Monday, January 6, 2014

Ways of Relaxing

Taken December 12 & 19, 2013.
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  1. So we ended up with only about 2 inches of snow but just east of us, they got 7 inches (and the farther north you go, the more snow (Indianapolis got just under a foot). We aren't being skipped on the cold (-4 and going to drop all day) and wind (which I can hear howling).

    Jen, I hope you are safe and warm.

    Hope everybody else's week starts off better.

  2. We got a lot of rain and melt, and I think we got more snow but it's still too dark out there to see whether we have something more like snowpack or more like a giant block of ice. Our predicted high temps today are also below zero, tomorrow is forecast almost as cold, but by Wed winter appears to be returning to more reasonable behavior. Hopefully my car battery will survive the next couple nights.

    I'd rather not go outside at all today but for the preservation of my sanity I'm going to have to prune something once the sun comes up. There are two different shrub branches scraping up against two of my bedroom's exterior walls in this wind and omg by 4am it was worse than trying to sleep on a bus wearing screaming baby earphones. I had to exercise a considerable amount of restraint to prevent myself from running outside in my robe and pjs in some kind of scissorhands-hulk freakbout removal of all the landscaping on the north side of the house.

    1. You be very careful out there! These are scary dangerous temps.

    2. The year I went to high school in Alaska, we used to have to wait for the school bus at 5:30am, in icy enormous snowbanks and subzero temps plus wind chill taking it down more, every. damn. morning. If I was up early enough, I used to walk over to my friend's bus stop because she had a nice little neighborhood gig with a place to sit and other kids, whereas my stop was just me alone on a busy city street with cars flying by kicking up dirty snow in my face. Bundling up for two minutes of pruning will be so much better than that! Plus if I collapse in the yard the yellow lab across the street will probably bring me some nice warm liquor, she's friendly. ;p

  3. The rain quit, the wind got up, and only then did it drop below freezing. No ice on the driveway. I guess I'm on the hook to go to work. The county to our northwest has a little snow on the ground, but people are getting around OK. It's just going to stay below freezing for the next two days is all, and tomorrow morning it's the single digits. That's better than your highs up in the Midwest, though.

    Stay warm, y'all.

  4. We had the cold but now it is in the 50s. But we still have a weather advisory for the wind. It is blowing hard and it is raining - an altogether gloomy day.

  5. No snow - the Coldnado is about to hit us today, brrrr.

    I spent a LOVELY, quiet holiday last week and read 4 books:
    * Orange Is the New Black (Piper Kerman)
    * Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse (book 2) (Jennifer Worth)
    * Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End (book 3) (Jennifer Worth)
    * Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated (Alison Arngrim)
    -- Been on a bit of a non-fiction/biographies/memoirs kick lately.

    Today, back to reality as the mimes return to their usual pace.

    Hope you all have a great day!

  6. I see you're all finding various ways of keeping warm! Hope the cold weather blows by quickly.