1. KJ
    January 3, 2014 @ 11:43 pm

    Our poor little puppy does not like these sub zero wind chills in mid Michigan!! The weather has not allowed much more than hunkering down and reading under a warm blanket. Ready for this cold front to push through!!


    • Kristy K. James
      January 4, 2014 @ 2:48 am

      My almost 100 pound Jack doesn’t like it either, KJ. I don’t blame him though. His hair is pretty short. Is your puppy short-haired, too? I can imagine it would be pretty miserable. I know what you mean about the blankets and reading. I have a fleece blanket on the shelf behind my desk…and use it regularly. I’ve also said the heck with a top sheet. I bought a big fleece blanket to use instead (under my comforter). It really helped to keep me from turning into an ice sculpture during the power outage. Since you’re in mid-Michigan, too, did you also lose your power?

      Amen to the cold front pushing through. All I want is 32 degrees. Every day during the winter months. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Kitt Crescendo
    January 3, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    I’m sure you already saw me whining on FB and my blog about the 40/50 degree weather. Sad, I know. It’s what you’re used to, though, you know? For example…the storm that hit the upper east coast last year that never quite made hurricane status? In FL, life would’ve gone on…business wouldn’t have stopped…it would’ve been no biggie. Why? Because our homes, businesses, etc are built to withstand all that…plus, we deal with hurricane season on a regular basis. We all know what to do. We know what supplies to stock up on and when.

    Ya’ll up north get frigid temperatures, etc? Unless a snow day is called or something, you keep trucking. Down here? The weather hits the 50’s and you’ll see parkas, ear muffs, scarves, gloves…the works. If it’s windy, too? Folks will also forget how to drive. Sad, but true.


    • Kristy K. James
      January 4, 2014 @ 2:45 am

      LOL…haven’t been on FB much the past couple of weeks, Kitt, so I didn’t see it. But you’re right. It’s a matter of what you’re used to. After the past month, forty or fifty would seem like hot weather to me right now, but when you’re used to warmer temps, I imagine it is pretty chilly.

      We’re like you here. It’s got to be pretty bad to shut us down, though I admit, I was going to go to the store today, I just didn’t feel like clearing the snow off the van.

      I laughed myself silly about people forgetting how to drive if it’s windy down there. Too freaking funny! It’s also pretty cute about the parkas and stuff in the 50s. I might put a sweater on, but I’ve been known to run errands in the dead of winter with a long sleeved tee shirt and a sweater. I do keep my coat in the seat behind me now though, but I used to leave it at home. Wisdom does sometimes find its way into my head. ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. jansenschmidt
    January 3, 2014 @ 6:17 pm

    Oh my Gosh – you guys are getting the cold front we had a couple of weeks ago. It was not THAT cold, but I think we may have reached zero one night. I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills and we had a couple of really cold weeks.

    Now – it’s almost 70 degrees out. Waaaay too much the opposite extreme. And no rain. Going to be a really long hot dry summer if we don’t get some moisture pretty soon. That’s not good when you live in wild fire territory.

    Hope you warm up soon. Stay inside and stay safe.

    And keep that kid of yours safe, too.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    • Kristy K. James
      January 4, 2014 @ 2:39 am

      Patricia…you should have sent that cold front to Canada, lol. Apparently we’ll be lucky a few days next week to hit 2 degrees. I don’t even want to think what the windchill might be. I’ve heard twenty or more below zero. I like winter but… Brr!!!

      Gosh, I guess you did swing from one extreme to the other. We did that once last winter. There was something like a 60 degree drop in temperature in a matter of days. How scary to live in an area prone to fire. Here’s hoping you get more snow, or lots of rain.

      Definitely staying inside and warm. At least until it gets above zero. And I’ll do my best to keep the kid safe. At least we’re in southern Michigan where it may or may not be warmer than Mackinaw City. ๐Ÿ™‚


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