Saturday, January 04, 2014

Plans for a cold day.

I'm hunkered down, cozy and comfortable on the couch in the parlor.  In fact, it's getting a little too warm in this robe, flannel nightgown and wool hiking socks.  It started out about -9 degrees today.  We got only about four inches total from Thursday and Friday's accumulations.  Not much, given all the hoopla.  I wanted to go hiking today but my sister said we shouldn't unless it's in the 20's, which might be a stretch, according to the forecast. 

Can you see the shadow of paperwhites behind the curtains?  All the curtains are closed, ghetto-style, to keep out the cold.

Breakfast was scrambled egg whites with pecorino romano cheese, a bagel with butter and strawberry jam, a banana, and tea with cream and sugar.  I shouldn't be hungry for awhile so I think I'll just stay here on the couch, reading shelter magazines and watching flip-it shows on A & E.  Or maybe my old 1990's-era Martha Stewart TV shows.

Later on I'll go to the library to read about refinishing old floors in my favorite Old House Journal book from the '70s.  It's very informative if you'd like to check it out.  I finally decided to sand the painted floors in the guest bedroom, maybe with just a powerful orbital sander.  They're rough and I get slivers jammed in my foot occasionally.  I'm thinking of using tung oil on them.  The floors, not my feet.

I don't know what those turquoise spots area.
 Later there might be soup and game night at Tina's.  All in all, it should make for a great cold day.

What are your plans this cold day?


An Urban Cottage said...

i'm alternating between shoveling and obsessing about my kitchen ceiling...filling holes, cracks and gaps, then sanding and more filling. I even walked around sticking little pieces of painters tape on spots I found that needed attention so I don't forget to sand the holes I fill. Just a little crazy.

We got about 15 inches of snow but it's really light so not too bad. Only got down to 3 degrees last night.

Debbie/GardenofPossibilities said...

We got about 6" of snow and it was -2 this morning. It's a balmy 22 now and I'm thinking about taking a walk...or maybe a nap. Flannel nightgowns and wool socks sound divine!

Durf said...

Steve - No, doesn't sound obsessive to me, but I'm a little OCD anyway. Ceilings are hard. When mine was spackled during the kitchen reno, I kept going back to it cuz I thought I'd missed painting some spots. But it was just the unevenness that made it look that way. You gotta love old houses!

Durf said...

Isn't it surprising how we can acclimate so quickly? Makes you appreciate temps in the 20's!