Yes, we are, indeed, in a very cold spell. Last night we were warned of "hazardous wind chills." I'm grateful we were snug, cozy and warm in our little abode and suffered not one wee whit.
We can look forward to a high today of 2 degrees above zero while bracing for more teeth-chattering wind chills of -25 to -40 developing for tonight. But, hey, the wind chill forecast for today (with that balmy 2 degrees above) is for only -10 to -20 by this afternoon. Then those lower temps and nasty wind chills over night may just linger into Monday morning. (Guess I'll forego hanging my Monday laundry out on the lines. Until maybe June. Or July.) Fortunately, those of us who live here year 'round are used to this weather and tend to look at all the reports of global warming with a skeptical eye.
Despite this weather, our chickens (bless their little hearts) are on the upswing of laying a good number of eggs a day now that they've come out of their (what seemed like prolonged) molt. A yummy omelette for breakfast this morning was enjoyed and much appreciated. Thanks, girls.
Believe it or not, hubby and I are in the midst of taking three days off. Last Friday, yesterday and today have been designated as "relaxing" days for both of us.
Of course, we still have had to do the daily necessities but other than that, we've been doing more personally rewarding fun-type things. Inside, I don't hesitate to add, because . . . well, it's warm and comfortable in here. And it's not outside.
I've been knitting and quilting and reading a lot which feels really good. Papa Pea has been going through old files pertaining to all things recreational, watching videos on the computer that are revving him up for new projects (someone help me, please) and has even watched the l980s looooong TV series "Shogun" which our daughter loaned him on old taped cassettes.
This guilt-free down time has been good for both of us. Curious thing is that we've both been sleeping so hard the past couple of nights that it's like we've been drugged. I think it's that our bodies have let go of some of the old, everyday tension we (unknowingly?) carry on a day-to-day basis.
I'm heading off to my quilt room now, but on the way I need to do one of those necessities of which I spoke. I must water my houseplants. As I walked by one in the kitchen this morning, I'm sure I heard a faint gasp of, "Water! Please, water!"
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