When the temperatures drop double digits BELOW zero here in the Northland of Wisconsin you never hear people talking about it much. It doesn't seem like any big deal to us! Good grief.... it's not because our brains are frozen... at least some of us.... LOL! It's because we've lived through what I think was a record set a few years back. The temperature actually dropped to 60 degrees BELOW zero here! Any body remember that?
All I will tell you is that I was out and about that night. Yes indeed. Maybe for lack of brains or frozen ones I don't know which. We laugh about it now. I'd like to believe I'm a little wiser in my old age and if the temps are predicted anywhere near zero let alone below, I make plans to not venture beyond the warmth of the wood stove and my electric heated studio!
At 7:00 am this morning when Dave went out to start his truck to go to work the thing sounded like he was trying to stab it with a knife! LOL! The engine groaned and groaned and when it finally turned over he said it sounded like one of those old time noon sirens that small towns around here still have. ( Rice Lake used to have one). They wind up to a high screaming pitch then wind down... and down.. slowly through all the octaves.
His poor truck is getting on up in years too so I can't blame it for screaming out in protest this morning when it would rather have stayed put to slowly unthaw in the morning sunshine.
So..... feeling kind of chilly already?! LOL!
I have something that might warm you up a bit!
The little warm and wooley heart in the photo above is a little hooked heart pin that wants to arrive in your mail box! I've been hooking these little things these past few days and I've offered a few for sale last Friday over on Primitive Handmades Mercantile. This little gray one is so cute! The back is lined with red wool!
If you leave a comment and a way to reach you if you don't have a blog I'd like to put your name in the hat to win this little guy!
I want to have a more substantial give-away soon but thought this would be fun to pop in the mail and you'd get it in a day or two!
I'll pick a name Tues. or Wed.
You can wear it near your heart or on your sleeve! LOL!
Or sit it on a shelf!!
From warm heart... to cold hands...