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Death Throes

. . .of winter in West Texas. The high temperature on Friday was 81 degrees, on Saturday 64 and today it's barely above fre3ezing with high winds and drizzle. That's the way it goes here. You never put away your seasonal clothing and always, always keep a lap robe handy.

I finally gave up on the lap robe, crawled into bed, threw the covers over my head and put my good ear into the pillow just to get warm and keep from hearing the snap, krakle, pop, rattle of my old house and the whistle of the wind around the windows.

I can only lie in bed for so long, so I'm up again trying to think of something to bake hoping the oven will help warm the house. The furnace is on 75 and not going off, so there's no need to turn it any higher. I'd thought to finish a tutorial and the other half of the strap for my Rivoli Heart necklace, but can't find a warm place to sit and bead.

#west #wind #freezing

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GemstonePink wrote on February 22, 2015, 2:52 PM

It is around 30-degrees in our Chicago suburb, but single digits are coming. We have summer, winter, spring and fall clothing to contend with here. Hard to store all that.

BeadDoodler wrote on February 22, 2015, 3:02 PM

I'm constantly aware of the frigid temps of my friends further East and North and quite thankful (most of the time) I live in West Texas.

Kasman wrote on February 22, 2015, 3:40 PM

It's cold, wet and windy where I am right now but yesterday was a lovely day - bright sunshine and reasonably warm for February in Scotland. Cheer up, spring isn't far away! emoticon :smile:

WordChazer wrote on February 22, 2015, 4:09 PM

I've just been writing about winter weather all evening. I had a lovely roast dinner to warm me up, together with altogether too much alcohol given that I have to be up at 5am tomorrow. Oh well...

BarbRad wrote on February 22, 2015, 4:23 PM

It's not that cold here, but in the house it feels like it is. What's surprising it that we have some raindrops falling outside, even though parts of the sky are blue. I'm wondering if there's a rainbow somewhere, but don't want to risk getting my camera wet searching for one.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 22, 2015, 4:36 PM

I never put all my heavy clothing away here in Ohio either. But I would love one day at 60 right now, even if it has to drop back down.

Carmelanirel wrote on March 1, 2015, 10:13 AM

Just above freezing? I would love that and no snow...This winter it was either in single digits (with a wind chill of below zero) or snow. Today, it is warmer, but we have 5 inches of snow on the ground and it's still falling..So I just bundle up, layering helps, and go about my business..

BeadDoodler wrote on March 1, 2015, 12:08 PM

I think the problem I have is with the drastic 20 to 30 degree drop in a 24 hour period. I certainly don't envy those of you who live further north and east!

Carmelanirel wrote on March 2, 2015, 10:46 AM

Oh yes, we experience that too, we leave in the morning in a light jacket only to drive home in a snowstorm. That is why, especially between seasons, I keep my eye on the weather in case I need to take a heavier jacket with me.