly next to me in bed.

I don't think I could live without this hot bottle. So warm. So snuggily. So comforting.

Inspector Climate feels like he was made redundant.  And now, in an effort to compete with the hot water bottle, Inspector Climate offers to "make me a hot water bottle."

"I'll make it for you if you want," he exclaims! As if it is some complicated process, that boiling water and pouring it, that only he has mastered.

Of course, I tease. Because I love that he wants to make me feel warm and comfortable - even if it is with another.

I've always been against hot water bottles, they seem silly and bit wasteful for some reason. But now, I couldn't live without mine and the way it seems to heal my tummy (I'm now taking some gross herbs from the acupuncturist twice a day, two different types of pills, and iron tablets all of which make my tummy feel not it's best).

And so we've embraced the new addition to our marriage - well at least I have.

25 comments:

  1. I'm glad the hot water bottle is making your tummy feel better. I've never actually used one before!

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  2. I've heard of this but never tried it. I think it is cute that you sleep with a bottle.

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  3. I have been watching that Sister Wives show constantly lately so you can imagine what I thought when I saw the title of your post, ha ha.

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  4. As long as it is bringing you relief, it sounds good to me. I'd love that in the winter. Today, however; it is 95 degrees. The world is a hot water bottle.

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  5. If you think it's wasteful you could always swap over to a wheat pack! I use one to warm the feet section of my bed before I get in.

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  6. HA. Lovin' that you refer to your bottle as an addition to the family. :) Glad it is workin for ya!

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  7. Ahh I only discovered the joys of the hottie last year, by far the most welcome addition to the bedroom I've ever known!

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  8. I need to try this! So happy that it is making you feel better! =)

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  9. @Ruby - I had a wheat pack, but IC and I don't have a microwave! I KNOW. So not as useful :(

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  10. Hot water bottles are the BEST. Mine has a fuzzy red fleece cover!

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  11. When I read the title of your post, I thought you were going to say you got a puppy :)

    Well, a hot water bottle is warm and cuddly, too. Close enough.

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  12. @Crystal - how how I wish we got a puppy instead :)

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  13. You should get an electric blanket!!! Definitely my most favourite possession...though not so good for the environment.

    Hope your stomach starts to feel better soon; I'm glad the hot water bottle is helping.

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  14. Hahaha, that is so cute! I do sometimes use a hot water bottle too, but my secret is sleeping between 2 blankets, instead of on your sheet! It keeps you snug! :)

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  15. Aaaahhh, I've been meaning to get a hot water bottle for a few weeks now...! Note to self: do it already, dammit! And I want one with a pretty cotton covering, heh heh. I'm happy that, in addition to keeping you warm, your hot water bottle has been providing healing benefits. Yay!

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  16. I love my hot water bottle. Welcome to the hot water bottle fan club where all things are warm and comforting! Ahhhhhh

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  17. Inspector is really funny:) And it's so hot here right now that a hot water bottle would probably kill me, but of course, YAY if it's cold where you are:P

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  18. We have two. His is the smaller one. At least this way we don't fight over it :p

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  19. I love to sleep with my hot water bottle. :) I make one from September to May. I am always cold and the hot water bottle makes me feel better.
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog, yours is gorgeous1

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  20. LOL I loved reading this...when I first started reading, I thought for sure the third thing to your marriage would be a dog or a baby...but a water bottle= awesome! Love it. and re: the scallop shorts- I'm so glad that you want to make a pair!!! Would you like to follow each other?
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  21. haha. oh to feel this way about a water bottle ... you are so lucky! ;)
    and I'm also stopping by to say thanks so much for the comment yesterday. I couldn't respond via email, but I wanted to say thank you. means a lot.

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  22. Haha, you are so funny. Nothing like cuddling a water bottle! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. I had to do that a few times when I was sick and it was always so comforting!

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