Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Keeping Warm

I will try to type this post the best I can, but it isn't easy to peck out words while your teeth are chattering and wearing gloves on your hands. Yes, you read that correctly. . .I am wearing gloves because it is 46 degrees in my house! Well, it is 46 degrees and rising now that my husband has finally fixed the furnace. I was out most of the day yesterday and when I came home the house felt a bit chilly. I proceeded to put the groceries away first and afterwards checked the thermostat, which said that the batteries needed to be replaced. After obeying what the thermostat told me to do, I failed to hear the furnace go on. I finally had to break down and call my DH, who had just arrived at the Chicago Auto Show with his buddies. I asked if there was anything I could do or try, but alas, there was not. So I trekked through the deep snow out to the potting shed to fetch the space heater we have out there. After cranking that baby up to the highest setting, I bundled myself up in layers of clothing and braced myself for the cold air that was slowing filling the house. When my husband returned home, he discovered that a part (the glow switch?) was broken. However replacing it would have to wait until the morning since the stores were all closed for the night. More clothing layers were added to get us through the night. This morning I couldn't even feel my hands as I prepared my oatmeal and hot coffee. 20 hours of cold weather will do that. Fortunately today is a sunny day (a rare one here lately) and we have a lot of southern facing windows, so that helped to raise the temperature a tiny bit. The thermostat now reads 57degrees, so I guess I can take my gloves off and enjoy the heat wave.

I added this sweet little springtime tag to my etsy shop today. I'm glad I made it yesterday, while my fingers were still nimble.And this is the Mosaic Journal that I made over the weekend for Sweet Bella. What a fun project this was to put together. I hope teperatures are much warmer in your neck of the woods!


dianna said...

They are both beautiful*!* You're SO crafty ;)

Love your blue scalloped frames sweet*!*

Babsarella said...

Serious BRRRRRR. I would not have been happy. Glad you were able to get it fixed!!! Love your beautiful projects!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Jeanne so, so cold for you.
Love the tag and mosaic journal.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

It is super cold here too! I soooo can't wait for Spring!

Your creations are beautiful! LOVE the journal!

Jessi Nagy said...

brr!!! warm up girl. maybe a hot toddy? love your ournal, it turned out really cute.
happy valentines day!

Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

Oh no, I'm sorry you were so cold. I hope you get your heater all fixed and you get get nice and toasty soon. Love your new creations. Come on over and enter my drawing for tomorrow!! HUGS

LaurieStar said...

We ran out of oil tonight - so I feel your pain! :) My fingers are cold as I type this!

Your work is so pretty! :)

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