Thursday, December 17, 2015

Freezing our ba-dump-dumps off....

The snow is keeping us inside and the temperatures are helping.  We've been waking to -1 degree on our worst mornings.  Our best mornings are at 2 degrees. Now, after 4 years, we were JUST getting used to being below freezing, so we are being total wusses at these temps.  I am wondering how long it takes a desert dweller to fully appreciate snow... winds... ice...


OK, the view from my kitchen window is wonderful to behold and appreciated, as long as I stay in a comfortably warm house.  

An aside here, I cry in my sleep when I'm cold.  I have not started crying while I sleep, so Steve is appreciating the heater and fireplace.  Now the crying is not something I'm proud of but I don't seem to have any control over it.  

My family said I did it as a kid while camping years ago near Courtright Dam in California. I guess I'd spent the night crying while freezing and turning constantly about in the bottom of my sleeping bag on a chaise lounge.  My dad found me in the bag just inches from the lake, after I'd wriggled down a mountainside.  It did earn me a bunk in Grandpa's camper, though.  Steve has brought this to my attention since we've been married, too, so I guess I've not grown out of it (maybe I have shared this before, but there you go).

I'm not hearing anything from the other girl, but....


  
... snoring is her way of saying she has found a place of warmth in a cold, cold world.  Yup, no crying, but no moving either.  She had her yearly vet visit yesterday and she needs to lose 4 pounds.  Not gonna happen if the temperatures don't rise... or if I don't stop spoiling her with...



... her daily egg.  This was easier and cheaper when we had the chickens. Her "snack" isn't causing all those pounds, is it?  The eggs are not usually cooked in bacon grease, but she needed extra calories for her internal heater, right? Nah!!... it's the cold.  She can't be bothered to run the property when ice and snow are wet and yucky.

So, here we girls are, stuck in the house with NO gumption to get outside and burn a few pounds off.... her with her 4 and me with my 10....



10 comments:

  1. That fire looks great and Ziva looks so comfy. She's such a great dog, what a lover! Thanksgiving was great; I was sorry you thought we were staying longer and I ESPECIALLY missed the potato salad! But it was so nice being up in the mountain air and the smell of the fire, mmmmm I'm missing it now! Have you figured out where to put the horny toad? ;)

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  2. That fire looks great and Ziva looks so comfy. She's such a great dog, what a lover! Thanksgiving was great; I was sorry you thought we were staying longer and I ESPECIALLY missed the potato salad! But it was so nice being up in the mountain air and the smell of the fire, mmmmm I'm missing it now! Have you figured out where to put the horny toad? ;)

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  3. I knew that... there is something wrong with the website (many people are complaining about that, other stuff and a few can't even find their blogs).

    I love the horned toad and will put it out in the spring. Until then, it's on the windowsill in the kitchen. And, yes, you missed some great potato salad... :)

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  4. I knew that... there is something wrong with the website (many people are complaining about that, other stuff and a few can't even find their blogs).

    I love the horned toad and will put it out in the spring. Until then, it's on the windowsill in the kitchen. And, yes, you missed some great potato salad... :)

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  5. Being from Phoenix myself i understand completely about not getting used to the cold! Im in the military so they have me stationed in south korea! My first real winter and its still not in the negatives, i could only imagine -1! Gladly I'll be going to new mexico in march so im happy to be back in the desert where i belong! Stay warm
    -Broc

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    1. Sounds cold just hearing it from you. We made the decision for SOME snow, but not nearly the amount seen in Flagstaff. I think we chose correctly. G

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    2. Sounds cold just hearing it from you. We made the decision for SOME snow, but not nearly the amount seen in Flagstaff. I think we chose correctly. G

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  6. Being from Phoenix myself i understand completely about not getting used to the cold! Im in the military so they have me stationed in south korea! My first real winter and its still not in the negatives, i could only imagine -1! Gladly I'll be going to new mexico in march so im happy to be back in the desert where i belong! Stay warm
    -Broc

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