In which F is for Fahrenheit, but could also be for F*ucking cold outside! And, apparently, given that little Freudian slip of the Finger, it truly is. Dang. A high of 1F today. Eight-below-zero tonight. "Feels like" a helluva lot colder...
The doorknob on the door to the garage (a detached garage) was frozen this morning, the two cars with openers locked inside. I can see now that a touchpad opener on the exterior could be useful once or twice a year. I suggested using a blow dryer to defrost the knob and the DH emerged from the house with the heat gun and all I could imagine was a detached garage in flames so I retreated into the house for some other distraction while he blew on the door.
The knob was defrosted in only a few minutes, of course, and entry gained, but there was still plenty of moisture in the knob and it froze back up again in mere minutes. We enjoyed a comparitively warm and melty weekend, which concluded with a light rain last night followed by a fierce, howling wind to bring in the cold.
Wow, this month is flying by -- I guess December always does. The next meeting of my book club is purely social and, this year, includes an optional cookie exchange, to which I opted in but kind of wish I hadn't though I'm sure I'll be thankful in the end. I was thinkin' I still had a week or so, but it's this Wednesday!
We'll be meeting at the same place where this photo was taken last night:
Self-Portrait with New Earrings (knitted ones that I made myself) and The Thing on the Bathroom Wall at the Restaurant Where I Attended a Christmas Party
...and it remains to be seen whether my unintended series of holiday party bathroom self-portraits continues and, if it does, how it will differ because I'm pretty sure I won't be looking much different and I think this is the only bathroom at this particular establishment. ; )
Think good, warm, healing thoughts please. Thanks.
All the warm, healing thoughts you need, babe!
Posted by: Carole | 15 December 2008 at 03:56 PM
heh heh - that bathroom wall colour is particularly flattering with your complexion.
Love the earrings!
Posted by: Steph VW | 15 December 2008 at 04:30 PM
Warm, healing, don't-burn-down-the-house thoughts... on it!
Posted by: Geek Knitter | 15 December 2008 at 04:31 PM
Love the earrings. Love the hair. And a little bit of cloning/healing tool will get that bathroom thing right off the wall. ;-)
Posted by: Cara | 15 December 2008 at 05:00 PM
When it gets this cold, I just think about people in covered wagons. This place is truly uninhabitable for humans at times.
Posted by: Jen (Friender) | 15 December 2008 at 06:16 PM
And I thought walking my dogs with a windchill around 15 was cold. Sending lots of warm thoughts your way.
Posted by: Margene | 15 December 2008 at 06:24 PM
Love the earrings and the self portrait!
I'm right with you on the cold, babe.
Posted by: Elizabeth | 15 December 2008 at 07:18 PM
Stay warm, Vicki. It is wicked cold. I love your earrings! You look very cool wearing them.
Posted by: Angie | 15 December 2008 at 08:38 PM
Our heat is on interruptible power (don't ask), which the electric company seems to interrupt for at least a couple hours between 5 and 9 pm on every day that the temp is below 10℉. Right now it is 55℉ here at my computer and -12℉ outside. Brrrr. Thank FSM (and my knitting needles) for fingerless gloves.
Posted by: kmkat | 15 December 2008 at 08:50 PM
Oops. I meant to say that your expression says to me, "F*uck the cold, I got my earrings to keep me warm!" :-)
Posted by: kmkat | 15 December 2008 at 08:51 PM
I just love the portrait title - oh, and the person in the portrait!!
Posted by: deb | 16 December 2008 at 08:36 AM