Sunday, December 27, 2009
A Long Winter's Night...Keeping Warm
I do keep the house kind of chilly. My dog and cats have decent fur coats and I can dress in layers. But for that need to get extra cozy, I picked up a squishy fabric cube thing for Purrmeister in case he needs to hide for a nap. It's a little odd how he sometimes uses it with his arm poking out like in this photo.
Mariah has discovered it now, too, and when it's empty, she claims it! It's got a sort of fleece material lining the inside and was made just the right size to hold a curled up cat. My older fleece shirts, spread out on various chairs, are another choice napping place. I think Purrmeister just knows how good he looks spread out on a chartreuse background, ha ha!
And you know how there was news about all the weekend weather in Chicago? Well, that snow really piled up out here in Woodstock. Yes, it's plowed now so I can try driving tomorrow...but now, in true winter style, the temps will drop below freezing...way below by Tuesday. You know what this means in an old farmhouse? Frozen pipes. I must remember to be pro-active. For some crazy reason, the hot water pipe to the kitchen sink sometimes freezes when the wind blows just so. I've tried to fix the problem, but it's not reliable so the water must just be left dripping. The joys of winter.....