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Baby, It's Cold Outside!

December 18th, 2016 at 01:57 pm

Here in Central Illinois it is 9 degrees with a wind chill of -6 and we have both ice on the ground and a little snow on top of it. The only good thing is it has been sunny today. I went outside to take out the garbage and it was not fun. It hurt to breathe, was slick as snot, and looking at our steep driveway made me worry how we could get out even if we wanted to.

Church was cancelled today because of the ice. Seems the ice we received Friday night has been a force many people cannot deal with. Apparently the elders decided the parking lot was too slick. I know there are those who think you should go to church even in bad weather, but sometimes you need to look at the safety issue. It is worth asking people to drive on slick streets and walk on treacherous parking lots? My one complaint is this...Food Network had been running new episodes of Barefoot Contessa at 9:30 Sunday mornings when we were in church and I had to miss it. The one Sunday I can watch, it wasn't being shown. Shoot!

One advantage of being holed up is I have gotten a lot of cleaning done. I know I have driven my husband nuts with dragging the vacuum here and there, but I want things tidy. I also balanced the check book this afternoon and didn't feel like it was taking too long. Heck, where would I go.

A disadvantage for my town is it seems like every weekend before Christmas in the past few years we have bad weather which cuts down on shopping. My shopping was done so that wasn't a problem for me, but the last weekend around here is usually a busy shopping time in my hometown. I imagine folks ordered stuff online since they were being told not to get out.

DH cannot complain he hasn't eaten well. We normally eat Friday night supper out, but we stayed in since the freezing rain was supposed to start around 3 p.m. Friday. I have to say it was probably more nutritious...i fixed fish. Last night we had pork loin roast and I'm going to use the leftover roast to make pulled pork for supper sandwiches tonight. I don't know if we have saved money because our heat is running a lot, but as far as eating out we have.

Hope you are safe and comfortable where you are tonight.

11 Responses to “Baby, It's Cold Outside!”

  1. Laura Says:

    (Said in hushed whisper). We have watched Catholic Mass on TV when we have had sick kids - and one year on Easter we watched "The Robe". Better to be safe than sorry!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    We haven't been hit quite as hard up here in the city -- I think you got more ice down there. I went out to the gym and to the hairdresser today and it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. Be safe! I think holing up inside is the smart thing to do when it's treacherous outside.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Here (Mpls) it's been below zero all day! Supposed to get back above zero around 3am. The next week is going to be much better -- we may even see above freezing for a day or two. Simple pleasures ... Wink

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    We stayed in today too. Very icy and cold!

  5. alice4now Says:

    The nasty cold has made its way to the east coast as well, though today was a strange mix of warm air this morning followed by freezing rain. Go figure!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds like perfect indoor weather - glad you have your Christmas shopping done! Stay safe.

  7. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Hunker down and keep warm. We broke a temperature record where I live yesterday. Trust me. You don't want to know.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like everyone is getting chilled! Stay warm and safe!

  9. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Except me. We had a record high. I live in Florida.

  10. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Be safe and stay warm.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yep, it was below 0 here too for a few days. I was glad to be able to stay inside!

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