My sunny disposition is a little cloudy.

I have been determined to learn to enjoy like tolerate appreciate winter.

A list of winter appreciations:

  1. Hot drinks
  2. Time to read
  3. Jigsaw puzzles

Well, okay.  I’ll keep working on that list.

My sunny disposition has been hampered by a cold.  Oh, it is nothing that bad, except that it is the energy-sapping kind of bug.  Yet, it doesn’t let me sleep all that well.  If I am on my back, the snoring wakes me up.  I reach over to hit nudge pig-farmer … and remember he is traveling for work and the snoring must be coming from me! If I sleep on my side, I can feel everything in my head move slowly toward the pillow. Ditto that feeling when I flop over to the other side.  My head feels like one of those wave toy things:

  Lovely….just lovely.

Speaking of bugs… here is something I read in a blog (SugarMtnFarm.com) yesterday that was good news:

“A recent study from the Forest Service in Minnesota showed that:

5% of the insects die at 0°F,
34% at -10°F,
79% at -20°F and
98% at -30°F.”
 MPRNews.org

Okay, so now I have #4 for my above-mentioned list.  I can appreciate that bugs will not survive the temperatures we’ve experienced.

I was not particularly appreciative of today’s weather forecast:

  • Today – Snow likely before noon, then a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between noon and 3pm, then a chance of freezing drizzle after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

I am going to hang my hat on those last two sentences.  That is the extent of my optimism today.

Thankfully, the boys dug through the drift blocking the shed where I had parked the SUV. It is now the shit-mobile… the birds in the shed decided to use it as a porta-potty.

Jan8

Yes, I ordered a doggy-coat for Hunter.

I do, very much, appreciate that the tank heater has kept Abigail and Pumpkin Pie’s water free of ice!

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Now, I’ll just go drink some more coffee.

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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11 Responses to My sunny disposition is a little cloudy.

  1. Beth Ann says:

    4. Unlimited snow ice cream. I hear it is all the rage about now. That’s as far as I can get on helping you with your list…….

  2. Diane C says:

    Love your blog. Keep up the good work! I’m in Wisconsin so just up North from you a bit! Love the bug info! That works for me!!!

  3. My immediate fill-in-the-blank for your #4 was “kill the bugs” until you killed all the joy in THAT idea. We didn’t get down to 0 so I guess the fleas will continue to be with my poor cats. Serves you right to have a shit-mobile when we poor Floridians are inundated with bugs. 🙂 How about condensation on the windows making art? Arty icicles? Sufficient chill for your tulips? White wonderland? Or am I just being too gleeful for a gal with soggy, shifting brains?

  4. At least I’m good for something!

  5. dayphoto says:

    A cold is horrid when you have to do outside chores AND you are the only one who can!

    I hope you get well soon!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  6. pattisj says:

    We’ve had colds, too, only with coughing that kept us awake. The worst seems to have passed. Hope you feel better soon.

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