I did cope with the cold by making food that did put a comforting smell in the house. Invite people in and have nice casual night with games ! Cold winter night in Montreal are the best for social fun !
I coped with the cold by keeping the woodstove going all day, starting around 6:00 in the morning. I’d have a nice blaze going by the time my son came down for breakfast and we’d huddle by the woodstove, he eating his cereal and I drinking my hot coffee. We lived close to that woodstove and it created a cozy feeling. Then I’d keep it going until he came home from school and he’d take over from there.