Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.- Victor Hugo
Our first "dusting" of snow this winter was December the 6th, but we had our first measurable snowfall on Wednesday night, making THE STONE RABBIT a very happy guy!!! He had waited anxiously for morning to come so he could get out and hop around! Rabbits love snow and cold.
Actually the Grand Dog beat him out the door.....can you see her little paw prints ? I believe I heard we got something like three tenths of an inch. Last year, and the year before at this time, we were BURIED under several inches of snow.
I have loved the weather this winter. Our temps have been so mild and our form of precipitation, until Wednesday night, has been rain! I absolutely hate the cold, so when I walked out with the dog and THE STONE RABBIT, I was quickly reminded of just exactly why I feel this way. . .
at 16 degrees. . . .it's just plain miserable. On the plus side of cold. . . it doesn't take the dog too long to do her business. . . sniffing and circling for the perfect "spots" just don't seem as important as they do when the weather is decent.
The robins were dining on the few holly berries they had left on our bushes after nearly stripping them clean last fall. They were just as sad about the cold weather as me . . heck, just the day before, they were still pulling worms out of the ground. . . and now, they were eating berries. Guess it was a good thing they left a few for later.
I put together a batch of beef stew in the slow cooker. . . it was, after all, a stewy kind of a day. . . .then I worked on a variety of projects around the house, but even while wearing several layers of clothing, I just couldn't get warm.
By the time it was my "nap time/aka General Hospital Break Time" I decided it was the day I'd been waiting for since August.
In the heat of that month, I found a bargain at our local Old Time Pottery store. . . .and stashed it away. . . until the perfect time!
When I saw the display of these little beauties last August, I let out the teeniest of shrieks! They were PINK and they were on SALE!!!
Actually, I couldn't believe that I hadn't already received one as a gift. . . my family and friends know how much I love PINK and how much I love to be warm!!! That was OK. . . my wait paid off with a bargain! It didn't bother me, either, that it was "last year's design" as plastered on the package. This one would be perfect!!
On the box, it says "one size fits all". . . Well, Snuggies are VERY long. . . you can see little TWIGGY standing on the part that hit the floor while I was wearing it. . . . and so are the sleeves. . . but in comparison to their length, they aren't that huge around. With that said, the body type that it would fit the best would be someone well over 6 feet tall, a bit on the slight size and with long arms. Does that sound like you? :)
Actually, Snuggies probably are not meant to be "worn" and walked in. . .they are a throw with sleeves. . .your backside is pretty much exposed, and with the loads of fabric in the length, it could be a tripping hazard, especially for short little Snuggie owners. Basically, their claim to fame is that they are meant to be used while sitting on a sofa or chair that has a big back. :)
With all of that said. . .
"OOOOOH".....I said aloud......"I'm LOVIN' my Snuggie!!" That's when THE STONE RABBIT hopped up on the ottoman and joined me in watching my soap and a little Snuggie Love, too! :)
Brrrrr. . . this morning, as I finish the post, it is now 13 degrees!!! And YES, I'm wearing my PINK Snuggie! I have made steady PINK Snuggies Progress, too!
I have found that if I turn it around, like a robe, it keeps me warm while perched in my computer chair which doesn't have a big cushy back. PLUS, I've even learned that I can carefully hold up the bottom of it and make it into the kitchen for more coffee without having to take it on and off!
Something else I love. . . PINK SATURDAY!!! Kudos to our faithful hostess, Beverly, for making it happen for us every week!!
Please visit her blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND, for a loooooong list of other bloggers who have PINKS to share this week, too!!!
Keepin' warm in my PINK SNUGGIE.....DANA