It's been a cold week! And I love the cold, in fact, I LAUGH at the cold! It's what has allowed this subtropical belle to survive subzero wind chills since first moving to the prairie 12 years ago. The day we left New Orleans, the temperature was in the 70's. By the next morning, moving in day, the temperature on the prairie was single digits, with a windchill of 17 below zero. With the front door open all day as moving commenced, frozen fingers, feet and everything in between, I figured I could cry and whine, or learn to love the winter. And now, after laughing at the cold for so long, I can say that a cold winter is my second favorite season. And it's finally here. No global warming this week, ya'll.
I have been a busy psychologist this week. After being cooped up inside for 4 days, many of the families I work with were about to sell their kids on EBay. Fortunately, they decided to schedule a visit with Dr. Criquette instead, and gain Valuable Pointers for the next bout of cabin fever.Therefore, I haven't been able to post these pix of last week's 2 storms until today. Since there is still quite a bit of snow left on the ground, it counts, right?
Last Wednesday night's ice storm was followed on Thursday by a second storm that dumped 8 inches of powdery goodness on our piece of the prairie. What is normally a 15 minute drive to work took me 70 minutes to inch home. I'm crazy, but I like driving in the snow as long as there's reasonable traction. It was dark by the time I got home, so I had to wait until Friday to take some photos out in my yard.
The woods are especially wonderful in the snow. I sit by the window to knit so I could keep watching them throughout the day.
And I finally did something I've never done in the 12 years I have lived here - voila!
It's teensy Frosty! I would have gone bigger, but the snow was too dry and powdery and wouldn't hold together. But I managed to find some of the wet, icy stuff from Wednesday to make this little guy. He is pretty cute and has been living on the porch for a week. Although today, we are having a warm spell, with sunny skies and temps near 40, so he won't be around much longer.(Please note the cute little handknit premie cap that I "borrowed" from my charity knitting bag.)
Party time tonight - our friends are having a Christmas party and are asking everyone to bring a toy for Toys For Tots. Isn't this a great idea? I wish more people would collect items for those less fortunate when having a holiday party. I have resolved to do something similar when my house is finally party-ready (should be real soon!)and challenge anyone reading this to do the same.
I finished the Kureyon scarf for my SIL - it's not yet finished or blocked but it's so pretty I am posting it's picture tomorrow!