Ok... sometimes I forget to think outside the box. I get my routines going and that's the way it is. For instance, I usually drink filtered water from our fridge, which comes out chilled. That's great in the summer, but in the winter I don't feel like drinking cold water first thing in the morning. I kept trying to remember to set a glass of filtered water on the counter before going to bed so it would be room temperature when I got up.
Then one morning, when I realized I had once again forgotten to set a glass of water out, I happened to see the faucet at the sink. DUH. I filled my glass with tap water, not too hot and not too cold. Just right. Sheesh. Why did it take me so long to think outside the box?
Perhaps because for a long time I avoided drinking tap water, due to the taste. (We've lived in some areas with nasty tasting water.) And I also avoided it because I thought tap water was not healthy. I think my attitude changed when I started reading reports a few years ago about some bottled water actually being water from a tap. And recently, an article (titled Big Gulp) in the August 2011 Reader's Digest listed some brands of tap water:
Alaska Premium Glacier
Nestle Pure Life
So, yeah, I've been thinking outside the box, but I promise...I didn't leave a mess!