WOW! It is cold here! Here being northwest Iowa and the meaning behind my blog title. Yes, we do live in IA, yes, my hubby is a pilot, yes we have two sweet daughters, and yes, somewhere in all that I occasionally practice my chosen occupation of nursing.
How cold is it? Well, I don't know the acual temp (who wants to be tortured with that information) but the minute you step outside and take a deep breath - which you do because the cold nearly knocks it out of you in the first place - all of your boogers automatically freeze up inside your nose and get real sharp and painful. I hate that phenomenon, but it has become my official standard by which Iowa coldness can be judged.
So why another blog? I didn't realize such a vast blog world existed - until of course I tried to pick out a clever name and address that had not already been taken - who knew? Not I. (We do live in Iowa, you know.) Over Thanksgiving my sister-in-law introduced me to her friend's blog - and I was impressed! What a great outlet for creativity, venting, humor and keeping lots and lots of memories. I have tried to scrapbook, and have not done too well , but I still have the desire to keep these memories fresh or bring them back to life down the road. No paper, no mess, no clean-up - just a handy-dandy blogspot. I can deal with that.
So, why am I so crazy as to start a blog over the holiday season? That is the bigger question. I think it is called procrastination. I can think of about a hundred other things I should be doing right now. But, it is nice and cozy here in my little corner of the basement - space heater on foot and hot chocolate in hand. The girls are actually playing Barbie's together very nicely- small miracle for today. Ahh, now this is what getting ready for Christmas should really be about...AND my boogers are nicely thawed.