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Sunday, 7 February 2021

Ticking Along and Staying Safe

    A cold few days and I have hardly been outdoors. I shoveled the driveway today and the sun helped dry it and melt the icy patches. There were only a couple of inches of snow so it wasn't much work but my fingers were frozen by the time I was finished.

   I made a big pot of stew today which should last me a while. As it is Sunday and "cleanliness is next to Godliness", as my mother would say, my one chore today was to clean the toilets! Lots of time for reading and I am well into my newest library book. Currently we have to pick up our requested books outside the library and, with yesterday's strong wind, waiting to have them checked out was a bit of an ordeal. However, I survived!


I am almost finished the Joanna Trollope book, not sure about the other but will give it a go. It's about Jesus' wife!


13 comments:

  1. A strong wind makes it feel so much colder.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes, we usually have the "wind chill factor" added to our temperature readings. Today was -8C but with the wind chill it felt more like -20C!

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  2. It was bitterly cold here yesterday. I was glad to be well wrapped up on my walk. X

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    1. Seems to be bad all over, but I have noticed the sun has more warmth already.

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  3. A cold snap here too, we stayed in our cosy cottage.

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    1. Best place to be. It has been very icy here recently so not safe to walk.

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  4. The sunshine yesterday was lovely in spite of the wind chill. I think the next few days will be days best spent indoors, reading & looking outside. I have President Obama's book ready to pick up at the library, so that will be my only outing into the cold.

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    1. I managed a walk today and it was fine while the wind was at my back. Enjoy the Obama book, I haven't requested it yet. I thought Michelle Obama's book was brilliant!

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  5. "In our neck of the woods," it is deep Winter, with cold temps. Time for enjoying the warmth and coziness of Home. -smile-

    💟

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    1. I am practicing "hygge", the Danish custom of hibernating while the weather is bad.

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  6. I was outside our local library in -32C and ice in the air. The ladies inside were moving so slowly. Second in line and there for ten minutes. I feared frost bite.

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    1. Sounds familiar! It wasn't quite that cold here.

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