Thoughts about family, music, gardening, decorating, and aging gracefully
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Baby It's !@#$%%^&&* Cold Outside!!
Even though a lot of our snow has melted since the "blizzard of dec 2009," there is still considerable snow, as well as some dangerous patches of ice cover. Our latest forecast is for more snow starting this evening and continuing for part of tomorrow, although only a 1-2 inch accumulation is predicted. More significantly, we are experiencing record-breaking low temperatures, with wind-chills in the 'teens. That's pretty cold.
Ironically, during the past seven or so years that Cliff and I spent part of the winter in Tavares, Florida, our friends and family back here in Virginia teased us that we should have stayed home because it was so unseasonably warm back here. So this year I am in Virginia instead of Florida and wearing thermal underwear (or would if I had any)! But I hear that it's pretty cold in Florida too -- a low of 27 degrees predicted for Tavares tonight, compared to our predicted low of 22 degrees. But tomorrow the high predicted for Tavares is 56 whereas ours is 38 with snowfall. When you think about, it's pretty cold in both places! So how do I spend these frigid wintry days? Scouring garden catalogs, planning my 2010 garden, and dreaming of spring.
I am retired widow living in a little town in a beautiful valley between two mountain ranges. I share my home with my cat, known from time to time as "fatcat," bratcat," and "bruiser." I keep busy with volunteer activities, gardening, and playing music.
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