Monday, 4 January 2010
In the deep midwinter...............
..it is -7 here this morning, MrL reliably informed me after he'd been out to empty the ash from the stove _ I was still in bed! Definitely a socks on and two t-shirt day today!! I have to go out and feed and water the livestock in a minute - much lugging about of frozen drinkers and feeders iced to the solid earth. Still, it's a good winter here, plenty of cold to chase away the bugs and things.
Hope everyone stays warm!
Today sees the end of the holidays - OH back to work, Bean back to college, so it's just me and EJ for now. Mondays are for washing and housework, and a bit of baking, so I'll fire up the Rayburn in a minute so it's ready - soup, cake and flapjacks, something clever with pheasant for supper too. Full stomachs and warm bodies, just what's needed today.
Later I have some letters to write, so might venture up to the post box, will see how I feel and how icy the pavements are.
I've just noticed, for the first time since we've been in the house - ice on the inside of the windows; no idea last night - woodburner thumping out a good heat and thick curtains - I don't look behind them unless I have to! Will be gone soon, as it's cold enough this morning to light the woodburner early. MrL brought in a good stack of wood and logs yesterday, so I don't have to deal with that.
I'm feeling much better the past few days, almost back to my normals elf, but still taking it a bit easy physically.
Feeling ready to go and face the new year head on!
Posted by MrsL at 07:50