Monday, January 12, 2009

Weather I like it or not!

Nope, not a typo.

We're headed for the deep freeze. Today will be a balmy 20 degrees, with light snow. Then tonight an Alberta Clipper moves in with all the requisite weather conditions-dropping temps, lake effect snows, and winds that take the windchill factor down into the -20's.

I am so ready for the January thaw! If we get one. This winter has been a rough one and I'm ready for spring. How can I get out and go walking when it hurts to breathe, when it takes 15 minutes just to get all my winter gear on?(okay, maybe an exaggeration, but not much) I'd like to explore the trails around the neighborhood(the snowmobiles pack it down enough to walk on), but not this week.

Winter is a beautiful season, snow hanging on the bare tree branches, the hushed sighing of the pines in a light wind. The chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers that fly to and from the feeders, with zeal, for the goodies hidden in suet. The squirrels hanging out beneath for any tidbits dropped. Then there's the sky. Well, when it's blue and not that pregnant gray, foretelling another snowfall. There's a special kind of hue that a sunny winter sky takes on that is beyond words. THAT's what I'm looking for!

The necklaces are finished and have been delivered. They're both a big hit. I'd have liked a different shade for some of the beads-more of a smoky gray than black, but my resources were limited with time restrictions. These are the most expensive necklaces I've ever made. I charged enough to recoup my costs for all the beads and pendants, which is just fine with me. I'm not really looking to make this a "business", too much pressure to produce. It's a hobby that I enjoy, selling some is a way to cover my costs. And in the process, spark my creativity. I've even toyed with the idea of creating some pendants of my own-made out of different clays, like fimo. Maybe some painted ones. It's all fun!!!

I've got a long To Do List for this week. Laundry to catch up, work in my bedroom(which still isn't done), some personal studies in a couple of books I found online, and just the general stuff that falls through the cracks when you're busy and not looking.

I'm off to find something warm to wear for the next week, have a great Monday-and....

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. We're supposed to get the same stuff, Leigh, and I'm not looking forward to it! I have a feeling I'm going to be stuck in the house for the next few days. Which is okay, because I still have plenty of laundry to do!

    I think you should give the clay pendants a try. I've seen some where they put different colors into a tube shape and then cut off slices...? Sort of like a jelly roll, I suppose. I'm sure there's a technical name for that, but I have no idea what it is! Anyhoo, I think that's a unique and interesting look.

    Batten down the hatches and try to stay warm!

    Hugs, Beth

  2. I know with the breathing issues, I'm not going to be able to be out much in it the next few days. Which Pickles isn't going to like much. She absolutely loves the snow, so don't I, I have to however be able to breath. (Hugs)Indigo

  3. bundle up and stay warm! I for one am ready for spring.
    Cold front headed our way Friday..we have not had any snow though..draTs if it is going to be cold I want some snow!

  4. The sky here says "snow" every day, but it doesn't. It blows cold instead. DB

  5. No snow for us (NC) but a cold front has just blown in; I spent 10 minutes this morning frantically looking for my gloves before going off to work.

    Your description of the beauties of winter is perfect; it made me stop whining about the extreme cold and appreciate the wonders of this time of the year. Thank you.

  6. well, it looks like your cold front made it to Tennessee! fr-fr-fr-freezin here! 9pm and 13 outside. my poor ol chickins! the good thing was the little tiny snow flurries i got to see and smell this morning before the sun came up.
    on to my comment: reading your blog, i can almost see the images you paint so eloquently. Thanks for the sunshine and warm message!