Baby, it’s cold outside

I woke up to temps hovering at 1 degrees F (that’s -22C for my Canadian/European readers).

That’s cold. Darn cold.

photo courtesy of the Farmers Almanac.

photo courtesy of the Farmers Almanac.

It’s the kind of cold that used to garner us kids a phone call from Elliott the bus driver: “Back to bed, kids, the bus won’t start!”  We kids would squeal and race back to our covers; Mom would pull her house coat tighter and start a new pot of coffee.

It’s the kind of cold that freezes your nostrils together long before you make it to the barn.

It’s the kind of cold that makes every single effort that much more challenging: simply leaving the house takes longer b/c the car must be warmed up first.

It’s the kind of cold that demands I pack my lunch for no one is venturing out in this later on.

It’s the kind of cold that makes me long for someone to cancel my day so I could instead snuggle in and read, sip coffee and look out instead of in.

Baby, it’s cold outside.

It’s that kind of cold.

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29 thoughts on “Baby, it’s cold outside

  1. The picture of the elf makes me wonder, “Colder than the bathroom tile floor at night?” Layer, bundle up, drive safely. Have a good brrrr day.

    • I think it is colder than the tile! 🙂 It was cold … all day long and tonight too!! Frankie tried to back in the doggie door.

  2. That is snuggly napping weather for sure!

  3. Yikes I can only imagine! I would need a cold day off 🙂

  4. That is cold…and I’m still wrapped in very warm robe having nowhere to go….just have phone calls to those who had to go out. We are not as cold as you are but cold for us at 20, I think.

  5. Yep! But I have to break ice off the water trough first…then it’s giggling and screaching as I pop back under the covers…honey! Would you bring me some tea since you’re already up? Hahaha!

  6. You could come for a visit in Florida 🙂

  7. 🙂 We’ve always referred to that kind of cold as “nostril freezing”. I love it. Why? Cause when it’s that cold there’s no moisture in the air…No dampness!
    Good news is: Jake and Todd’s ice arena is good and “fast” and the horses are getting extra salt in their grain and have heated water’s in the barn so they’ll DRINK! Colic sucks. My horses are so blessed.
    -4* here last night, 7* right now! Stay warm MJ!

    • Oh you are so right – this is perfect Ice arena weather 🙂 Hope the horses stay cozy and hydrated. You’re right, they’re blessed … and spoilt .. and deservedly so!

  8. I now feel just a little bit guilty for complaining about our recent “frigid” 20-30 degree temperatures–and a little bit guilty, too, that I have no reason to venture out in it unless I just want to! Bundle up and soldier on!

    • well … we’re warming up this weekend to 30ish … but I remember -40 days as a child and being bundled up in so many layers, I could hardly move!

      Cheers! MJ

  9. You northerners are a tough bunch! I don’t think I could handle the cold.

  10. Brrrrrrr–that is cold, MJ! We woke up this morning to single digits for the first time in several years, I think. I thought I didn’t mind the cold, but I minded it this morning! Stay warm, my friend!

    • I hear you sister girl; it warmed up to 6 today and will be at 15 by lunch time, another 4″ of snow is headed our way … whee!! MJ

  11. We are in the icebox too. Stay warm!

    • *shiver* — I am layering, packing lunches, warming my vehicle first (carrying a spare set of keys in case I get locked out somehow) and have boots, a blanket and water in my car … just in case! MJ

  12. Yes, it’s the kind of cold that made it very difficult to get out of bed this morning. But then I saw on the TV that it was -33 degrees Fahrenheit in Sudbury, Ontario. Make me feel like this Michigan temperature is balmy!

  13. Gosh – we were having a heat wave today – it was 19 this morning. Ever since we went to Vermont a few weeks ago, I keep the current conditions for Townshend, VT on my cell phone. It makes me smile when I see that it’s snowing there. Anyway, it’s 5 degrees there right now… Stay warm, my friend!

    • I woke up to 6 this morning, a high of 15 I believe… lots of snow. Sure is pretty. I smiled when I read you “kept” VT on your cell phone, I keep Saskatoon on mine, too (Mom) 🙂 MJ

  14. It’s a great excuse to stay home, sit in a chair under a blanket (or dog) and read or watch t.v. or just snooze!

  15. -6 here in the land of the frozen chosen…. I am sooooo thankful for gas forced air furnaces and space heaters and electric blankets etc. etc. : )

    • Brr… There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s morning than the sound of the furnace kickin’ on 🙂 Thanks for visiting! MJ

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