Today we awake to the first of two artic blasts coming our way. The high today if we are lucky is going to be 26 degrees. Right now, it is 16, that is not factoring wind chill. Tomorrow they are calling for snow, I am not holding my breath because they have been wrong alot this winter! Friday, the high will be 16 degrees. This is a bummer for me as it is my big shopping day - I could go early or a few days later, but the weather isn't going to be much different, so....Tomorrow in fact, we start co-op, but it may get cancelled if it snows like they are calling for, but like I said we will see if the weather people get it right. In a bit the girls will be bundling up to go out and feed our horses - brrrr. The horses are blanketed and have a shelter to go into, if they want. Their hay gets their systems heated up, and over the next few evenings we will be giving them extra hay overnight as the temps are supposed to plunge to 8 degrees.
Inside it is toasty warm, thanks to our woodstove! We have hardly used the heating system this winter, because the woodstove warms the house very well. We rarely have had to turn the thermostat up from our overnight setting of 63 degrees, but the house will be 72-74 degrees! That is a huge blessing to us!
Yesterday, I wanted to post one of my girls' movies - but while Lindsay got it reformatted, she wasn't able to get it to load. We will keep trying - it is so sweet.
I treasure these days with my young children and with my young adult children. I feel so blessed, even on the crazy days!