Wednesday, 2 January 2013

baby it's cold outside

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

That's right...  we've entered a brand new year.  The year is only a couple of days old.  And here in Nova Scotia...  on this second day of 2013...  baby it's cold outside.

A few days ago, Mother Nature decided to paint the world white.  She dumped a whole whack of the white stuff on us.  There was white stuff everywhere.  White stuff in the sky, white stuff on the ground, white stuff on the branches of the trees...  white stuff everywhere!  It was a world of white.  Nothing but white, white and more...  white!

The next day, everything was still white.  Well...  everything but my peep #1.  She went outside to shovel out the car and when she came back in, her cheeks were pretty red.  The woman came in lookin' like a frozen peepsicle.  She said it was cold out there.  I took her word for it.

Then yesterday, it snowed a little more.  But this time, instead of heavy old wet snow, Mother Nature gave us some light dry stuff.  The sun was shining and I headed out to inspect my garden...  my garden of snow.  It wasn't snowing anymore so I thought I wouldn't get snowed upon.  Boy, was I ever wrong.  The wind picked up and all that light dry snow got blown around.  I thought I was inside a snow globe or something.  A bunch of that snow ended up on me.  In my face and everything.  It was like it was snowin' all over again.  I made a hasty retreat inside.  The planned inspection was cancelled for the day.

Today, the sun is shining but the wind is blowing and it's a cold wind for sure.  Well, it's to be expected, I suppose.  I mean...  this is Canada and it is winter and all.  Canadian winters are supposed to be cold.  Right?  Least that's what I heard.

I haven't been outside today myself yet.  Needed to get this post up.  But every now and then I see peeps out walkin' on the street and they look like cold peeps.  They've pulled their hats way down and their jackets way up and they've covered all uncovered parts of their faces with gloved hands.  Not quite sure how they're even seein' where they're goin', to be honest.  They've covered up so much of their faces and all.  They really should grow fur, you know.  Much easier than all that outdoor gear, I should think. 

Haven't got a clue as to why those peeps are out there walkin' in the first place.  I know...  peeps think walkin' is good for them.  Well, not so great if you come home frozen...  frozen like a peepsicle.  It could happen.  Like I said, it's cold out there.  Plus, there's this business about them coverin' up their faces so much they can't see where they're going.  I keep expecting to see peeps colliding out there on the street. 

Here's one for the math books...  If peep A leaves his house at nine o'clock and travels east at three miles an hour and peep B also leaves his house at nine but travels west at four miles an hour, at what point will the two peeps collide in the middle of street?  Hmmm...  easy answer.  When they meet.  Whenever and wherever they meet they will collide 'cause, like I said, they can't see where they're goin'!  MOUSES!!! 

Unless it warms up out there today, I'm gonna stay inside.  The garden is still covered in the white stuff so really, inspections aren't all that necessary.  I suppose I could inspect the plants in the sunroom a bit.  There are some amaryllis in bloom.  They're not white though.  They were supposed to be white.  Well, some of them were supposed to be white.  Some were supposed to be white while others were supposed to be red but some ol' peep in the amaryllis factory was colour blind or something and all of my peep's ones turned out to be red.  She's not very happy 'bout this.  I've been hearing a whole lot of grumbling on the subject.  Almost as much grumbling as there is snow outside.  And did I mention how we have a lot of snow? 

Hmmm...   You know...  Mother Nature painted the world white with all that snow.  Maybe she could paint the peep's red amaryllis white.  Wonder if she has any amaryllis paint...  any white amaryllis paint.  I should ask her.  I'll see if I have her e-mail address or something.  I'll Google her.  Surely there must be some contact information for Mother Nature somewhere...  She might even have her own blog or something.  You never know.

35 comments:

  1. Oh Nerissa, sounds like you do need to stay in that warm house. Makes us shiver just reading about all the cold snow. We sure don't want you to have frozen paws. Take care.

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  2. It's cold here too! We hope you stay warm.

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  3. Guess what - when Mother Nature was thru with you, she visited here. Or, wait a minute, since we live west - she must have been here first and we passed it on to you. he he - we always share with our friends.

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  4. Yeah, that looks like good staying-in weather to me!

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  5. Me and Mommy slept thru all the New Years stuff but we DID wanna apologize for not being here in a long time. My favorite human brother is still very sick so mommy gone a lot. She will try harder to visit..

