We hardly ever get snow here in the South. Flurries were in the forecast for last night, but we didn't see any. The mountains of North Georgia got snow, but we got wind and cold temps. Now all my northern friends don't laugh, but we don't handle the cold, snow, and ice too well here in Georgia. Just the mention of any of the above, and the grocery store shelves become empty really fast and folks rush to the home improvement stores for heaters, generators, and such.
On Sunday evening our local schools were called off for the next two days. Not from snow or ice but because we are going to have temps, in the single digits. The winds are going to make it even colder.
So,,,, what did we do here at the home place to prepare for this cold heading our way? I decided it was time to change out the great room. If you remember our great room has looked this way for quite some time.
The sofa was behind the coffee table against the wall. Well with the cold spell heading our way, I decided I wanted to move the sofa closer to the fireplace and make the room more cozy for winter.
Yes, I love it. So much warmer sitting in front of the fireplace. A perfect place to wrap in a blanket and read a good book or stitch on a cold, windy, day in Georgia.
On the wall where the couch was located this is what I put there.
Darbee Rae was so excited. We now have a place to color and play board games. Will be a good spot for coffee and cake after supper too.
Borrowed this bench from the kitchen,
This lamp gives of a soft light as you enter from the front door.
I wasn't the only one preparing for the cold weather. Mr. P. made sure everything was wrapped, and ready. The cars were checked for antifreeze, the furnace filter changed and ready and plenty of wood up on the carport.
The pantry is stocked with plenty of comfort food ingredients waiting to be prepared in the kitchen.
Do you have certain foods that you associate with winter time? We love chili, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, and cabbage soup with cornbread.
So what do you do when it is soooo cold outside? Well tomorrow I plan to stay inside, sit on my sofa, and work on a few craft items. Supper will be in the crock pot, house is clean, and I am going to snuggle in. But today I met Holly and Darbee Rae and we ate Japanese for lunch. When we came out of the restaurant, I think the temps. had fallen 20 degrees from the time we went in. No, not really but the wind had started blowing and it would take your breath. I think it was too cold to shop, even for Holly and Darbee Rae. We hurried to their house where it was warm and I watched Holly play on her new embroidery machine.
It is so neat, and I really love to watch. Everything is computerized. I can't wait to get some things done for myself. She made this for me today to show me how it will applique. Think she did a great job don't you?
Well, I know we are all in a deep freeze, so all of you that have it so much worse than we do here at the home place, please be careful and stay warm. I so feel for all the elderly, and the homeless people. There are many families who have come upon rough times and their babies my be cold also. Let's be thankful for our warm homes and send up a prayer for those less fortunate.
Until next time.