Saturday, December 7, 2013

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

The weather outside is truly frightful, as I write this post, it is a frigid -22 degrees F. out there. That's 22 degrees below zero and that's darn cold! My husband is lamenting this fact, for a few reasons - one because he actually had to go outdoors today and two because it is a balmy 23 degrees back home in Toronto - that's a 45 degree difference! He does always say, "We need to move to Canada where it's warm!"
Doing puzzles is a great indoor activity
Thankfully, inside it was much more delightful and Faith could not have picked a more perfect day to get out all of her puzzles, board games and Christmas books. We had so much fun playing Candyland (she won, of course), reading some of her favorite Christmas stories and listening to Christmas music. Our mailman also dropped off a Christmas package from Faith's grandparents. I told Faith we were going to hide it from Daddy to see how how long it would take him to find it. But as soon as Rob walked through the door, Faith spilled the beans. "Daddy," she said, "We got a package today and it's behind the loveseat!"

Although North Dakotans are used to the very cold winters, it is unusual to be this cold in December - this is more like our January/February weather. Tomorrow, although there is a wind chill advisory until noon, it is eventually supposed to get up to two degrees.


When the weather outside is frightful, I am ever more thankful  for our warm, cozy apartment and not having to go outside. While staying indoors too much can cause me to go a bit stir crazy, when it's this cold out, I don't mind at all.

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