Forgive me for being shallow. We had a knock-down, drag-out, how in the world did Laura Ingalls ever survive one good old Iowa blizzard here this past weekend. Granted, I can't complain too much. It has been relatively mild here all things considered. To have our first major snow in the middle of December is really a pretty good thing. We are that much closer to spring.
But along with the snow came lots of cold and since it has been fairly decent - this cold seems a little jarring to the system. I just haven't gotten used to it yet. And you do get used to it. We are talking single digits and below right now, but come early March, mid- thirties and forties will feel like a veritable heat wave.
This fall we got a new (read slighly used) car - a Chevy HHR. It's pretty fun to drive, better than the old mini-van, gets 31 miles to the gallon on road trips to OK, but the very best feature which I love more than I ever thought I could love a selling feature on a car is the REMOTE START. I can stand at the back door of the hospital, lock the doors, push the little start thingy on the key fob and ta-da! I chit-chat with the girls in RT for a couple minutes then walk out to my nice warm car. It's a beautiful thing. Now, if I can only buy a house with a remote cleaning option.