SG’s space-heater suit / Calentador de espacio de SG

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

As San Geraldo does every morning, he scooped the poo out of the litter box before doing anything else. The bag gets placed outside the kitchen until its taken downstairs. He rushed back inside, “Brrr! It’s freezing out there!” He was right. It was a gelid 12˚C/53˚F. I complained I had clothes on the line that I needed to take down and fold before Isabel arrived to clean. SG suggested: “They should design a little space heater suit that when you put it on it keeps you warm.” I said, “You know what that’s called.” “What?” he asked. “A sweatshirt.”

Here are some images of the city’s Nativity in the center of town. I checked it out when I visited the annual medieval festival in the Tuesday afternoon “chill.” A few photos of the festival are still to come. Meanwhile, it’s now nearly 10:30. The temperature has risen to 13˚C/55˚F and we’re about to face the cold. By the time we return home, it should be up to its peak of 19C/66F. Winter is here.


Como hace San Geraldo todas las mañanas, sacó la caca de la caja de arena antes de hacer nada más. La bolsa se coloca fuera de la cocina hasta que se lleva abajo. Se apresuró a entrar, “¡Brrr! ¡Hace mucho frío ahí afuera!”. Él estaba en lo correcto. Fue un gélido 12˚C/53˚F. Me quejé de que tenía ropa en el tendedero que necesitaba desarmar y doblar antes de que Isabel llegara a limpiar. SG sugirió: “Deberían diseñar un pequeño traje calefactor que cuando te lo pones te mantiene caliente”. Le dije: “Sabes cómo se llama eso”. “¿Qué?” preguntó. “Una sudadera.”

Aquí hay algunas imágenes del belen municipal en el centro de la ciudad. Lo comprobé cuando visité el festival medieval anual en el “frío” del martes por la tarde. Faltan algunas fotos del festival. Mientras tanto, ahora son casi las 10:30. La temperatura ha subido a 13˚C/55˚F y estamos a punto de enfrentarnos al frío. Para cuando regresemos a casa, debería estar en su punto máximo de 19C/66F. El invierno esta aqui.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “SG’s space-heater suit / Calentador de espacio de SG”

  1. Hot puppies! I am ‘first’ for once!
    Someone has a large collection of said heaters AKA sweatshirts. I need one for my 20 year old sweatshirt is looking rather dog-eared.

  2. Thank you, Mitchell!!!!!! It’s been a great tradition to see this Nativity on your blog each year!!!!! It is so nice to see it again. And the gull of San Geraldo….53 degrees. Piff. It’s been since last Thursday, 8 degrees, and terrible wind chill, right through Christmas, and now getting warmer into the 40’s and finally we will be in the high 50’s tomorrow right through all next week. It’s nuts.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      We’ve in the past gone as low as 39 overnight. But I can’t remember the last time. It tended to be colder in Sevilla in winter… and a whole lot hotter in summer. 105 wasn’t uncommon. Right now it feels like 54… and I have to walk to the gym in that chill. Pity me.

  3. Your photos of the nativity are gorgeous. Such detail. I’m with SG on the space heater suit, but I want more than a sweat shirt. My space heater suit would have the ability to envelop me in constant warmth by blowing warm air on my skin or being like the things you squeeze that get warm and then you hold them in your hands. But my suit, after it’s squeezed, would stay warm the entire time I wear it. Maybe SG and I need to get together to develop our space heater suit. He has the right idea and I’m developing the details. It’s not as cold here now. We’re supposed to get up to 70 today. But we’ll have more cold weather during Jan and Feb and I want the suit ready when it arrives.


  4. Has he tried heated socks? My little convertible has heated seats, worth their weight in gold on a cool morning.

    1. David:
      Heated socks would I’m sure make his feet sweat. Our car has heated seats. They’ve never been used. We had heated seats in cars in the States. His got some use.

  5. Some fine sheep there, and the chickens are absolutely adorable. But what is happening with the one being held upside down? It appears most unpleasant for the chicken.

    1. Debra:
      That nativity doesn’t have a caganer as far as I know. The Barcelona main nativity has always had a caganer. One recent year, it was decided to remove it and there was an uproar. So it’s back.

    1. Judy C:
      I always enjoy it. Different arrangement every year. I hope to go this afternoon to an amazing one in a private home in our neighborhood.

  6. Oh, I remember this nativity from years past, don’t I? Isn’t there a drunk guy or someone with his pants down or something?

    Your “sweatshirt” comment made me laugh!

    1. Steve:
      I share this one every year, but it doesn’t include a caganer (crapper) as far as I know (I’ve never found him). There is almost always a caganer at others I’ve shared. I hope to visit one this afternoon that I know has one.

    1. Jim:
      I could easily get into collecting. It’s called Belén here, which means Bethlehem.

  7. Or “high” in London over this weekend will be 13C, so your “cold snap” is quite impressive for so far south… Jx

      1. Jon:
        I usually have the same problem on both WordPress and Blogger when I try to comment from my iPad. It drives me nut.

    1. Jon:
      It’s not quite 10 a.m. and is currently 13C… but it apparently feels like 12. Still, another day expected to reach 19.

  8. I first came across ‘el caganer’ on this blog. Oh… Mitch, the things we learn from you. This Catalonian custom and figurine has now become more popular and includes famous people pooping. I googled it. Perhaps someone would like to start an el caganer Christmas scene. There’s money selling anything these days!

    1. Karen:
      I have seen so many famous people as caganers. Even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton… and Donald Drumpf. I don’t like the image of people I like in that position. As for Donald Drumpf, I can’t imagine owning anything with his likeness.

  9. As a classic cinema devotee, it looks like Cecil B. De Mille was behind that Nativity display, as there’s a cast of thousands.

    1. Kirk:
      I hope to return to one in the neighborhood this afternoon. An 83-year-old woman has been collecting and creating her entire life. It‘s bigger than the city’s epic.

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