Daniel was complaining as he was putting on his jacket this morning...he said Shelby's parka must be warmer...because she never scrunches her shoulders to her ears on the bus. So, I made him try on one of my (slightly bulkier) parkas. As he tried it on..he said "no way Mom, I'm not wearing one of YOUR jackets...look at this big ugly thing...this is for people who live where it is REALLY REALLY cold.
Yesterday, it was cold enough for the shy fox to brave a visit to the bird feeder...and drive Denali crazy....
....which was a welcomed distraction, because she spends half of the day with her head on my lap waiting waiting.....waiting for me to take her out to play.
When I took the kids out to the bus this morning...the temperature gage on the car was dropping (it's coldest at the mailbox...must be some sort of "Round Lake Effect" here---because it was only -39 in our driveway). Anyway, the temperature gauge showed -40, then -41....then it said OC. What does OC mean? Off the Charts? The kids decided "Oh Crap"
The moon was full and the sky was bright, but we could still tell that the days are getting longer, the eastern horizon definitely lighter by the mailbox at 6:45am..not only will this cold snap break tomorrow...spring is coming!!!