Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Please excuse my very short post today...

...but I have a good reason.

I am preparing for winter.


Digging out the flannel sheets and heavy blankets. Finding our sweaters and our sweatshirts.

Hauling logs up to the garage to prepare for cozy winter fires.

Do not be confused by this:


It is a dry cold here. A very, very dry cold.

And to us thin-blooded, Arizona arctic tundra dwellers this is cold temps indeed.

Even with heavy mittens it is difficult to type this because of the shivering.

When the Red Cross knocks on your door for emergency donations to help us through this cold spell, please give generously.

We accept all electric blankets, long johns and bottles of spiced rum gratefully.

I would sigh, but my teeth are chattering too hard.

AND...

I know I have been absent from e-mails and blogs all weeks and late finishing up reading AT's. Keep your fingers crossed that Mr. Jenny's computer is actually fixed tomorrow so that I can get access to mine for more than 12 seconds each day! And thanks for your patience with me!

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34 comments:

Theresa said...

Well Jenny, we have been pretty cold here but this week the highs are in the 70s! It is hard to know what to wear! Push Mr. Jenny into the closet and use his computer while he tries to get out! Pretend like it is a game:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Jenny,
Thanks for coming by it was great to hear from you.
Thanks for your condolences on my sister's passing, it was truly appreciated.

Yea, some of our favorite cusine is
cuban food as well, course, we love Mexican and Italian too. Our least fav is chinese I would say, but there is some we like. We learned to love cuban food because we lived in Key West in our younger years,
that is where I learned to make it.

Loved your story about being sick of being positive, you really had Mr. Jenny going there for awhile.
It was really a cute story. Not a lot of good news out there these days so you really have to dig hard sometimes to find the good, but it is always there, and always good to find it.

Hope you find all your winter loot,
so you will be toasty warm. It has
been rather chilly here in the early mornings and evening. We have dipped into the 40's and 50's as well.
Very unusual for Central Florida this time of the year, course, it usually happens the first weeks of Dec., for the first time. We are really enjoying it!!
I think it must be that global warming for sure, don't you???

Have a fun rest of the week hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Kat said...

I woke up one morning last week and it was 36 degrees! Of course it was 70 by noon, but still! I do not do cold, if it drops below 70 I'm freezing. This week we got a reprieve, but they said another cold front is headed our way. Which means I need to dig out our coats too. And to everyone up North reading this, quit laughing. I can hear you :) Kat

RH (aka Lucy) said...

Funny. And so true. It's 4:30 in the morning and I got up to shut all the windows. I don't use heat very much. So here I am typing with a sweatshirt on and warm fuzzy jamies and cozy socks on my little cold feet with hot chocolate at my reach. Amazing the difference in temps here, isn't it.

Terra said...

I will hope the computer gets fixed and in the meantime I will hope you have time to stop by and see the post I put up last night....if you wanna talk winter - really talk winter...

Terry said...

It's 30 this morning here. The one day last week it was 26 when we went out to catch the bus. You want cold...I can give you cold! LOL

Julienne said...

Isn't it amazing autumn and 45 degree nights are freezing...spring and 45 degree nights are really very pleasant!!!!
Keep warm and I will think of you as our gauges rise to 110 in the shade!!! xx

paige said...

It's cold here, too. I nearly froze solid on my run yesterday. I'm staying in today!

Cheryl said...

GAH! It's 26 degrees here in Prescott Valley, AZ. Warm weather vacation? Are you kidding me????

Hope we can connect when these weary travelers head down to the Phoenix area Fri-Mon.

Bonnie said...

Oh Miss Jenny.. I feel so bad for you. How are you going to survive those 70 degree temps? My sister lives Pheonix I better check in on her too!

I'm headed over to check Terra's post. We live a couple of miles a part. We got a dusting of snow yesterday.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Thank you again for naming my blog. I love it!

Ames said...

It is 52 degrees here in sunny Florida this morning. My poor Chihuahuas even ran in from their morning constitution and ran straight for a swathe of Mr. Sunshine that comes through our front window, and I had my hubs turn on the heat just to take the chill off. So I guess that makes me a thin blooded tropic dweller?? Really hoping you get your computer up and running again! What would my day be like without a Jenny fix? Stay warm my friend!!:)~Ames

PeggyR said...

OMG that is a lot of snow! Is it early? We had an inch on Saturday.

Jocelyn said...

Oh you do have thin blood....I love the cold...the colder the better....

Hope the computer issues get fixed!!!

Have a WARM Day!!!! :-)

Aging Mommy said...

It's very cold here too - 74F high today which means jeans, long T's and sweatshirts :-) I miss the heat.

Willoughby said...

Don't forget to start your car ten minutes before you go anywhere. It's going to need time to warm up.

Wanda..... said...

So sorry you are freezing at 70/44...you would go into hibernation here, Jenny!

I've just this week had to replace my computer...it has taken awhile to get the switch over done...actually it's not even finished yet...I may never post again! :)

Marlene said...

How about a nice girly trip up to my homeland in the Great White North? :)

Pondside said...

Fingers crossed for down there, Jenny. I'd hate for you to perish from the cold - even the dry cold - which I thought only existed a wee bit further north, where we once lived, where it was such a dry cold that the sound of a jet engine would shatter ice crystals in the air (honestly) and skin could quickly freeze and flake off at -40 (before the wind chill, which could take it lower).

One Mama said...

I feel your pain. It has been just freezing here in Texas highs in the 70s all week! Its so cold that I can't even remember what I was complaining about when it was 110.

Jessica B said...

Hope you warm up soon Jenny!! I have been super behind on blogging too -- know how you feel. I am dying to get back to participating in your Saturday Centus... Have a great day! :)

Jackie said...

sounds like a nice time to cozy up with a blanket beside the hearth/fireplace lol with a hot cocoa. I hope your computer gets fixed .

Cheryl D. said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I can relate to this post.

Holly said...

Dry cold are tough. I do hope the computer situation gets fixed...I freak out when one of ours goes wonky.

H said...

70!!!!! You're making me feel sooooo cold. :p (Had to convert to Celcius first though!)

Tina said...

I'm the opposite. I need cold. Colder cold than most people. It's 45 outside (yeah!) and I'm sitting here by the sliding glass door, but with the screen so that lovely, tangy air can swirl all around me. Bliss.

Sue said...

I am sending arctic rescue dogs your way, even as I type. And down. Lots and lots of goose down...

;)

Tracy said...

Oh my sounds like you need a hot water bottle

Amy said...

Good heavens, how do you survive? I am impressed that you even got out of your cozy bed this morning. With weather like that, I would... well, probably be outside instead of holed up next to the heater sticking my tongue out at the sweltering temperatures of 32*. Stay warm, my friend.

Chatty Crone said...

Keep warm! sandie

Gattina said...

You are too good with Mr. Jenny ! let him use your computer ! I would have sent mine to hell or a friend, lol !

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am mailing you some hot water and fiery logs. I can't stand the thought of you being cold.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Someone is sending logs and hot water. I'll send the hot water bottle and... A nice big bottle of Jack Daniels! That ought to take care of your poooooor shivering Arizona-i-ans. ,-)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is actually warmer here the past 2 days than it was in Florida our last 3 days. People there were wearing layers upon layers and the weather people acted as if temps in the 40's would kill them all. Granted it was a bit brisk first thing in the morning, but when it gets up to 60 something in the afternoon, that just isn't cold!!!

You people need to live in Illinois for a winter:)

Bits-n-Pieces said...

It got down below 60 here this weekend and I've been freezing ever since!!!