Monday, February 16, 2015
how to get warm...
It was cold here last night, so this morning I bundled up and went outside to take a few pictures, shovel a little, romp around with the dogs...and experience the winter. It had warmed up to -3 F, (-19C), it was much colder during the night. We got more snow yesterday, so everything is sparkling clean out there...and sound is muffled...it's like being in a huge padded recording studio. But it is very very cold. I took off a mitten to take pictures, and my hand was aching when I got back in the house.
Anyway, this is how you get warm: you go outside for half an hour. When you get back in your previously freezing house, you feel all warm!
The snow is deep in the yard.
So a while back, I ranted about winter. I complained about the snow, the wind, the ice, slipping on the snow and ice in the wind. And those things are still true, but guess what? I don't hate it as much as I thought I did.
They say there is good in everything. The coziness of the family gathering in the living room...last evening I made cocoa and tea, and popcorn, for Downton Abbey.
So later, when the kids start grumbling about how cold it is in here, I will try to get them to go outside for a few minutes...ha.