Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Icicles On My Eyelashes

Holy Moley, I must have sleepwalked to Alaska, but with some hot tea, I should be OK.

 
 
The heat is cranked up, the fireplace is on, the space heater in the office is set to high, and I am still cold.  I just might forgo walking outside to the mailbox today  The bills will have to wait. 
 
The temperature is saying 11 degrees F.  I am thinking back now to the days gone by, last winter, as a matter of fact, when the average temperature was 50.  The global warming was so kind to us then.
 
It is less than two months till spring so I will spend today wrapped in two layers of clothes and eating calorie laden foods (I need some comfort) and peruse all the gardening catalogs that I have received in the past few weeks. 
 
In six months, I will complain about the heat.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

37 comments:

  1. Eight weeks to spring..and no....I don`t think I will ever complain about heat again.

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    1. We say that now, but when the thermometer climbs in to the 90's in July, we will complain.

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  2. Your solution sounds a good one Hope you can stay warm and indulge in some good comfort food...

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  3. Hello Arleen:
    Freezing here too, Arleen, and the temperature is set to plummet still further next week. Your solutions to the problem sound very appealing....now, all we need is a garden!!!! Spring will be here before we know it...roll on!!!

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    1. Next week we will be back to warmer temps and that is very good news.

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  4. That sounds about right! Keep warm. Off to light the wood burning stove and make a pot of tea myself now, the UK being pretty chilly too!

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  5. It's nothing here, too. The kids got to wait for the bus in a car little warmer than the great outdoors. I'm looking at spring shoe catalogs. Stay warm.

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  6. Arleen, I feel cold reading about it - same over here. If it's any consolation I'm comfort eating too

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    1. I made some Tuscan Vegetable oup and some hardy Mac and cheese. Umm, Umm, good!

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  7. Where's that global warming when ya want it, huh? Or a hot flash? You know, those "personal summers" we used to enjoy? (sigh) Guess we'll have to settle for throwing another log on the fire.

    Actually, it isn't all that cold here at all, but my husband still likes to light a fire in the fireplace in the evenings. It gets so hot in the den, it feels like the liquid in my eyeballs is gonna bubble and explode. But, hey! We're not cold!

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  8. Arleen, yesterday the high was in the low thirties...today it hit 60. Tomorrow it will be low 40s. My body is so confused. Stay warm! Bonnie

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    1. They are talking about temps near 60 for next week. Sounds nice and something to look forward to.

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  9. Warming up a bit here now, but raining. Nothing's ever right, is it!

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    1. Nothing is perfect, and that is what makes life interesting.

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  10. We are never satisfied, are we. But the cold will pass here too and we’ll have nothing but rain again.

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    1. You certainly have been hit with quite a bit of moisture this year. I hope you have some sunny skies this spring.

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    2. Yes Pleeeeease; enough with the rain already. Guess what, it’s raining again.

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  11. Oh, yes, we will complain about heat, because that will be even more miserable. At least with the cold, there are layers and layers of clothing plus hot tea, and a fire in the fireplace. In the heat? I hate the heat.

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    1. You are right Susan. As much as I do not like the extreme cold, I can bundle up. The heat takes my breath away.

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  12. We can't get warm over here either but at least our postman puts the mail through the letter-box which all British homes have in the door! Only very large and grand houses have mail-boxes at the gate.
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. I live in a quite ordinary house in a rural setting and everybody's mailbox is on the end of their driveway where the mailman can drop it from his car.

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  13. Dear Arleen, thanks for that Dean Martin rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside." I so like his voice--the deep timbre of it. Here too, it's chilly for Missouri, but not nearly so cold as where you are. So eat that food, look at those catalogs and think about heat!

    I'm been away from reading and commenting on blogs I like--like yours--for about six weeks. And so I'm wanting to know if there are any postings you've written that you'd especially like me to read. If so, please e-mail me or leave a comment on the blog.

    By the way, that photograph of the night yard with light-bedecked trees and the snowman is lovely. Is that your backyard???? Peace.

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    1. Thank you Dee. We have missed you, although I have seen one or two of your posts in the last two months. I have been taking some time off also and trying to catch up with life and family.

      The picture was taken from my front window right after a lovely snowstorm ( which means under four inches and gone in two days). My grandchildren, who were visiting from California, had a wonderful time building the snowman.

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  14. Layers of clothes and comfort food - sounds like a great plan! I hope you thaw out soon. :-)

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  15. It was so, so cold this week! We're going to have a nice respite with 50's and 60's this weekend. But, then, back to the frigid temps!

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  16. It is no longer called global warming..it's called climate change.

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  17. It's cold, dark and wet here in Ireland but We won't get a chance to complain about the heat because in recent years, we haven't had any!

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  18. Our weather doesn't know what to do... one minute it's 30 degrees or less AND raining... then it goes back up over 80 and you're peeling off the layers of clothing! Needless to say sickness abounds and folks are dropping like flies... I've got a house full of sick people and I'm no Nurse Nightingale... sick people are so annoying! Especially when they're Men & Kids! *LOL* Can you only tell that Nursing the infirm was not my Calling? *Winks*


    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  19. I am taking your advice and going to go on a sugar high for the next two months. :-) At least Friday is Feb. 1! We are on our way. Have a great week!

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  20. I think we all do that! Don't cha just love how they put those two voices together?

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  21. Hi Arleen,

    I'm certainly hoping that the icicles have melted off your eyelashes :)

    Such bizarre weather. I remember the good old days when we seemed to have four definite seasons. In Britain, these days, it seems to be mostly October weather.

    However, for two weeks, we had bitterly cold weather and a huge snowstorm last Friday. Now the snow is virtually gone and it's almost warm enough for wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Okay, not quite :)

    Stay warm and yes, soon be spring!

    Gary

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  22. Minnesota is dipping into a cold snap today, through the end of the week that will see us back to single digits.

    Naturally, I am against this.

    Pearl

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