Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Blowin' in the Wind...
That sun is wickedly deceptive today. Bright! Inviting. Kissing the tops of the snow-covered hills... offering the impression that what appears beyond my window is real: balmy breezes and crystal clear blue skies. Focus on the "crystal." Take one look at the thermometer, though, and the surprise will keep you indoors today. It's nine degrees. NINE. And those "balmy" breezes? They cut like a saber, especially as they pipe up to 15 mph.
It was a wicked night last night. Cade's roof blew off her doghouse, and she apparently spent the night curled up in a ball inside the remaining walls. Marigold was shivering as we milked her around 5:00 p.m. last evening. Around 2:00 a.m. I caught the sound of a five-gallon bucket rumbling the full length of the porch in the midst of still another blast of Arctic air.
When we lived in Alaska, there was a late-night B-movie program that came on every night at midnight. It was called Tundra Terror. Well, I have to say, last night was Tundra Terror night, with all kinds of things going bump in the night, the wind howling, and waiting for the next object to sail by the house, half expecting a door to blow in.
It's way better in the daylight. Things have settled down now. And since I can't go outside to play, I am finding lots of toys inside! It's a day of knitting, spinning, reading; MM is baking bread today! The smell is luscious! He loves to bake bread. Who could complain about a day like this?! And here's hoping tonight won't be as vicious as it was last night.