Well, I don’t know about for the state of Maine, but for us personally this is definitely the coldest weather we’ve ever been in! Last night when I went to bed about 10, this is what the weather station showed!
It was a little less wind chill when I walked the dog at 9 pm, and I tell you it was seriously Nanook-ette of the North in terms of clothes. Dog wanted to come back in ASAP, but once he got the idea that he was **not** going back in until he peed, he got to it right quick. This morning, Paul decided he needed to shovel the walk before taking the dog out (I just waded out in top-of-knee-deep snow and the dog sorta swam out). In half an hour the path will be blown full of snow again, but this will give you an idea of depth and drifts:
So what do you do when snow, wrestling meets and what not are cancelled? Why finish up on a much-delayed postcard swap:
I’m on a small group called Postmark’d Art (site here), and every several months we swap and can pick our theme for the trade from several choices. I immediately wanted to do Matisse and the cutouts, but I was slow and the other four did cutout type cards, so I opted to paint. I learned that my fabric paintbrushes stink for details (sigh). I also learned that the next time I decide to do a postcard swap and individually paint four cards someone needs to smack me upside the head. Seriously…I spent three full days on these… nuts! Well, at least a large part of several days. I’m just glad they are done, apologize for the bumbling faces, and hope some new brushes (THANK YOU Susan Brubaker Knapp!) will help when they arrive.
And if you ever want a laugh, watch a dog in winter booties. Can you read the expression:
With that, I’m going downstairs (hoping the power lasts…looking good so far) and working on the back of Joshua’s quilt and maybe even putting in some miles on the exercise bike!