Brrrr … Blowing a Blizzard
So before I get on to the cold white stuff I have two mysteries involving black things – and no Pup is not one of the mysteries! Yesterday when I was out at several places there was a mess like this on the pavements. The material appears to be some sort of carbon falling off something that is dragging along the ground – there were four stretches similar in size to this …
The other mystery is a domestic one. When I came home I slipped my black fingerless gloves off and put them in a pocket – I had a choice of 5 pockets with the clothes I was wearing at the time … but the gloves have disappeared without trace and I am left like some kind of idiot repeatedly checking the same five pockets because it is vexing me! I have a resolution which keeps my hands warm but I am still mystified by the loss.
My solution was to take a pair of plan black bamboo socks that I no longer wear – I have several pairs where a hole appeared in a toe or the heel had thinned and they have a tight band on the ankle (yes I know I should have ruthlessly disposed of them but now I am glad I didn’t). For those of you sitting giggling at me with socks on my hands I did make a couple of little adjustments! I snipped off the toe at the seam and I snipped a small hole in the heel. The toe is pulled on to my wrist, my thumb goes through the heel and the leg section is doubled back on my hands so they cover up to the top of my pinky fingers. Perfect for typing and not tight round my fingers like the gloves I have lost – I am delighted and I can make some more with the other unloved socks.
Now from black to white! Unusually it was Dog that woke me this morning having allowed me an extra hour in bed. When I let him out there was snow – I reckon he could smell it and that’s why he was desperate to get outside. It has gone on all day with mini blizzards blowing right at the back door and it is being brought on a cold easterly wind … Baltic Snow!
The boys have been constantly trying to get me to let them play out but it is far too cold to leave the door open for them. So by 3 this afternoon Pup was bored … I am having a physical rest in the hope of finally feeling better tomorrow. I curled up on the sofa, Dog curled up next to me delighted to snuggle and Pup got up and down, up and down, tail in hot drink, tongue in hot drink, up and down … lick the new iPhone, up and down and up … for 50 minutes. He finally curled up just in time for me to wake them for their tea!
They did get out in the snow and we did have some occasional sunshine but it never got remotely like a reasonable temperature. Apart from that I roasted my expensive chicken and watched some video clips of the Gundogs at Crufts yesterday. A very lazy blizzardy day indeed – still work next door was at a standstill … can’t think why!