Frozen Friday 5: Better cliches

January 5, 2018

It’s cold here. This is highly unacceptable and I am wearing a hat in my own living room. My rings are spinning around my shriveled fingers. The only reason my feet aren’t in misery is because they are underneath 3 blankets and 82 pounds of dog.

Via WTForecast.

Not only was WM’s school closed for two days, but TNP let us work from home for those two days. I cannot get warm. When’s Memorial Day?

Shirt by from Zulilly. Wings by PJ Whelihans.

Murphy is LOVING the cold. He wants to be outside all the time. He lies in the snow, oblivious. When we call him inside, he immediately sits by the door, wanting to go back out. I try to explain to him the new NJ law that our neighbors can call the cops on us for leaving him outside for 31 minutes with our back door shut, but he thinks that while the law is well-meaning, it’s
a bit of an overreach, especially since different breeds of dogs are differently suited for cold weather. Murphy is a pretty observant pup. If only he’d stop chewing my stuff.

My Ollie wants NO parts of the cold. He trots out to the grassline, does his business and comes right back. That’s my boy.

Before I go upstairs and boil water to dump down my shirt, here’s the Friday Five. This week’s theme is Better Cliches. (I’d look for the correct accented e for that but I already had a finger fall off due to indoor frost.) Let’s get to it!

1. What’s something you really never forget how to do?

I’m drawing a blank, so I’m turning to WM who says:

Scrambling an egg. Once you scramble an egg you’ll never go hungry again. Unless you don’t have eggs.

(We currently have a dozen and a half in the fridge. We don’t like to be hungry.)

2. What really has charms to soothe the savage breast?

FACT: I always thought that was savage beast. Forty years of misreading. Wow. Now that I know the actual wording, my answer is Lush Dream Cream. It’s great for savagely dry skin.

3. What really makes the world go ’round?

Despite what’s on the news, I think most people’s desire to make this a better place is what keeps the world spinning.


4. What really makes the heart grow fonder?

Really, truly, being listened to and having your feelings and opinions acknowledged.

5. What’s really the sincerest form of flattery?

A sincere “thank you for your contribution!”

I’m going to try to NOT go out this weekend. Someone poke me when it gets to be 30 degrees again.

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  • Denise January 6, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hysterical! I, too, am sporting a headcovering IN the house. Hood of hoodies up since last Monday.

  • Cindy Dauer January 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    It was supposed to be warmer today but we got additional wind to make up for it. Grr! Luckily both my dogs are fine with the cold. Even the before-work walks in near dark, at -6 (twice recently)! In addition, though they are only about 20 lbs each, they do help warm up the bed. 🙂

  • Cindy Dauer January 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Also! The Hate Has No Home Here icon is a great thing for the sidebar and I was inspired by yours to add one to mine.