Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Well, at least the sun is shining. Our high today is supposed to be only 9 degrees. And tomorrow? They've downgraded the high to -1. Minus 1 for a high!

But alas... Tom is home and will be until Friday evening so we will hang out and stay warm here in our old farmhouse. Sort of the "and since there's no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" thing, except without the falling snow. We're still surrounded by the white stuff on the ground, of course.

Two movies will arrive today via Netflix, so one we'll watch this afternoon, the other, tomorrow. What are they, you ask? Prince Caspian and Eagle Eye.

I used to dread these long cold winters here in Buffalo, but you know? Since going online in 2000, winter has never seemed quite so long nor so cold. All those websites just waiting to teach me more about homemaking or history or gardening or decorating or anything at all. Weeks and months of potential lessons right within my home--no risky trek to the city library needed.

But mostly? Mostly it's the communication with all you kindred spirits which makes the difference... how I can send you an email and you can send me one minutes or hours later and we have communicated. We've reached across the miles and fellowshipped and shared and grown closer, all while sitting inside a house, in front of a computer, surrounded by 3 frigid degrees outside. And well, that's pretty amazing.

How in the world did the Ingalls survive their long winter?

9 comments:

Tracy said...

Prince Caspian is a great movie! Stay warm and cozy. :)

emma said...

i have no idea. Although cooking and baking took more time than today - of course taking care of the animals - and perhaps they were just used to long hours of reading and sewing, etc. i often wondered how they did it.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmmmm yes, the Canadian cold air has dipped down over us, hu?

I often wonder about life in past times... both in deep winter and in sweltering summer. How did they do it?

But I suppose, it's all in what you grew up with. Modern central heat and central cooling, were just not known. So no one knew any different. Or could miss them.

Maybe...? :-)

Aunt Amelia
"Love is what you've been through with somebody." ~James Thurber

Pat said...

I'm sure they did it with less grumbling that I do! It's about the same weather here in Michigan that you are having, I just went to lunch with a a friend and it was good to get out. I tend to hibernate much too much, it's my nature to be a home body, but in the winter - I really over do it!

Jujita said...

Prince Caspian is wonderful and I too have Eagle Eye arriving soon!
Enjoy!
And you're soooo right.
I do wonder how people use to survive the long winters in the old days.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

And I thought we had it bad.....I think our high is in the teens today and will be tomorrow also! Wow! I just ordered a Madaline rosemary from Shumway's (which is out of catalogues, boo hoo, but you can get on their 2010 list) and it's supposed to be hardy to minus 15 outside. We'll see.

David Warren Fisher said...

Debra:

Stay warm, my friend! It's always refreshing to read your blog.

Keep being a blessing!

God is so good!

David

Saija said...

it was -40F yesterday morning ... and -38F this morning ... as you can see - it was much warmer today ... :o)

Jammie J. said...

So glad you'll be staying warm with your honey! :)

Prince Caspian made me cry at the end. I'm such a sap sometimes...