Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Welcome to the New North Pole

Went to Safeway last night to redeem the free clementines coupon. By the time I got back outside, the temp was -13!! I was afraid Buck, who was waiting in the car, would be a giant Weimie popsicle...but he was fine.

By the time we got home, some ten minutes away, it had moderated. To a balmy -9.

That's the story right now in Colorado. At least the snow has stopped, and we have plenty of sunlight...albeit no warmth.

The movie 2012 postulated that the earth's poles had shifted -- the new South Pole was now in Wisconsin. Gee, maybe it really happened, and someone forgot to tell us!

Time for some pork loin in the crockpot, with mushroom gravy, a shot of wine and a handful of chopped celery. It will be bubbly by the time I get home from the airport. I'll be picking up my mom, who's had two flights cancel on her since 'our' blizzard started making itself at home in Michigan.

Mom hates planes, and avoids them whenever possible. (I find that very amusing, since much of my business life is spent par avion, heading to or from somewhere.) At least my brother got her the last seat on a direct flight -- all she has to do is get on in Grand Rapids, and get off in Denver. I'll be waiting for her by baggage claim.

The dishes aren't done (yet), the tree (cut from National Forest land last weekend) isn't trimmed. But it will be lovely to have her here for the holidays.

Hang in there, Ma! I'm coming...

2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, food! And I'm starving right now. (too lazy to cook for just me) It was 27 degrees this morning, and I thought I was freezing. Thanks for the reality check.

Cindy Brick said...

That's been a heat wave number for us, Yvonne! We got up to 28 whole degrees this afternoon, thanks to the sun shining. This weekend, we're supposed to be the lap of the tropics -- 40s! Maybe I'll go outside and sunbathe... :) Thanks for writing.