Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A chilly start to the year
I've been outside two or three times by 8 o'clock, fetching the bucket in which I put ashes from the wood stove that heats my home, checking to see where the dogs are and what they're barking at (a car stopped on the unploughed road), and sweeping away snow to let me get onto the deck and out to the car.
Now it's only fine snow, much of it probably just blowing from what has already fallen. It's going to be cold all day then warm up over night - in the meantime the dogs will get out with me a couple of times, and they'll love it - not so much for me... it's the wind I object to, not the snow or even the cold... the wind can just cut right through the thickest down jackets it seems.
So today I'm thankful for all the wonderful things I have been blessed with instead of moaning (too much) about the wind and look forward to perhaps some sun tomorrow and maybe getting out with skiis or snowshoes.
What about you - what do you do when the weather fails to entice you outside? I'm going into town for a bit then curl up with a book, but first I need to bring in wood for the fire and walk the dogs. Hope you get to enjoy wherever you are and whatever you do when weather isn't great.