We’re deep into the bitterly cold Winter season where I live. And we’re due for some heavy snow and sleet the next three days. 8 to 12 inches might not seem like much, but the blustery 40 mph winds whip that snow around to twice that high in snow drifts on the roads.
And traveling by car might not be feasible until the snow plows come through—which is rarely for our neighborhood on the edge of town, surrounded by corn and soybean fields. Several days of power outages are also predicted. Yikes! But we’re prepared and we’ll be fine.
So the best thing we can do when snow days are likely, is to hunker down–keeping our house as warm as we can, til we can’t. Then flip the switch on our gas fireplace—yes it will still work, we found out the last power outage—and layer on our warm clothes and think warm thoughts as we huddle next to it. Ha!
We’re lucky in that regard, unlike others at home and around the world. So we will not whine about the cold and such. Instead, we’ll make additional donations to local warming/feeding shelters organizations at home and to UNHCR again, to help others in need abroad. My heart goes out to them.
And another warm and warming thought is a cozy cabin with a roaring wood burning fireplace, and the multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage with a good book and hot mulled cider in a mug (below):
But of course, my usual monthly blog sidebar wallpaper is in a vertical mode. So I have to adjust my image above a bit—with different image layering placement and cropping, etc., to make that sidebar image. So you’ll find my February 2022 Richard Armitage wallpaper below and at the top right of my SAL blog’s right sidebar.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, and peaceful day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati;->
Nota Bene: Thanks to Calmed by Nature for the original background image. And thanks to Nobleman Magazine for the original Richard Armitage portrait.