The cold continues here in the Midwest. This morning the temps are well below 0, and the icicles are hanging without drips. My back porch is amass with ice where the ice dams have overcome the gutters and have dripped . I salt periodically, which helps while the sun is out, but then all that "wet" freezes at night. I have been using my other door and walking around the house to get into the garage rather than risking falling on the ice. There are virtual mountains of snow everywhere. Now the weather prognosticators are saying that a warming trend is headed our way and the temperature may hit above freezing by next midweek!
I am not really complaining about the cold. I am just tired of it, and the snow. Some of you live where this would seem like a party, but those of us in the Midwestern USA just aren't used to this bitter cold and this much snow. I feel blessed that I have a warm (?) house, and plenty to eat. My power hasn't wavered once, and the phone, cable and internet service has not been interrupted. I have an adequate supply of reading and crafting materials. My neighbor has been more than helpful in removing snow. My great friend Curley calls me at some point every day to check on me. So, this being said, I am lucky. And feel extremely blessed. Spring will definitely be welcome this year!