Sunday, January 18, 2009

Help-I'm being held hostage by the worst winter ever!











Reading at the beach.



And that's where I'd like to be right now if I had my way.
Where would you like to be? Add what do you do to survive this kind of assault.Snow-shoeing? Lodge visits. If only I could.

ALSO: A Clarification of the Flash Challenge: My idea was that we would all post the flash pieces on February 10th. A bit of a long time, I guess but I'm still waiting on one or two paragraphs, plus I am a slow writer. Hope this is okay.

20 comments:

Rafe McGregor said...

Hi Patti,
Apologies for the late reply - I've been away for a week. Thanks for including "SH in Russia"; next time I'll send a cover image with the rest...
All the best,
Rafe

Charles Gramlich said...

No signs of glaciers moving your way yet, I hope.

George said...

I love the seasons so when we're in winter's icy grip--it was -15 last night--I love to hunker down to read big, fat books (like Jay Parini's PROMISED LAND: 13 BOOKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA) or watch DVDs (like POIROT: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION). When it gets warm, I'll do other things. For pure value, a trip to Las Vegas gives you the most bang for your buck: great food, wonderful shows. Just stay out of the casinos.

Barbara Martin said...

Patti, I bake treats to keep the chill away. The smell of cinnamon wafting in the air fits well with snow, ice and frigid air.

Ali Karim said...

Have a hot whisky, and then some lemon juice

And wrap up warm -


Ali

Lisa said...

When the arctic weather moves through I like to slow cook something, keep every light in the house on and music playing, just to create the illusion that I planned the whole thing...sort of a winter "stay-cation". I hope it warms up soon!

Cathy said...

The high pressure that's been putting your part of the country in a huge deep freeze has been giving me balmy weather here in Phoenix. Unfortunately I'm too selfish to offer to trade. I lived in snow and blizzard weather for 21 years. That was enough to make me turn in my shovel!

sandra seamans said...

Throw an extra log on the fire and curl up with a good book, a bowl of popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate.

And after much hair pulling, I've got my flash done, well, except for the tweaking and polishing. Looking forward to reading all the stories.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I can't believe the state of Michigan highways. One thing I always credited this state with was knowing how to handle snow. Perhaps money came into it though.
I got my wine and carrots, music and Money Shot, so I'm good.
I may never have mine done this time.

Anonymous said...

Bleah, Michigan in winter. Spent some time outside and my eye lids got frosted-- gazed up at the sky and it looked like there were icicles on the sun. Can't believe I used to enjoy snowmobiling, what the hell was I thinking?
Re; Feb 10th- works for me. After the Clarity Of Night piece maybe I can switch gears and write something where nobody gets bumped off in a gruesome manner...or maybe not.
John McAuley

pattinase (abbott) said...

Me. too. I am feeling decidedly less bloody of late.

Junosmom said...

I know exactly where I'd like to be: www.maho.org

Sepiru Chris said...

Hello Pattinase,

Well I went hiking up in the mountains where the monkey tribes roam, yesterday. So I have lots of ideas on how to beat the cold. Fly to Hong Kong.

Actually, I miss the cold. I miss cross-country skiing and and downhill skiing and snowshoeing and building snowforts to sleep in on winter expeditions.

I miss fires, and hot chocolate.

But the grass is truly greener, right now, on my side of the fence.

Mary said...

I share your weather living on Lake Erie. Actually this winter reminds me of those we had every year when I was growing up. Endless days of no sunshine, below zero temps and more and more snow. Right now my thermometer reads 8.1.

I get a lot of reading done this time of year. I've lived where its warm most the year and I did miss the seasons.

Barrie said...

I'm starting to feel guilty about living in San Diego!

debra said...

It has been quite a winter here on the Great Lakes, hasn't it.
I think this is like the winters of my childhood (my sister tells me so).
It's 4 degrees here right now. I am cold even with multiple layers. Even the dogs don't want to go out. So I will sit under my blanket and drink my tea.

Paul D.Brazill said...

Winter draws on, winter drawers on ...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Paul, that's funny. Allergic to wool makes keeping warm difficult. Too nervous to relax too.
Barrie-You should feel guilty. Our close friends are out there in LaJolla for the month and we are so jealous. I am glad for words from those sharing this winter.

Cormac Brown said...

I'll gladly trade your snow, for the heat we have now. Seriously, this drought stuff gets old and the unseasonable heat keeps me up (I have to sleep in the daytime because of the job).

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. I just checked out SF and that is weird, Cormac. Isn't it usually in the forties around now?