Sunday, December 6, 2020

Rising Early

The house was a toasty 72 while outside was 27 with the wind blowing the huge white pines around. I got the beast in the basement going again.
(our very ugly wood stove) and brewed a pot of coffee.

And sat in our big window waiting for sunrise. As dawn cracked ,the birds made a rush for the bird feeder. I wonder how they survive our cold winters, the poor little things. The only lights that were on were a few window candles. A service call for the fire dept breaks the silence. Wires down, husband has been retired from the fire Dept. for several years now but just can't give up knowing what they are doing.


I sip my first cup of coffee counting my blessings. The first is only getting a slight coating of snow when a foot was forecast. And not needing our new generator to kick in! While I am missing my family and friends so much I know they miss me too. I think it would be sadder still if you had no one to miss or to miss you. Blessings they come in disguise sometimes. 

I have picked up my hook to wait for the day to get a bit warmer so I can take a walk. I will post more about my newest project soon.
Stay warm and healthy have a great day!

16 comments:

Jennie in GA said...

Interesting sneak peak of your new rug!! I admire your heartiness to get out and walk in that kind of weather!! Stay safe.

Jennifer Gail said...

Something about wind that just makes cold colder.

Saundra said...

A toasty 72 and I keep my thermostat at 64 and wear turtlenecks and sweats because I hate spending the money for both electricity and propane when the back-up heat kicks on. Outside temps aren't that cold yet but it will arrive sooner than I want.

Because of raccoons climbing up the poles at night I remove my birdfeeders at dusk and put them back out first light and the poor little things are waiting for me. As soon as one or two see me I can hear them calling their feathered friends that...."breakfast is here" and makes me smile.

Julia said...

It sounds cozy at your place on a snow-covered morning. We have a wood stove going in my husband's den and one downstairs that warm up the floors. We still have no snow but we have had so much rain. It was raining again today. The water levels are high on the river. I'm some glad it was all rain instead of snow. That would have been a lot of snow... The ground is still not frozen yet and I pulled some leeks out of the garden a few days ago but the ground was really soaked.
Hugs, Julia

Buttercup said...

It's in the thirties in NYC today and dressed to go outside as though I was going to help Santa in the North Pole. Got in a nice walk and even had coffee out of doors. My apartment is toasty tonight, but I think a cup of tea would be a nice addition.

Donna said...

Sounds like a nice warm and cozy room to sit enjoy your coffee and pull a few loops. Good for you. Just know that I miss you as well...hopefully this shit will be over soon.

Donna said...

Sounds like a nice warm and cozy room to sit enjoy your coffee and pull a few loops. Good for you. Just know that I miss you as well...hopefully this shit will be over soon.

Prims By The Water said...

Staying warm and toasty is a good thing. I have been crocheting lately now. Look forward to seeing your new rug. Janice

Julia said...

I had left a comment earlier but I must have failed to push Publish.

Here I go again. Your house sounds cozy with the fire going in the stove when the morning looks like a winter wonderland. We have had so much rain these last three days. I'm glad it wasn't snow. The water levels are high in the river. We have a wood stove going in my husband's den and one going down in the basement that keeps the floors warm and it feels cozy here too.

Your hooking looks nice, and you tease us with just a little portion, lol. Looking forward to seeing more.
Hugs, Julia

Olde Dame Holly said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt post. Yes, it can be lonely when most all family and friends have passed on before you. I lavish love and attention on my pets, the wild birds, and those few people I have left. I am grateful to have them to love!

TheCrankyCrow said...

A very heart-warming post Cathy.... That pre-sunrise time is pregnant with possibilites and so conducive to thoughts that matter. I wish I enjoyed more of those times but, unfortunately, I am an insomniac and usually the only time I see it is after a completely sleepless night. I am glad...as you are I am sure...that you didn't get that foot of snow. We had earlier-than-usual rounds of sticking/accumulating snows this year...but now there is a lull...hopefully it isn't the proverbial lull before the storm. You certainly have made quite a bit of progress on your new hooking project...and, yes, I am intrigued. Stay warm and well. ~Robin~

Judy said...

I just set my thermostat at 72 winter and summer, BUT I have natural gas which is less expensive.
My kids that live out on the farms where I used to, use Propane and it costs a near fortune to have those big tanks filled up.
I'm waiting to see the new rug project.

moosecraft said...

No truer words have ever been spoken! Someday we will all be back to our regular gatherings! Hugs! :-)

yaya said...

Our wood stove is humming along too. We had some snow but it's almost all gone. We had some flurries today but just a fine dusting and I'm sure that will be gone since the temps are going to get into the 40's this week. Stay safe and warm and have a good week!

Rugs and Pugs said...

This post did my heart good. Your blessings are wonderful! We do have much to be thankful for.

Deb said...

Glad you stayed warm and did not get as much snow as expected. We need more snow here for the water supply next summer. I love your perspective on missing others. Have a good week and see you again soon!