Ten Below!

Ten Below!

Dreadful blogger that I am — I didn’t blog my fabulous Thanksgiving — nine adults and two kids and I carved a lovely grotto-like dining room out of the basement — it’s a wonder what you can do with many tablecloths, a couple of sheets to partition off the basement-y stuff, and pine boughs stapled to the bare rafters and intertwined with twinkle lights. “It’s like a restaurant in Prague!” my friend Margie said as we all sat down with plates laden with ham and turkey and all the trimmings. It was very festive and I’m now done entertaining for the season …

It’s supposed to be ten below tonight! We’ve got two feet of lovely powdery snow on the ground, the skies are that clear clear blue where you feel you could see all the way to the moon, and it feels like being a little kid again. Like being a little kid when we had real winters — winters where snowbanks built up all winter, where temperatures dropped, where we wore old bread bags in our boots as we slogged to the bus stop in the morning in our drab-olive (for boys) or white (for girls) jackets with the big hoods with fur on the edges that felt like a tunnel when you zipped them up. Real winter — cold weather and twinkle lights on the front porch and the Charlie Brown Christmas Show on TV.

Ho ho ho!

3 thoughts on “Ten Below!

  1. Ahh, we watched Charlie Brown last night, too (but only the first half hour — the real Charlie Brown Christmas) and it’s the first thing that has made me feel remotely Christmas-y. No major snow here in Maine yet, but it’s 20 right now and not looking to get much warmer.

  2. Good to hear from you. . . . brrr it’s cold isn’t it? Even here in NY we’re having the traditional December first deep-freeze. Hope you have lovely things in your freezer to remind you of summer. And your Thanksgiving sounds like it was wonderful.

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