Good morning. Brrrrr! It's cold here. At the moment, it is 0 degrees. It wasn't really too bad until around 3:30 a.m. this morning when it started getting really cold. Even Pogo decided that it was too cold and time to crawl under the blankets with Mommy. Body heat helps to keep it warmer beneath the blanket. Today is supposed to get up into the mid teens with snow tonight.
I may not go out today to do any errands. Instead I may wait until tomorrow when the temperature is supposed to reach 33F. We have a winter weather advisory in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday. I may have to go back into hibernation mode until Saturday.
As much as I crab about the snow and the cold, there is quite a lot of beauty in the winterscapes. I took these photos of my trees this past weekend while it was snowing. The first photo is my Red Japanese Maple, and the second photo shows some of my gentle giants.
Last night I put a few more rows on the blue afghan, and now there are only four more rows to go to finish it off. I'll most likely do that later today. I think I've definitely decided on taking the pattern and some yarn for a poncho with me to work on in Florida.
I usually pack a box of things to mail to myself in Florida, but this year I think I'll pack a second, smaller, suitcase instead. The cost for the second suitcase is about the same as the cost of mailing the box. I may just pack the box and take it to the Post Office to make sure of the price.
Or the other thing that I could do is to mail the box to Florida, and buy another suitcase while I'm in Florida to bring my extra things home in. I'll have to give this some thought. Isn't it wonderful to have such trifling things to worry about? haha.
The other thing that I'm concerned about is the weather in the Carolinas and Georgia. My Audrey will be driving from Virginia to Florida, so I'm hoping that this wicked Southern Winter weather will take a break so that she will have a safe journey.
How about the rest of the Presidential tid-bits? Do you know who was the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms, and that he rejected two-thirds of the bills that Congress sent him? If you guessed Grover Cleveland, you're right.
Or how about the highest jumping president, who set a record at West Point that lasted for 25 years. He was also on the record books for a speeding ticket he received while on his horse. Hmmm, I do believe that this was Ulysses S. Grant.
Guests may have had to reconsider before attending any of this president's parties. He served no refreshments, banned dancing at the White House and hymns were the only music he allowed. My goodness, such a party animal! Did you guess James K. Polk? Well then, you're right.
And finally, when this president approached, all the servants jumped into closets. He required the help to be "invisible", but he allowed his son's two pet alligators to wander the White House freely. Of course, this was none other than Herbert Hoover.
I've enjoyed these tid-bits, so I may just pick up a couple of books to read up on more of this interesting trivia. Learning can be such fun, and I love learning new things. Well that's about all the news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be warm and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.