Well, it finally happened. We’ve managed to dodge the bullet for weeks, but being blanketed in the white plague is an inevitability in Ohio. I’d like to say that I like snow. It’s fluffy, sparkly, and pure white. Absolutely beautiful to look at. But, I know that it will, also inevitably, become an icy, grey slush that turns the roads into skating rinks. You may as well
abandon all hope ye who want to venture outside of the house without risking life and limb (ok, mostly just limb). And if you do venture out…
it’s cold out there, folks! Not as cold as some places are right now (remember that NFL playoff game in MN yesterday??), but this is definitely cold for Ohio.
And it’s not going to get better anytime soon, either. Looking outside the window now, I can see that it’s already started to snow again.
So here’s a photo journey of how I stay cozy and warm and write when it’s freezing outside.
First, turn on the fire. It’s a gas fireplace. I know, that’s cheating. But there is a certain charm about being able to make fire with a flick of a finger. (I’m looking at you, Roy Mustang. ^_-)
Next, liquid inspiration–a pot of warm tea. My favorite: Harney & Sons Rose Scented Black.
Follow up with a liberal application of heated s’mores slippers.
Add one fuzzy radiant heater on the arm rest and I’m ready to go!
And when the writing is done, the best way to enjoy the evening…
PS- Despite the cold and snow, my tough little pansies are being role models of how to weather the weather. If they can make it, we can too!
Stay warm everybody. The cold may be inevitable, but spring is too! While we count the days until then, what are you doing to cope with the cold where you live?