Monday, December 15, 2008

Indoor Heat, Will You Marry Me?

OK, I can't marry "indoor heat" but I sure do love it.

It's a little miracle to me that the inside of our house can be 69 or 70 while the outside is seriously frozen. Last night the wind howled, and I don't know about the "wind chill" or anything like that, but the thermometer said temps were in the teens.

Today, the sun is out and the thermometer is reading 20. The wind is blowing and for some reason, my kids are bundled up and playing outside. OUTSIDE!

I've got a crock pot of hot chocolate warming and ready for them when the come in. I'll hang their snow suits, mittens, hats and scarves on a drying rack so that they will be ready for them when they go out again.

I, on the other hand, will not be going outside if I can possibly help it. And trust me, I'll help it.

I'm out of hot chocolate, but will find an on line recipe to make some from scratch if I have to. I'm not going outside.

I've got a 500 page book that will surely get me through the day. And if I finish that, I've got 4 more I can choose from after that.

As for food, we might run out of milk and eggs, but we should be able to eat for weeks with out having to go to the store. As long as the power doesn't go out.

It's days like this that make me wonder how I ever survived living in Alaska or Utah.

5 comments:

Erika and Ryan said...

Looks like here! I'm with you--I like to look at the snow but not be out in it! It is so freezing today!! Brrrrrrrrrrr!

Betty Grace said...

did you go outside to take the photo?

And this post totally reminded me of AK days.

Afton said...

I took the photo on Sunday, and I barely wanted to do that! I did end up going outside today to get the mail and to take the garbage out. Ugh...too cold for me.

gwenandbaxter said...

This is how you survive winters in Utah. Rent out a cheap apartment in a complex of hundreds of apartments. Get the middle apartment. The neighbors below you that blast their heat all day will be paying for your heating too! Also, the hot water running through the pipes heat up select spots on your walls. Seriously, Baxter and I have not turned on the heat all winter.

Tara said...

I started writing a comment... and it got way out of hand... so here's a link to all I had to say...
http://tarainutah.blogspot.com/2008/12/hot-cocoa.html
I apologize that it is a bit much. ;-)