Thursday, January 24, 2013

Deep Freeze

Unlike our friends to the West, who have broken their cold snap and been reunited with their well-deserved sun and warmth, we're finding ourselves in a cold snap of our own over here on the Least East Coast.

Baby, it's cold outside.

We're intrepid New Englanders, though; there are things we can do to remain warm and toasty despite the frigid temps.

We can turn the heat up.....

They invited this new kind of thermostat so now we can set the heat to go on before we get up in the morning.

What's that you say? They invented that years ago? Well, someone* really should have told me about that sooner.

(*Someone other than Mistah.)

We can wear wool.....

I had to cut my head off because I have an embarrassing case of Hat Hair* this week.

*Everybody has an embarrassing case of Hat Hair this week.

We can clad our tootsies-toes in wool, too.

We can create nests for ourselves on the couch.....

This is where I spend my evenings.

We can roast veggies.....

The lefties are going to make some serious-ass 
hash browns on Sunday morning.....

Anything involving the Vulcan is a good idea because our little friend warms the house right up.

We can make soup*.....

(*See note on the Vulcan, above.)

Getting there.....


We can eat lots of garlic*.....

*I invented that. But garlic works for everything else; 
why wouldn't it work for this?

We can comfort ourselves in the knowledge that we're not the worst ones off.....

Now Minnesota? That's cold.
And, frankly, not all members of our household mind the weather outside, as long as the sun shines through the windows, into the kitchen . . .

Hello gorgeous.

Don't forget your winter woolies today, my friends. It's gonna be a cold one.


Hsin-Yi said...

Your nest makes me jealous...What a cozy blog, warmed me right up!

mom said...

I can't find any positives about this deep freeze - me no like it. Good for you Ellie. love, mom

Pickles and Dimes said...

Mmmmmm - that soup!

It was seriously cold here in Minneapolis the last few days, but I took a few vacation days and spent them under the electric blanket, reading with the dog. Problem solved!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Am I the only one who thinks that soup looks slightly ... um... unappetizing?

Your nest, though? I so want to curl up.

Stay warm, sister. love you



Beth said...

Me? You know what I want to do? I want to turn that thermostat up for you!! 62? That's too cold, woman, even though that sweater and those socks do look divine. (I am such a huge fan of wool socks!) C'mom, bump it up to 66 for me, wouldja?

I think the soup looks like chili, and quite fortifying. We should make Jacquie eat some of that while drinking an Eve's Black Heart. That would warm her right up. Hee hee.

Stay warm your intrepid least coasters.


Beth said...

you, you intrepid least coasters ;)

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Really? Unappetizing? Man, that soup is good. Black bean, baby. The best.

And Beth? 62º in this house feels like 66º -- tight as a drum in here, with all the new(ish) double-paned windows. Sucks if we forget and leave the gas on though. Whoopsie!