Blue Week

Blue Week

We are in for a frigid week ahead. I think this is Blue Week, not Blue Monday! Of course there will be no time to sit around feeling blue this week, keeping warm is going to be all that occupies our minds and our time. Attila will be extremely busy with firewood; three firings a day will be mandatory, plus a daily fire in the little cast iron wood stove downstairs, to keep the pipes from freezing. That is almost 200 pounds of firewood a day, for the next four days. He can get started on all that after he clears the rest of the snow in the driveway tonight!

I am not posting a picture of the snow, same old, same old, only there is lots of new.

I do not envy Attila having to work outside this week. Lots of comfort food will be needed! That is where I come into the picture. I do comfort food very well.

Worldly Distractions


Date: 12:00 PM EST Monday 20 January 2014
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 100.9 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -17.7°C
Dewpoint: -21.9°C
Humidity: 70%
Wind: NNW 17 km/h
Wind Chill: -27

As if the weather above isn’t bad enough, take a look at what we can expect for the rest of the week!

Tue 21 Jan Mainly sunny
High -18°C
Low -29°C
Wed 22 Jan Sunny
High -18°C
Low -31°C
Thu 23 Jan A mix of sun and cloud
High -20°C
Low -26°C
Fri 24 Jan Chance of flurries 60%
High -12°C
Low -31°C


“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
Irish Proverb


  1. Thanks Wendy, so far so good. Little snow and light wind to go with the cold snap, so I have my fingers crossed we will keep your hydro through the cold snap. If not, the propane camping stove will get dragged out and put to use.

  2. Soup! I love soup with homemade bread and some cheese. Attila froze a bit of the beef and barley soup, the turkey soup, and the ciambotte. Now all we have to do is take the mason jar out of the freezer and place it near the hearth for a a few hours, and there we have it, dinner! I hope you don’t get too much snow Bex!

  3. Just getting back from a camping trip in central California and now reading about snow. You guys are a hardy breed. Attila must have a lot of muscles. Moving 800 pounds of firewood sounds like a pretty amazing feat.

  4. Your camping trip sounds wonderful! Attila is of medium build, but he has developed real stamina working out of doors, and then when he gets home. I had to move the wood one winter for four or five weeks after he had a hernia operation, and I thought I was going to collapse! He has to eat non-stop to keep his energy levels up, which he enjoys, so there is a bright side.

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