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  6. oooooh looks pretty,we have damp weather:( xx Speedy

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  7. Happy New Year! The Snow looks nice but it´s så cold. Nosbuff

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  8. Oh boy, I bet snow would be fun. I would run and sniff a lot. :)

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  9. It was 11deg; F here this morning--in the high desert! Brr! We've gotten dust but no good amounts of snow.

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  10. Well, I didn't mean to hit publish with the non-existent degree symbol!

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  11. oh you poor thing! I don't like snow.. I've seen it when I was little and I would rather see sand between my toes.

    I agree that humans need to grow fur coats, it would be a lot easier than that outside gear that's heavy.

    Stay warm sweetie. =^..^=

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  12. Please stay indoors next to the fire. Mama didn't know you're from Nova Scotia - that's one of the places on her bucket list :)

    Pawhugs,
    Emma and Buster

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  13. It's bitter cold here too....keep warm...happy new year!

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  14. dood...iz we havin a nite mare while we bee awake ore iz we seein de B werd on yur page bak ground

    thatz rite

    BURD

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    1. Oh yeah... sorry 'bout that. That's a hummer. purrs

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  15. Lots and lots of snow. Us too!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  16. We havent had that white stuff yet, and we hope we dont. We cant go out then to play with mousies.

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  17. Hmm, I believe you can find an answer for the red/white flower situation in literature.. (ok, movie too!) Instead of paint the roses red, paint the amaryllis white! All you need now is an animated deck of cards...

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  18. That snow looks very pretty. But, I can only imagine the work involved in shoveling, etc. Plus the cold. Brrrrr. You are lucky to be inside, nice and toasty.

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  19. Nerissa,
    Mes is with yous! Me has not even stuck my nose near the door since the snow falled. Kozmo, however is a few clowns short of a circus and he has been outside at least once a day (even if only for a half hour)
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. A few clowns short of a circus... LOVE THAT! purrs

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  20. If there's white all over the whole outside world, why does the Peep need the amaryllis need to be white also? That's just crazypants! Red is good.

    It's 47 here right now. Want to come over?

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  21. Nutty upside down world we have, we are sweltering with tomorrow forecast 43c (109F) and everything is going yellow and brown ... Mother Nature constantly reminds us she is in charge xxx's

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  22. What a good idea about contacting mother nature!! When you do could you put a word in to her for me? We would like more snow and sun and much less rain! Thanks pal

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  23. Please send some snow my way - snoooow jealous BOL:-)

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  24. Happy new year Nerissa!

    Hugs from

    Pernille

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  25. Happy New Year! Gracie, Benjamin Bunny, and I hope that the weather warms up for you soon. But at least it is pretty outside.

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  26. I was glad to hear you gotted some sunpuddles today, Nerissa. Even if they are cold ones! XOXOXO

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  27. Oh Nissy! How EMBARRASSING! As you know my Mom has been sick with the flu crud and only today are we finally catching up with everybody's bloggies! Much to my chagrin I see my blog for today Jan. 5 has the SAME TITLE AS THIS BLOG OF YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!! Well, it just proves what I always thought - you and I are connected - yep - brothers of the heart or something like that. I'm sorry we used the same "BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE" theme but then again - no surprise. Besides, it IS cold outside isn't it!!!!

    Kitty Hugs and Apologies, Sammy

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    1. No need to apologize, my friend. You know what they say... GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! purrs

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  28. Yo, Nerissa, Buddy! How's tricks up there in the frozen environs of Nova Scotia?? Once, about 35 years ago, the Human says there was some snow in SF that stayed on the ground for awhile, long enough for the students to build a tiny snowman. And that's about it for snow in these parts!

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  29. Hey Nissy, it is my great shame that I did not visit you before now. You are very, very special to me and Mom Linda, we luvluvluv you blog. We are just flat out behind. You write so well, so engaging...you are a book waiting to happen, we swear! Dude seriously, where do you come up with this stuff...Mom is laughing her whatever off!! The white vs red amyrillis and what Mom Nature could have done to make it all work out this time of year...one for the gardening books for sure

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  30. do you get my comments? they disappear, nothing says "saved for approval"...wringing worried paws

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  31. Nerissa, I don't like snow. It's to cold and to... white. But I like footprints in the snow :)

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