That’s got to be a record. It’s the coldest temp we’ve experienced since we moved up here into “the sticks” fifteen years ago.
Good day for…
a cup of black coffee (warmer than with cream)
a bowl of oatmeal (first I’ve had this winter)–and forget pouring any cold milk on it!
Good day to
cook a stew that sits all day on the stove and helps warm the air around it
remove laundry from the dryer while hot, burying my face in the each towel, sheet, and flannel shirt still warm from its innards
vacuum around, under and behind the radiators (sitting close!)
iron (What can I find to iron? napkins? a table cloth? next Sunday’s clothes? my underwear?… anything!)
hole up in the smallest room in the house (my study), with a radiant space heater parked 3 feet away from everything (which means right smack dab in the middle of the room, from whence it can send its heat in all directions…
…and write (warming my fingers occasionally over the heater) …or read, or study my Bible or meditate on my selected verses on cards…
(definitely to do:) thank God I have warm clothes and a source of heat and good things to do on a cold day and the ability to do them!