How I am longing for days like this,
smelling the bluebells or dusting
my nose full of pollen from the lilies...
or swinging in the hammock while
gazing at the blue sky through the treetops.
Instead, it's presently only minus -15 degrees
but promising minus -23 by morning with
bitter cold arctic winds making it feel
like minus -44...yes, you read that right.
We are getting Blasted !!!
Winter is here, the part no one likes.
I'd even rather be shoveling piles of snow
off my deck or playing in it with the grandkiddles.
But this???? ... not funny
It's not so nice when it's hard to keep
the house warm or my achin' bones.
So what do we do in this refrigerator we
choose to live in, you ask.
I'll be taking down the Christmas tree,
loading the branches with popcorn strings and
cranberries, orange slices and tallow.
All for the birds so their bellies stay full and warm....
(after the cold snap!) but I will keep the feeders full.
I'll start a puzzle on the Stow n' Go felt
so I can move it off the table and make room
for card games and ' Farkle.'
How bout you?
What do you do when the cold keeps you inside?
Bake something or roast something long and slow.
That'll warm the kitchen , at least.
No matter your pleasure,
Stay warm. Our whole country is getting
a blast of cold, cold air that will
frustrate some, please others.
Just do remember to bundle up if you
' have to ' go out. Don't let your nostrils freeze together,
but do make the best of it.
Keep the little ones home from school
if their schools haven't closed.
Do not send them out where they can get
frostbite in less than 10 minutes.
Keep on dreaming along with me....
of warm spring days.
Stay home and stay safe.
Blasted Anyway !!!