Day 2249: Cold as ice

Yesterday, when it was cold as ice, I  ventured out only once, to try to start my little yellow car.  The car was totally covered in ice and it took me many tries to get one of the doors open.  I used the first tip in this online article — “How to Open a Frozen Shut Car Door” —and got the passenger side door open by pushing on the door first before opening it. Even though I’ve lived in New England my whole life, where the winters are as cold as ice, I’ve never heard of nor tried that method of opening a cold-as-ice car door.  It warms me when a simple fix to a seemingly difficult problem works so well!

This morning, my instinct is to stay inside, because it’s cold as ice, again. However, I have to get to work by 9, so I’ll use all the methods I know  — new and old — to make it on time without becoming cold as ice. Because my trip to work includes a twenty-minute walk, those methods include layering, layering, layering. Two people who are doing my therapy groups have quoted this  saying about living in weather that’s cold as ice:

There is no such thing as bad weather; there is only bad clothing.

The two people who shared that quote ascribed it to different countries, both of which have winters that are cold as ice.

Because of my cold-as-ice words in this post, I now have two songs running through my warm brain (here and here on YouTube):

Takin’ care of business in this blog includes sharing my recent photos, no matter how cold it is.

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What warms you when something in your life (the weather, a person, etc.) is as cold as ice? I’m warmed by

  • people I love,
  • creatures I love,
  • food made with love,
  • fun movies,
  • enlightening books,
  • cool music,
  • fireplaces, and
  • warm memories.

It’s time for me to get ready for my cold-as-ice world.  See you on the other side of this cold-as-ice weather, tomorrow.

And it would be cold as ice for me to forget to thank all who helped me create this cold-as-ice post and — of course! — YOU, my warm readers.

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24 thoughts on “Day 2249: Cold as ice

  1. I’m warmed by good friends, at home and in my blog world, Ann. Thank you for your layers of warmth.

  2. I’m warmed by the thought of anN exceptionally nICE lady! ٩(๑•◡-๑)۶ⒽⓤⒼ♡

  3. There’s nothing cold about you Ann.

  4. Yes that’s all good. It’s as cold and wet as ice so I like your ideas for keeping warm.

  5. Yesterday at the bus stop I talked to a fellow rider who broke the ice by telling me the heat had gone out in his apartment. Unfortunately all I could offer was some warm words of sympathy, but I hope it helped.

  6. I cannot imagine it being so cold a car door is frozen

  7. My dog is like an electrical blanket and warms me, but cats go the extra mile by giving you a massage.

  8. I’m warmed by the love of my family. I also am warmed by getting into my pajamas as early as possible and burrowing under a warm blanket. 🙂 I always smile when I read your posts, Ann, and in a lovely way, that also warms my heart!!

  9. Colder weather is to come over here

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