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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brrrrrr

I know that -2 doesn't sound as bad as some are having, but for me, it is cold. Driving to work this morning the sky was blue with crystals of ice in the air. I don't mind the cold, after all, it is winter. I think it is especially pretty when the sun is out and you can see those crystals. It is snowing again, and I went out to clean the walk. It was quiet and pretty with the snow falling. I spent some time with Monkeyboy and Bean today. Monkeyboy and I went to the library while we waited for Bean to finish play practice. She is the parrot in Aladdin. When we got to the library, Monkeyboy headed for the children's section, where he went to the computer and looked up books on tornadoes. He then went to the stacks to find the books and came home with four. It amazes me to see what kids in school are doing now. They have access to so much information. Bean was doing her homework in math, sitting quietly, working. Perhaps with the snow tonight, there will be enough to go sledding this weekend. A three day weekend is coming up, and Tuesday a group of volunteers for Obama are getting together to watch the inaugeration. I am excited. I am hopeful. It should be a day to be remembered. Are you going to watch? And Tigger, I hope you get to see it all in person. Let us all know how it was.

9 comments:

Cathy said...

I can't find too much good about this cold weather, even if the sun is shining. Our pipes froze, the kids are wild, it's too cold to go outside and I'm hungry.

Ben said...

Wrap some insulation around the pipes, Cathy. It is cold, I'll give you that. It is supposed to warm up here though, just in time for the game. So Bean is going to be the parrot? If I remember Alladin, that is a pretty good part. Computers are such an integral part of our lives, it is hard to remember what life was without them. The reference desk at the Carnegie was where we got a lot of our answers.

SassySam said...

Yes, I am going to watch. It should be very exciting. I am anxious to hear his speech. It's cold here, but warming up slowly. It's been a rough winter so far. I agree, Mia, it is pretty when it is that cold and sunny. Hope the Steelers win Sunday.

Nippy Kitty said...

Very excited that so far, so good, no frozen pipes. Yes, I wrapped mine with that smooshy silvery stuff. While I seem to be able to differentiate the temperature differences during the summer, (the warmer, the better), I feel absolutely no difference between frigid and more frigid. Not liking this so much.

I too, frequent the children's section of the library. Was there last night-not reading but only looking at the pics and artwork in them. Very colorful, imaginative (and sometimes very scary) stuff.

Bill said...

It's winter folks, come on! I admit, Cathy, frozen pipes are not a good thing. When our kids get bored we have them put all the chairs together and build a tent. It stirs their imagination. They eat, sleep and tell stories in their tent. It keeps them busy for hours. My wife is great at allowing them to do "special thing", like finger painting, hanging up sheets of paper on the walls and letting them paint on those, framing their artwork and hanging it in the living room on the wall. Hungry? That I can relate to, but then she has me watching my weight. Go Steelers!

Jen said...

Hate watching my weight. But, I must, put on pounds over holidays, which I always do. I am so excited about Tuesday. I plan to watch it, no matter where I am. I love the library. I go there at least once a week. I love to read, and read all kinds of books,depending on my mood.

Jessica said...

I love the library. It is so peaceful. And I love to read, anything, but most of all autobiographies. I find people fascinating. Ok, I will cheer for the Steelers since our team bombed. go steelers, I guess

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad you're going to be here on Tuesday!

They're saying that the subway and other public transportation will be so crowded and unpleasant that it will be better to walk.

It'll be warm here by Pittsburgh standards - temperatures in the 30's they say. Dress warm and walk.

I'll be down there, too. It's so exciting!

ginger said...

Did visit Reya's blog and the pictures are beautiful. I think your shots are just as nice, Mia so keep sending them.

Talked to our daughter in CA yesterday and she informed me that their temperature was 70. I said we were close, just drop the 0. Can spring be far behind???