It’s still cold here, so cold the mercury is in hiding
(of course, you can run but you can’t hide with the newfangled digital technology)
but the good news is the snow has stopped falling and the wind has quit blowing, so it could be worse.
Worse as in as bad as it was on Monday, in fact, so we really don’t mind that the grader hasn’t made it through to plow out our secondary roads, or the Canada Post truck with our mail, and that a host of lessons and meetings in town today and tonight were (thank goodness) canceled. We’re doing quite well holed up with our books, music, movies, and homemade chocolate chip cookies, thank you very much.
Of course, holed up is relative when we spend several hours every morning feeding the animals, who are bearing up as well as can be expected. The extreme cold has taken a toll too on the tractor, whose engine won’t turn over no matter how long we’ve had the block heater plugged in (so much for Tom plowing us out) and our electric livestock waterers, though Tom was able to coax two out of three into working again.
Also good news and very warming is this
from Audrey at A Small Corner of Nowhere. Thank you, Audrey — what a delightful, cheery, and warming surprise. And I’m sorry all I sent you was this miserable blizzard!
I want to spread the warmth and share the accolades for excellent blogging, though to be fair, picking a handful from the list at right, instead is very very difficult (and feels very very stingy),
Jen at Jen Robinson’s Book Page, not because she said such kind things about me and my blog recently but because her blog continues to grow as a fabulous resource for those interested in children’s literature, and Jen herself is tireless when it comes to posting — no matter that her professional life and passion for kidlit are two very different worlds.
Cami at Full Circle whose beautiful blog gives me something to think about, lovely things to look at, recipes to cook, and elegant handcrafts clearly explained. And sometimes lovely to look at and elegantly crafted at the same time. And Cami also always seems to know just what I need when I need it.