Snow Day and record cold

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!

At bedtime last night.   Wind chill went down to -34, but thankfully not down to the -40 predicted!  I can hardly believe I just typed that...this is Minnesota weather, not Maine!

At bedtime last night. Wind chill went down to -34, but thankfully not down to the -40 predicted! I can hardly believe I just typed that…this is Minnesota weather, not Maine!

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:

Why am I reminded of Sysiphus?  All that snow hubby is shoveling will get blown uphill toward our neighbors, and more will fill in the trench!

Why am I reminded of Sysiphus? All that snow hubby is shoveling will get blown uphill toward our neighbors, and more will fill in the trench!

So what do you do when snow, wrestling meets and what not are cancelled?  Why finish up on a much-delayed postcard swap:

My cropped version of Henri Matisse's Purple Robe with Anemones

My cropped version of Henri Matisse’s Purple Robe with Anemones

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:

Seriously, Mom, you DID this to ME?  Your beloved pug-love?  ME?  WHY?  I am beyond humiliated.....

Seriously, Mom, you DID this to ME? Your beloved pug-love? ME? WHY? I am beyond humiliated…..I feel so betrayed……

And then:  Ha HA!  I'm not as much of a walnut-brain as you think I am, Mom!  I can deal with Velcro.  Well, at least until you come wrap it tighter and I can't get the end seeing as I don't have a snout!

And then: Ha HA! I’m not as much of a walnut-brain as you think I am, Mom! I can deal with Velcro. Well, at least until you come wrap it tighter and I can’t get the end seeing as I don’t have a snout!

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!

 

6 Responses to “Snow Day and record cold”

  1. Jeanette Spellmeyer Says:

    Staying in and doing some quilting is a good idea…burrrr outside…

  2. Gari Says:

    I watched the snow coming to your area and then it seemed to just stay there. DH has a sister in New Boston NH so we are always watching what is happening to her. Here in South AL it was 27 this AM with a wind chill of 18: way too cold for me.

  3. Beth-near Washington DC! Says:

    I don’t know…. from -34 to -40, is not enough to notice!!!! Once its too cold it is just plain cold. Not as cold down here, but not liking it one bit! Why the boots on the dog?

  4. Vicki W Says:

    Yep, that’s cold! Poor pug. He looks totally humiliated and pissed off.

  5. Robin Parton Says:

    Poor pug he looks so unhappy. He just does not realize that you are only trying to help him. He will be glad when it is spring. Here this AM it was z balmy 16 when i left for work, we had s high of 30. But next week we go much lower,burrrrr.

  6. Judy Rys Says:

    Yuck . . . that’s way too cold. I left after the blizzard of ’79 and haven’t returned during the winter months. Can’t say I miss it. Hope it warms up soon.