Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Cold, Dark Days of Winter



It's so cold today, with flurries and fog. I'm drinking tea, sitting beside the fireplace, and writing. It's 2 p.m., and daylight is almost gone. One of my New Year's resolutions is to eat less and blog more, 
but the grim days are presenting a challenge. 
I'm grateful that the house is warm; but it's just too dark to take pictures of the pot pies that I'm cooking. 
I'll just have to eat the pies. 

Winter is dark. And fattening.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?


 


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30 comments:

  1. It's so damp and chilling here. I wish I was in front of a fireplace right now as well. Stay warm.

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  2. In my part if Tennessee it is merely raining and raining and raining and raining~~~~~send us a few snow flurries please. I love them.

    Now I am sure we are kindred spirits, I am making chicken pot pie for dinner tonight as well
    Take care, stay warm and enjoy your tea.

    Mary L

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  3. As I type, here it is 30, wind chill 21, freezing rain and ice forming on just about everything above ground.
    A very large limb on a tree in front is almost dragging the ground, as it is so heavy with ice. I would be surprised if it survives the night.
    Looks like it is headed in your direction - Sorry. :/
    Your dinner sounds good. Stay warm!

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  4. Oh! I'm having a hard time being good with what I eat, too! I'm fine until I get home from work, then it's like everything bad calls for me!

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  5. I agree, it is dark and very fattening!

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  6. It appears your area and mine will be getting a wintry mix and oh, my I pray it isn't going to be ice. The trees here have already gotten tons of damage from wind storms and the like over the past three years. Love these beautiful videos. Carol

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  7. It's gray and fattening here. No flurries, but it is cold. Snuggling in by a cozy fire, munching on this, then that. ;-)
    Hope you are well. Stay warm and cozy, and enjoy that pot pie! ~ Sarah

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  8. Here in SC it's been in the 70's but today is overcast and chilly. Not chilly enough for a fire. Hope you have a lovely day.

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  9. I love the moving photos, they add a lovely surprise.
    Stella

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  10. I'm enjoying the weather reports and your sweet words. The pot pies are gone, and I am fatter!

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  11. The moving photos are so unique and wonderful! How did you DO that? The pot pies sounded fabulous. Tonight in Massachusetts it's supposed to be VERY cold with temps dropping wayyyyy down to the 20s. Brrrrrrr. Susan

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  12. I'm right there with ya sistah on the winter fat!! We had ice and sleet today and I'm in the deep south!!! acccck. don't even own a coat. AND....my internet was out so I cooked all day long. Tasting, tasting and tasting is what I did.
    Then, ate a big ol' bowl of chili for dinner. NEED EXERCISE. NEED TO STOP EATING.
    Nice to know someone else is in my boat!!

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  13. West Jersey is covered in a beautiful icescape this morning giving everything a dreamlike feeling. Definitely a day to dig out the crockpot for a slow cooked dinner! BTW I really enjoyed the animated posts, how DID you do that?

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  14. It is sunny and a warm 80 degrees here in Sarasota, FL. I have the windows open and am enjoying reading blogs and listening to the birds outside, but I think I would enjoy a few of those cozy, snowy days - but just a few!

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  15. Here in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, we have snow on the ground, and it is permanently white. We have had some sunny days, but still cold.

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  16. Cold~Cold~Cold...with snow on the way! My lips are chapped, my hands are rough, my nails are splitting & my skin is flaking. I am sick of winter already!

    That warm cuppa tea sounds very inviting. I think I'll join you beside my own fireplace, while my big pot of beef vegetable soup continues to cook. I should make biscuits to eat with it but I'm feeling lazy so toasted Italian bread will have to do.

    Loved the moving shots of the horses!! So cool!

    Warm Hugs,
    Rett

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  17. It isn't too bad today. The sun is shining and 40 degrees.

    You are right, winter is fattening.

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  18. love your videos, what a visual treat. been beasty cold here to, throw in high winds and it cuts to the bone, luckily the extra cold is moving on, i guess in your direction...

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  19. Oh the pot pies sound wonderful...love the "videos"...It was rainy today...and there is talk of some light snow tomorrow night...but I believe it will just be a light dusting and icy roads in the morning...

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  20. Warming up today here in St. Louis, but it will be a high of 20 by Sunday. As we say in Misery (Missouri), if you don't like the weather, wait around a day, it will change! Thanks for you inspiring blogs, and write more books please!!!

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  21. It's soooo cold in middle TN today! I heard that the snow is going south and east of us. If you're in those areas, or any cold place, I hope you're safe and warm!

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  22. Ok, we had snow in Alabama today! Crazy! All the food looks so comforting!
    Jenna

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  23. Thanks for featuring my crockpot sweet and spicy chicken tacos! Have a great weekend and thanks for a great party every week!

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  24. Yes, definitely can feel a little tightness in my clothes
    : (( Love the videos!

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  25. I hear you...dark and fattening! Makes me want to eat!!!
    Beautiful photography and graphics...how do you do that?
    Hope your having a GREAT week.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. I can't wait to try the apples...healthy (sort of) and they look like something my husband would love. Yum! Lots of great recipes posted already. I'm avoiding cupcakes for a while, but I'm not happy about it!

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  27. It was glorious today. Our trees are budding. And we have pollen all over the cars. Not sure why so early, but it's there.

    It alternates from being chilly to warmish. We haven't had a freeze yet that I can think of... well, maybe one before Christmas. But I think it needs to freeze to kill some of the bugs.

    XO,

    Sheila

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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