Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February chills

The upside is beautiful sunshine today but my goodness it is cold and the wind has picked up.  The forecast continues this way all week.

Today is an extra day off.   It's the family taxi day.  I'll drop DH to work later today and then take my Dad to a medical appt.   For me, it's bonus time to stitch and maybe a coffee while waiting at the appointment.  It's all good.

During these cold snaps as our windows are older, we use sheets of rigid insulation.  They fit perfectly, in the windows and are easy to store when not in use.  Likewise during summer heat waves they help out a lot.  And they're not expensive.

One new recipe tested this week, from allrecipes.com, Italian baked pork chops.  Very easy to do and ready in 25 minutes.  And from Cooking Light  2014 recipe calender, baked shrimp with tomatoes. Very good.   Both recipes are keepers.

We have a small visitor at present, a ladybug.  I found it on the living room drape, I guess it found it's way indoors to escape the cold.  Well I did put it back outside in a planter by the patio door  but in checking a few hours later it was roaming around the dirt.  The dirt was so cold to the touch...so relented and put it in the flower pots by the kitchen window.  So far it's staying put and probably quite warm and cozy.  For the moment, the ladybug can stay.

that's it for now.


Julia said...

I'm glad that you brought the little lady bug inside. It's too cold for her outside, lol.

Hang in there, it will soon be Spring.

Rachael Farmer said...

I so sympathise with the whole winter window thing.... This is an old house with oh-so-very old windows and the wind does come a-whistlin' in in winter! But there are snowdrops and crocuses in my garden so spring MUST be round the corner :) *keeps fingers crossed* Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. It's a delight to visit here and enjoy your beautifully written posts. I hope your day is fabulous and that the cold winds stay away. Big hugs from Shroo:)x