Saturday, December 07, 2013

What Do You Do When It's 18 Degrees?

This is what we're doing:
 The studio/office is warm. All the cats are lounging on the actual furniture (overstuffed loveseat and chair). Jazz Christmas music on Pandora, hot tea.
 The Ever-Gorgeous Earl has a week-long placement for one of his favorite art teachers, and the kids are doing this cool thing with their names. One girl made a mistake and wanted to start over, but he didn't want to throw away all her work and brought it home to show me and decided to keep on coloring what she'd started.
I'm doing the icky work on another bolero: the part where I have to trim all the pieces I cut out and then replace them so I can iron them in place and continue stitching.

So that's what we do when it's too cold to venture outdoors. What about you? What are you doing to weather the iciness?

13 comments:

Rev. Carmen Emerson said...

It's in the 20s here, so while dog and husband are on a walk in the snow, I'm trying to complete a sermon about money for tomorrow's worship service; drinking coffee; and listening to "Peaceful Holidays" on Pandora!

Ricë said...

That must to a tough topic to tackle this time of year. So loaded and fraught with emotion.

jinxxxygirl said...

The temps were down in the 30's here in the central valley CA. And the past several nights have dipped in the 20's causing much worry over the orange crop. Here, in my housing development, there must be a bubble over us cause my tropical Hibiscus is still blooming. :) Although i notice the very tippy tips took a little hit with the frost... We even got a little sprinkle of rain.

We did some grocery shopping today and had lunch at Olive Garden.Yum. And now the groceries are away and Hubby got up on the ladder and got the fans turning in the opposite direction for the winter. Really helps to spread that warm air around.

My evening will be spent fluffing and decorating the Christmas tree while hopefully watching something good on TV. Hubby heads out of town for 4 days next week to North Dakota of all places for work !! Brrr... He will be lucky to see above zero temperatures. I told him to bring me a snowball home!

Zom Osborne said...

Yesterday I went for my first swim of the year in the ocean. The water was calm and a beautiful turquoise, but cool. The day was pretty warm, about 80 degrees so it was gorgeous when I got out.
(there is a photo on Facebook)

Zoe Nelson said...

Your yucky cold weather has spread to the east today. We're experiencing freezing rain and I pray that the power stays on so that I can finish up a necklace someone ordered for a Christmas gift.

Cody Goodin said...

Participated in the final art walk at the studio where I rent space. Had a great time as the art stores I work for had an employee group show there. Today, I am researching cookie recipes

Susan Johnson said...

Baking yesterday when the high was 37 in Houston. More baking today and the rest of the week. Some to keep and most to share.

Ricë said...

Brrrrr. I love that y'all are baking. I don't cook, but I love the idea of warm kitchens smelling like bread and cookies; that's what my mom did at the holidays.

Ricë said...

Zom, I love knowing that it's warm and sunny there. So much better than thinking the entire planet is frosty.

Cody, the art walk sounds fabulous. I wish we had more like that here. We have one a year, but it's a very limited number of artists, the same ones each year, and you see some of the exact same work from them you saw the year before. Even the youngest one seems pretty stuck doing the same thing over and over and over, which is too bad. But having a local art walk at all is a great thing, and I'm glad you were in one!

Michele said...

Snow and sleet here so far. In between taking the dog out to play in the snow, made two tablerunners as gifts and finished a wallhanging.

Elizabeth Goh said...

Really chilly in Seattle this last week or so. Yesterday I think the temp stayed below freezing. We decided not to venture out and stayed in our teeny apartment with the kitty all snug and warm. Got creative with what was on hand in the kitchen and ended up with a delicious soup full of garnet yams, swiss chard, white beans, etc. Hot soup is always good on cold days! (On Saturday we spent most of the day at our local senior center volunteering with hubby snapping the photos with Santa as a fundraiser so it was nice to hunker down at home the day after.)

katsmama.com said...

It is freezing, but dry here in Colorado. I've been working on my ugly Christmas sweater- it has a sushi theme, and I had my daughter draw me a manga-style Santa with enormous eyes. Now I have to figure out how to translate that into felt on a thrift store sweater.

Sharon Robb-Chism said...

Between slogging through the snow out to the barn, I have been doing some drawing (haven't done that is years) and making a few jewelry pieces as Christmas gifts.