Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Cold Wave Continues

The only thing to do is curl up by the fire with a good book!  The wind is still howling outside.  Unfortunately, I have to go out later today.  I have a grandson who turned three today, and the birthday bash is at 5:00pm.  Thank goodness for car heaters.  We will brave the 30 minute drive to his house.  I must really be getting old, because more and more I hate venturing outside in the cold.  Once I've been out in it for a while, I don't mind so much, but it's the idea of putting on the coat and gloves and actually stepping out the door that I dread!  You're probably thinking, "You live in Maine--Suck it up and stop your whining!"  If you are, you're right.  I will suck it up and stop whining, soon, I promise!

I have a turkey in the oven baking this morning;  Hey, at 40 cents a pound, I can eat turkey again this soon after Thanksgiving and not mind a bit.  I love the smell of turkey baking.  It's a comforting smell, especially when the. wind is rattling the window panes (not literally, but I liked the way that sounded).  Whoops..that was close to whining. . .Sorry!

I want to thank those of you who have signed my guestbook, and if you haven't signed it yet, please scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and do so.  I love the way it shows me on the map where you are.  More than 30 of you have signed, so far, and I'd love to see more.  You may enjoy just looking at the guestbook.  Some bloggers kindly included their pictures, so I could put a face with the name and location.

That's all I have today...must go make stuffing and other fixin's to go with the turkey.  (and find that good book to read!)  Thanks for stopping by!


Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Enjoy your turkey (and gravy too). It's actually a cold and rainy day here in Florida too. I'll probably do some baking and cooking as well. Even though what I need to do is finish my Christmas shopping!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

40 cents a pound? What a great sale! And you can eat all week on one bird!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I could eat turkey everyday and not mind either!!! Yummy!! I'm from the northeast, so I understand your "whining". Hang on will last till April, lol! HUGS!!

JennyMac said...

Enjoy it!!! And yes, fire with a good book? Perfection.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Not wanting to go out in the cold... one of the main reasons I work part-time and yearn to retire. A grandson's birthday... one of the few things that will get me out of the house cheerfully! (My grandson turns three in February.)

The calendar arrived, thank you.... I posted about it today. Cheers!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Hmm sounds deliciously cozy to me. We have a Christmas office party tonight and the car has decided now that it's -30ish on average, to have the fan stop working so there's no heat and you have to drive with the window down so you don't fog the thing up. BRRRRR! That's getting fixed fast.

Enjoy your celebrations! Three's a big one! :)

UberGrumpy said...

Great picture!

lakeviewer said...

Smart lady, cooking up a storm, before the next storm. I do the same thing when the weather is frightful: I cook, in a brightly lit kitchen, with music blaring, chopping away and dancing the cha-cha.

Happy B. to the grandson!

jules said...

Can I come over for din??? Enjoy it. I think it's fantastic that you are making it again.

I also feel better about you making fun of me for being cold in Bar Harbor back in September. I felt weak but now I know you don't really like it either! hee hee

Steven Anthony said...

the cold continues here too. I have went into hybernation mode, I will emerdge in the

Jen said...

I just returned from shopping, as cold as it is and as bad as we hear the economy is, the mall was ssssssssoooooooo crowded, and try to park!!!! Thanks for online shopping!!!Windy does not describe the gusts of wind that seemed to rock the car......glad to be home

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I think turkey is a perfect meal, all through the cold months. There are several turkey recipes at the once-a-month-cooking website I use for November, if you're looking for more to do with turkey. It's if you're interested. I especially loved the turkey and noodles.

Whine away, Eva - I'm with ya! I love sitting at home, bundled in a blanket when it's cold outside. ;) Happy birthday to the big 3-year-old!

Mary said...

That's one of my favorite Hildas! Don't you just love her?

I'm with ya on the bird. I love turkey and it smells wonderful roasting. I have beef stew simmering on the stovetop myself - seared beef is another wonderful kitchen aroma!!

It's cold (for us) and wet down in my part of the woods (south Mississippi) but nothing like Maine. I totally relate to wanting to nest tho. Heck since I hit 50 I don't much like even leaving the house anymore if I don't have to!!

Like Jen I need to get out and shop, but no way on a Saturday. So far I've only done online shopping. See what I mean??

Enjoy that grandbaby.

ethelmaepotter! said...

40 cents a pound?! I'd be eating turkey every week at that price!
We're having bitter cold, too, but not as cold as y'all. It was 18 degrees this morning when I got off work, and I believe it was close to that in the building where I work. Seriously, we were all wearing our coats, hats, and gloves INSIDE most of the night. Tonight, I'm going prepared: I have on a tank top, tee shirt, fleece lined sweatshirt, long johns, heavy jeans, two pairs of socks, and Mickey Mouse Santa hat, complete with ears! I may not be able to move, but at least I won't freeze indoors!

K a b l o o e y said...

He's 3 and the party's at 5? That's like an all-night bash when you're preschool age. I bet all the other kids will be talking about it over juiceboxes come Monday...

Eva Gallant said...

Mandy: The turkey was great!

Lucy: Yep! T make turkey pie, soup, hot turke y sandwiches, turkey salad--

Queenie: April seems so far away!

JannyMac: It doesn't get much better!

Blissed: Three is such a fun age!

Veg: Hope you don't freeze your tush!

Uber: Glad you like Hilda!

lake: cooking, but no chacha here!

Jules: Now it would be cold in Bar Harbor!

Steven: Hope you took your computer with you into hibernation!

Jen: glad you made it home safely>

Ryan: thanks for the link!

Mary: I do love hilda--have
several pics of her!

Ethel: Isn't there any heat in the place? What's up with that?

Kablooey: they were still playing with the birtday presents when I left at 8:30. the other kids were his cousins, ages 4, 5. 6. 7, and 8, and his 7 year-old-brother.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Grandson!!!!! That's definitely worth a trip in the cold!

I'm out of town all next week without an Internet connection so I'll catch up on your posts when I return.

I'm scrolling to sign your guest book now...


Suldog said...

"I love the smell of turkey baking."

Me, too. It's one of my favorite aromas in the world.