Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Wee Bit On The Nippy Side

The alarm went off, Rob was up, dressed and out to the kitchen to make coffee for us.  I followed shortly getting the soup heated for him to take along in his thermos. 

It was "a wee bit on the nippy side" this morning as temperatures were down to -32*C with the Wind Chill first thing.  From what I had heard on Facebook was we had gotten off pretty easy as others had -40* .... and I know what that "deep freeze" feels like.

"Two of these things go together, and one of these things doesn't belong ... ha, remember that ditty?   I had to bring out the "big guns" in head gear this morning.  Really is there truth behind the saying, "you loose the most body heat through your head?".  There must be, as I do feel warmer with a hat on when out in sub-zero temperatures."

"Later this morning the temperatures did rise somewhat.  Still Bandit couldn't roll in the snow today and had to walk about at times on three legs, as they hadn't gone up enough."

"A little conferring and some loving going on here between Bandt and Lexus?  Maybe a bit of "how are we going to manage the kids when they arrive on or about the 6th of February?".  "

Lexus had to return to the house on three legs too.  With Lexus back in,  Missy Mercedes was ready to go out."

"Lots and lots of fun, until the cold finally got to Missy Mercedes' little paws too."

"Nothing holds back our "Go Dog Go" Buddy !"

In-between the out, about and in with the "Checkerboard Aussies" all day, I did manage to get our bedroom cleaned and the buffet dusted all off, before I tackled the "it really needed done" fridge as part of the Decluttering Mini Challenge for this week.

"Oh man, it is a lot of work taking everything out, washing it all down and placing it all back in, minus the stuff I was embarrassed to have had thrown out.  It was a feeling of relief once it was all done, "let me tell the World" !"

After putting every back, washing a sinkful of dishes once food from them had been discarded, it was back out with my "pack" into the deep freeze before I got Dinner started.  Just before starting Dinner I had this scenario going on in the kitchen ....

"Really Bandit?  Really? are you trying to double "guilt" me out here by saying 1) I don't feed you, and/or 2) I don't play enough with you?  Give it up boy, one or the other??  Never a dull moment in our days together."

"Tonight's Dinner did get underway.  Loving that I have my own Homemade Black Bean & Corn Salsa to grab from the shelf when the need arises.  Salsa into the browned ground beef and onion, followed by a can of Black Beans, Zesty Italian Dressing and Chili Powder."

"Layered goodness from out of the Oven topped with fresh lettuce and tomato ... "


Special Thanks to Alice for emailing me that today she tried the Chicken & Broccoli Braid from yesterday's post, with great success, as well as it being a "hit" with herself and her hubby.  I LOVE when I get some feedback to know others are trying the recipes and/or ideas I post from time to time.

Also a warm welcome to the newest four people who have chosen to join me here as followers of my daily journal, along with the odd, one, two, or three opinions and issues I might ramble on about from time to time.  It is nice to know others have the same interests I might have on occasion too.

Oopsie .... before I forget, another little reminder about what is happening down Saugeen Shores way in the Town of Port Elgin this Friday, as I am sure you won't want to miss out on a Homemade Luncheon should you be given the chance of one.

"Come Along to the Tolmie Presbyterian Church, located at 699 Goderich Street for an amazing luncheon.  How do I know this? of course by attending myself on previous occasions."

Would it surprise anyone that I still have dishes in the kitchen that need washed, or I am feeling very tired at the moment, or that my "Checkerboard Aussies" need to go out, about and in again one last time tonight, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. It is frigid here to and it is snowing right now ! I did my fridge last week and it took me 3 hours to empty wash it all down and put it all back shelves and all but it is all nice and shiny so shiny when you open it it blinds you lol ! Our Miggs loves the cold weather and sleeps out in it in her bed on our covered porch she loves to play and roll in the snow as well and eat it lol . Stay cozy and have a good evening !

  2. Yikes, now that's cold!! Brrr....Stay warm there, my friend!

  3. Our puppies (all 6 of them) would love going outside right now ... until they felt the cold air hit their little bodies. And the neighbors would surely NOT like their actions, or their volume, at 4:36 am. Did I mention there are 6 of them?

    I am so digging your chalkboard sign.

    Bandit looks "guilty" in that last group of pictures. ;)

  4. I am afraid the dogs would be on their own in that cold, it's just tooo much for me! Ha Your fridge looks all spic and span after the clean out

  5. Don't suppose you could pop down and clean mine out now!!!

    It is a tad on the nippy side at the moment!!

  6. Stopping by from GYB...brrr does not describe your weather. I'll keep my 26 degrees. Plus our weather changes every few days. Looks like yours is around to stay.
    Love enchiladas.

  7. Hi Cindy! Your closet clean-out inspired me and yay!! I got my pantry/pot closet cleaned last night :) Thank you!! :) Now to tackle that fridge! :)
    Stay warm, love Bandit's toy in the dish pic! I have 2 Boxers and I joke all the time how they are a smile a minute! Always doing something crazy like mom! Have a good day!

  8. I need to try that Layered Enchilada Bake! Thanks for letting me know you had a recipe :)

  9. Hi, I found your blog through Grow Your Blog on Call Me PMc. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

  10. It was a cold few days!

    The look in Bandit's eyes is priceless!


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