Sunday, January 01, 2006

Frozen


Perspective is a wonderful thing, especially as it applies to issues of temperature.

Within the general environment, a below-zero temperature is often perceived as miserable. We pull on extra sweaters, thick coats and as much wool as we can find. Then we gripe about it to ourselves as we leave the house and share it with friends and colleagues throughout the day.

Yet we willingly open the freezers at the supermarket and pull out oversize tubs of ice cream. We smile while doing so despite the fact that said tubs of ice cream more often than not numb the tips of our fingers before we drop them into the cart and quickly head for the checkout lane. Can't let it melt, after all.

I find myself thinking of ice cream as I scan the snowy scene around my house. It puts the whole frozen thing into its proper perspective and reminds me that extreme cold isn't always the depression-driver it's cut out to be.

Your turn:
What brings you comfort when the temperature dips?

16 comments:

Terry said...

Growing up in NS it was old fashioned wood stoves. It was always nice coming inside after being out in the freezing cold and having a solid wall of heat hit you. Happy New year Carmi!

Shelli said...

Laying on my couch with a warm blanket, a fluffy pillow and my kitty snuggled in with me.

kontan said...

apple pie spiced cider, caramel macchiato, curl up by a warm fire with a good book

Thumper said...

Homemade vegetable soup, hot chocolate, and two warm kitties on my lap (if they're not fighting...)

Mrs. Fun said...

well, our dip is 55 degrees. doesn't get much colder than that here.
but i love coffee and a muffin in front of the fireplace. With the front door open so the house doesn't get too hot.

puremood said...

My husband! :)

Happy New Year, Carmi

Plain Jane said...

Warm blankets, a good book and the she-hellions piled up around me. *smile*

Happy New Year's Carmi!

surcie said...

When it's cold and snowy, we like pull our boy around the backyard in the sled, hang out in our den and watch movies, eat homemade soup. . .I'm getting ready to move to a town that'll see little if any snow. I'm going to miss it! But at least I'll have the beach.

WendyWings said...

We have a Waterford woodstove in our big living room area, I love to sit by it with a throw over me and read a good book late at night.
Happy New Year , Michele sent me today

Tammy said...

Moving to Florida brought me comfort from the cold!

No, really, when I was in Vermont, I loved hot chocolate when it was cold. And sitting by the woodstove (or the fireplace, when I was growing up).

Michele sent me....I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday! :)

kenju said...

Hot food, hot coffee/tea/ a warm blanket or comforter, a good book in front of an open fire, my 2 cats on my lap (no need for a heating pad)!!

Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Carmi!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Carmi, dear..
Happy New Year...

A warm fire...A Lovely Hot Chocolate...Flannell Sheets...

Here from Michele tonight...
I wish yiu everything you wush for yourself in 2006! So happy I met you through this incredible phenomenom known as blogging...You are a lovely lovely man, Carmi!!

YellowRose said...

For me it's comfy pj's, a polar fleece blanket, a cup of coffee with some wonderful flavor creamer, and a good book or movie with the fireplace roaring! Now that's heaven! :)

Here via Michele's!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

My mum's homemade veggie soup! Yum!

Knockoff said...

I tend to drink more tea, the colder it gets. I just picked up a variety box of Tazo, although my favorite warm-me-up tea is just plain old decaf. :)
Happy New Year, Carmi!!!

Plumkrazzee said...

My Smart Wool socks, my fleece blankie, lots of candles and a good movie.