I do not know what that really means but my Great-grandpa Charlie Gerst said it, Mom said it, so I say it. It means that it's very, very, very cold. And it is that today. And windy. I was enchanted by the tiny bird footprints in the light snow that fell overnight and I liked the way the rising sun colored the clouds blowing in from the southwest.
I woke up with a hankering for making a vat of chicken soup. I don't have any of the ingredients I need to make it. That means if I want soup I have to go out there into the freezing cold and blowing wind to get stuff. I might do that. Later. I already know what kind of soup I want to make and I know what I want to make for the supper we're making for friends this weekend. I could get those ingredients too, couldn't I? Besides, I have to go get some Powerball tickets so we can win the BILLION dollars that the jackpot's up to when they draw tomorrow night.
Here's the Sudoku square I finished on Saturday afternoon. I haven't knitted anything else since. I need to pick out another project because I can't be monogamous with my knitting. I was too tired last night to knit. In fact, I think I took three catnaps between supper and bedtime. That might be a record.
I forgot to show you the random crap I bought at Bargains Unlimited, the resale shop up in Sister Bay. I'm most excited about the four sets of DPNs so I can knit the samples for the sock lesson I'm teaching next week without using my favorite, hard to find needles for them. They were $1 a set, what's not to love? Four cones of serger thread for five bucks is pretty good too and I have high hopes that the fifty-cents worth of sewing machine needles will fit one of my machines. That place is a gold mine.
January 12--Lewis Kemper, Children Discovery. Lucy and Liam had always been fascinated by fish. Maybe it was because their nursery had been decorated with a tropical fish theme. Maybe it was because their zodiac sign was Pisces. Or maybe they had been fish in a former life. The trip to the aquarium was eagerly anticipated. They were awake before light and had breakfasted and dressed long before time to leave.
That's all there is. I was tired and cold and tired. And cold. Stay warm today. I'm thinking of changing my diet to all hot buttered rum all the time--and I don't even drink. Maybe I'll make a vat of it and stick my feet into it.