1.13.2009

~Bitter COLD~


Today, the kids had a 2 hour late start. I looked outside and though "why"? It looks like a pretty nice day, the sun is out shining and it just looks pretty. Boy, we were fooled! It is BITTER COLD out.

I park my van in the garage. My van has a thermometer and in the garage, it showed 5 above. I knew it was colder then that (we had not listened to the radio for more then the late start)------well, we watched the temp go down, down, down. The girls actually counted it down. It was 14 below, then 13, then you get the idea. Finally it quit at 20 below. Yes, you read that right! 20 BELOW ZERO. On the radio they said, factor in the wind-chill and it can be up to 38 below zero. I feel like I am living in the Artic. This winter already feel so long and so cold. I am ready for SPRING. It simply can not get here soon enough.

So, I have a picture of that little squirrel up there....how do they survive the winter? I still see them out. Trying to find food. They are so small. I still see little birds flying around. The little sparrow's and a few others....how do they survive? Really makes you wonder. My furnace keeps running and I am dreading the LP guy coming again! Okay enough grumbling....

On another note, it is bright and the sun is shinning. I am a little more then half way on my special order and should be wrapping it up, very soon. Yay!! I hope you all have a great day. Stay warm and safe, if you are in an area that is receiving lots of snow and cold temps. Ta ta for now, ~Tonya

7 comments:

basketsnprims said...

Tonya, what a cute picture. We feed the birds and put corn out for the squirrels. They drive our dog crazy, she always wants out to chase them. It's bitter cold here in Mi., too. Have a wonderful day.

Pam

Denise said...

We feed the sqyirrels and the birds, all winter. I often wonder how they survive in the bitter cold with such windchills.

Farmchick said...

Hi~I found my way here via the primitive bucket. I enjoyed reading through your blog. Yup--bitter cold here too--supposed to get really cold here tomorrow--it's only -4 right now! That's warm compared to what it can be!! Hope you can stop by and visit me sometime. Have a great evening...

rockriverstitches said...

Tonya, I worry constantly about the birds, squirrels and rabbits in this cold. How in the world can those little tiny bird feet stay warm!!! I have several feeders around my house for the little birdies. This bitter cold is really getting old isn't it!!!

Tammy

softinthehead said...

O-o-o-o stay warm....that's miserable cold. It's cold here in Va. but nothing like what you are having. I remember living in Vermont and when it went below 0 yikes that's cold! Thought I would stop by and give a "shout out" Take care and Happy New Year, Pam

Wings and Paws Primitives said...

Brrrrrr....oh darlin' I hope you guys can keep warm... Sounds like good weather to bundle up and create!! I am sure you are taking advantage of it! I know those poor babies, I feed the birds and year around we have hummingbirds here, if I can keep the feeder from freezing they are most happy!!! Hugs and stay warm! Mo

Stella said...

Wow, didn't think the temperature could get that cold, lol. Rug up and stay warm.
Just wanted to say how much I love your dolls. They are trully awesome and inspirational. I am following your blog all the time.