It IS freaking cold outside. And colder than normal. And I don't mean to make light of the fact that these abnormally frigid temps are taking a toll on many people. I guess I'm just sick of hearing the media (well, which ones I manage to pick up while online) telling everyone to "wear warm clothes" and "fill up your gas tank" and "have extra food in the house". It never ceases to amaze me how people need to be reminded of things like that. Oh, it's going to be below zero today? Maybe I should put on a sweater instead of my mini skirt and silk top.
And I do have to admit that I check the weather forecast several times a day. Just so I can complain to Paul about it (it drives him absolutely bonkers). But really, I LOVE it that we have the technology to give us (somewhat) accurate weather predictions. For example; Sunday we hit 70 degrees. I took Rhiannon to the park and and even bought her an ice cream cone. Had I not accessed the wonder that is the internet weather channel, I wouldn't have even guessed that the day time high temperature was going to drop almost fifty degrees the following day. And had I not known that, I wouldn't have taken the time on Sunday evening to put down fresh bedding for all the critters so they don't freeze their keesters off. I would have been doing it today in the 21 degree weather, swearing up & down how darned cold it is.
Even with the evening temps getting down to the single digits, would you believe that I am still picking ticks off of the GSD (Giant Sloppy Dog)?! Will they never die?!
Of course, with the extreme cold temps these next few days, I have the potential for Lily and Pickles to kid. Hopefully their second breeding date is the "good" date and I won't have to worry about taking care of a baby goat in damnitsfreezing weather. It's bad enough the the GSD and Outside Kitty are in the house at night; Paul will totally flip if I have to bring a hypothermic baby goat into the kitchen.
By Wednesday we're supposed to be back up to more normal winter weather, around 40 degrees, and slowly creeping up to the upper 40's later in the week. Which is still too cold for me. And I will continue to complain about it while people who live in states North of me will envy my above-freezing temps and call me an ingrate. Oh well. Gotta blog about something :)