Saturday, December 30, 2017

Very Very Cold And Snowy Christmas

Snow was in the forecast for Christmas day so my daughter and son in law invited us to stay overnight Christmas eve. We are an hour from them on mostly back roads so we were happy to stay.
We got to hear the night before christmas read before bed. We hadn't heard that since my daughter was living home. And the best part is we got to see sweet B on Christmas morning! 
As you can see behind husband the snow is coming down pretty hard( we got 9 inches on top of what we had). He is modeling his new wooden sunglasses. The frames are all beautiful stained woods. 

I took a couple of extra days off from work to relax and enjoy
I am so glad I did. 
We have been below zero most nights for about 4-5 days and the days only gets to low single numbers..the wind is brutal so we haven't gotten out a lot. We had snow squalls come through yesterday. David has kept the wood stove humming in the basement to help the furnace. We tried to get out to dinner with friends they made it but had to leave in a hurry for furnace and frozen pipe issues. I am sure many are dealing with the same thing. Our highest mountain broke records with the cold and hurricane force winds. I think they were -34 with the wind chill of -89 not fit for man nor beast
This is much colder than we are use to in December so maybe a short winter????PLEASE
We are trying to avoid sickness it hits David so hard. I have pretty much lost my voice but I am not sick, no sore throat, etc. I think the dryness of the cold air has done me in. I could use a vat of lotion to jump in! I swear husband will wake up one morning to find a pile of dust where I use to be! My skin is so dry. Hell getting old.!
Happy New Year to my sweet blog friends 
Do you made resolutions? Or just say a prayer of thanks for getting through another year? It was a hard one for us. We lost a very long time friend. I miss her so much. And husband had more health issues but hopefully he is going to have a very healthy year!
Happy New Year!!


Jacqueline said...

After reading this post I will keep my complaints about our cold and snow to myself. You have it much worse.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Saundra said...

Yup, cold AND old here too, lol. Am hoping the colder than normal winter will mean shorter duration as well. Like your hooking project!!!

Julia said...

I'm so glad you got to be with your little Miss B. She has a great smile on as she checks out one of her gifts.
We have lots of snow too and the temperature is brutally cold. All the pipes are frozen in the main cow barn so it means no water for my end of the barn too. Thank goodness there'a water in the milk house and milking parlor but it means that we have to carry hot and cold water to the calf area.

Now the manure pump is frozen and the holding areas where cows poop and pee can still be cleaned but the manure has to be piled up inside the building until the pump can be working to pump manure in the huge lagoon. This cold is so early this year and is causing us so much additional work not to mention frozen fingers and toes.

Happy New Year anyway. Surely spring is coming somewhere along the way.
Stay safe and healthy.
Hugs, Julia

Farm Girl said...

I will pray that for you. I can't even begin to imagine cold like that.
I hope it will warm up just a tad, at least in the 20s. I think you are getting more arctic weather though right? Your rug is lovely.
Thank you for sharing. I do think it looks very pretty to see all of that snow though, instead of black and brown like we have. I hope you have a very nice New Year.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Yes, it is hell getting old but I have to keep reminding myself to count my blessings.
It's cold in northern Ohio, but nothing like what you are experiencing. We have another week of this and when we get in the 20's, it will feel like a heat
I'm sure it was very special sharing Christmas eve and morning with DD and family. Miss B is just too cute.
Here's to a better 2018 for you and hubby.

yaya said...

Happy New Year Cathy! I'm so glad you could enjoy Miss B on Christmas day! That's a treat better than any candy cane! I hope you and Dave have a very healthy and happy new year. We're super cold also..almost the same as you! We're getting snow today and our woodstove is keeping it nice here. Stay safe and cheers for the new year!

Prims By The Water said...

How fun to be with sweet B on Christmas! It is FRIGID here in Michigan. Our furnace was working so hard the temp inside was only holding at 59. Hubby Bob had to put plastic on all of our old windows and now the temp is back to normal. Have been keeping our fireplace going most nights. Happy New Year! Janice

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful that you could spend the night with them, as well and being there in the morning is extra special.
Love your colors in the rug, perfect piece to enjoy for next year.
My throat is dried out too and I use oil and creams, every day to combat it.