Today it was 20 degrees--we are expecting a warming trend.
Yesterday it was 10 degrees. It felt colder today.
Yesterday we had sun and no wind. Today we had no sun and a breeze, and probably the reason for it to feel worse!
I had to go to Walmart and get some supplies today. I rarely shop on Sunday--only in an emergency situation---I considered this an emergency. 1 can of cat food left. No milk for me. No lunch meat for noontime sandwiches. 1/2 bottle of Diet Pepsi.
No whole milk in Walmart! How can that be! The manager said they had a lot of customer's yesterday and must have purchased all the whole milk.
"That seems odd. There is always racks and racks of it in the cooler behind the front shelves."
"Well, the one percent and the two percent have vitamin D in them, so they are good for you."
"I'm not worrying about the vitamin D," I said. "I'm concerned with the taste. Those other ones taste like the milk has been watered down."
He was not sympathetic.
Then I went looking--no typing paper, no greeting card envelopes, no filter for the air cleaner--all I normally buy there and....worse of all? No Marie Callander frozen cherry pie!!
I was going to go across the street to the Meijer store to get what Walmart was out of, but by the time I got the groceries in the trunk, I was miserably cold.
I should have gone to Meijer to begin with!!
The Climb Cart Karen gave me for Christmas really helps when I get home. Just 3 trips to get everything in from trunk to kitchen. Hauling them, 2 bags at a time, would take me 6-7 trips.
I mailed out the genealogy I had finished on Friday and started a new one on Saturday.
Already I have managed to get 9 generations back. This one is unusual. This family is pure Dutch.
Usually there is a predominant nationality in a family, but I have never done one where the nationality on both sides is the same. There isn't an Englishman, or Irishman, or German in the lot. At least so far.
This is why I find genealogy so fascinating.
I am trying to get some sort of schedule written down. I am becoming overwhelmed with the way my house is such a mess. I can't just get motivated in my mind and figure out what to do and when to do it, I need a list!!
A definite schedule with times and duties. It probably wouldn't hurt if I got up an hour earlier. Then spend an hour on FaceBook, then 2 hours on the genealogy, then lunch and Soap and at 2:00, housework. At this time of year, the sun comes directly in these windows and I can't really see my monitor from 11:00 to 3:00-4:00, so that would give me a 2 hour window to do housework. Then I can work on the genealogy in the evening--if there isn't a basketball game on, of course. LOL
We are expecting 2-4" of snow tonight and then warmer temps. 47 degrees on Thursday? Time to get my shorts and T-shirts out. HAH!!
We have set records--it has never been this cold for this long a period. 15 days under 20 degrees. I love winter, but I am soooooooo ready for some above freezing temps.