Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This or That

minus temperatures    blowing snow    frozen faces    skis won't slide
reevaluate the idea of "fun"
cozy house    crackling fire    strong coffee    fresh-baked gingerbread
decisions    decisions


Went skiing early and nearly froze. It was so cold that the skis "stuck" even going downhill. Lots of poling and possibly some minor swearing complaining. When the wind picked up, snow blew from the trees creating whiteout conditions. Any skin not covered froze immediately. After two hours of torture fun, we skied back home. Waldo smiled a greeting - he loves the cold. More snow due tonight - hopefully no windchill.

I'm trying to observe closely in January for

20 comments:

  1. made me laugh! but i'd be parked inside next to a fire w/ a warm cup of something!

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  2. Cool tree face. Must be a very nice place to live. Your blog is wonderful.
    No snow here in Germany this winter.

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  3. Stay warm! Loved seeing Waldo!

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  4. Waldo is so cool, but that is wayyy too cold.

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  5. Very handsome tree face, I wouldn't mind meeting such a jolly fellow.

    I've been trying to find a button which tells me when you've blogged; you also have no followers' facility.

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  6. BRRRRR. Stay inside for now til the weather cooperates. We had tornadoes this morning. Lots of damage everywhere. Carol

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  7. That tree face is super!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. I am sorry, but I am laughing!
    Two days ago, I never even opened the door to the outside (3ยบ), and that was a first. Am I getting old, or what?

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  9. Love that face! Love that you swore, I mean complained. Glad that you overcame any torture and made it (almost) fun. I know some of those freezing days. Did your eyes weep as you skied?

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  10. Such a true account of the mixed blessings of the season! I also love Treebeard.

    Stay warm!

    ~Kay

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  11. Sounds like inside is the right option here. But on the other hand, under such weather conditions, being outside for a little while can be exhilarating! Love Waldo!

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  12. Loved the crossed out words. I went for a snowbike ride today, and I had a very similar experience. Now, the forecasters just warned that the winds may DOUBLE in speed overnight. Oh my...

    Love Waldo!

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  13. Hey, Tree Man looks a little like my husband . . . although he wouldn't even think of being outside in the conditions you mention!

    You are dedicated, to get out and ski in freezing weather. I bet you felt pretty exhilarated, though. How could you help it?!

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  14. Cold and windy here, - I ventured out to fill the bird feeders, but quickly back in again. Charles and I reminisce about 60 below F weather in Edmonton when he first began training and was still at the guard duty stage! Keep warm.

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  15. Hehehe, I can't imagine seeing your face and the swearing!

    I bet LBR is so warm and cozy in the living room.

    Keep warm, and a little love, says the rose afghan.

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  16. I admire your fortitude going out in the first place. Hope you enjoyed the coffee, fire and all that came with it.

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  17. Such an adventurous person--glad to know that there was minor swearing and torture. Love your tree man!

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  18. This made me smile. I miss snow, but not enough to leave the winterless north (yes, I'm a southern-hemispherer)!
    PS: One day I want to look like tree man.

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  19. I love Waldo, he always keeps an eye out for you.

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