BAD - The temperature barely makes it above zero anymore.
GOOD - It's the coldest first thing in the morning, but warms up from there.
BAD - The coldest is in the range of -20 degrees.
GOOD - I've been able to spend hours before an open fire knitting socks.
BAD - I wake up in the night from a bad dream in which I have to knit warm socks for everyone in the county.
GOOD - Our house is staying warm and cozy.
BAD - We've worn paths from the wood box on the porch through the house to the racks by both stoves.
GOOD - We're eating almost exclusively out of the pantry and freezer stores.
BAD - I'm on my last jar of Bread and Butter Pickles. (Do you know how much I love Bread and Butter Pickles? This is serious, people, serious!)
GOOD - Wearing long johns these frigid days makes all the difference in the world and keeps me warm and comfy.
BAD - I don't have enough long johns to make it from Monday to Monday laundry days.
GOOD - I've been wearing old, discarded long johns of my husband's.
BAD - He has approximately 18" more leg length than I do.
GOOD - Food tastes sooo good!
BAD - All my pants are mysteriously shrinking.