WINTER RULES! My World And Welcome To It!
FRIDAY the 17th of JANUARY, and it was a day totally lacking in any hint of warmth. Unbelievably, I woke up at five and I felt as if I was sleeping in an igloo! So I called my faithful companion and coaxed her into my bedroom and onto my bed. She snuggled against my legs and feet and soon they thawed out. It took her about 30-second to fall asleep and start snoring. Naturally, I soon followed her.
We slept in until the alarm went off at nine. I got up and checked the remote external thermometer to discover that it was 13F out. Wish I had known that before I got out of bed. I had set the alarm because I was scheduled for a lunch meeting with a bunch of guys who went to high school with me. You would have thought that a bunch of well-educated older gentlemen would have had enough sense to choose a day that was a bit warmer for their lunch gathering. So I cleaned up, got dressed, and braved the chilling winter winds. Mlle. Renee went back to bed, and she had never even gone to high school.
The lunch was scheduled at the original Pasta House restaurant in University City and we spent two and a half hours mostly talking with eating in between. Then when we broke up, I stopped at a bakery and picked up some winter comfort food to take home.There’s really nothing better to eat on cold winter days than hearty, fresh-bake multi-grain bread with strawberry jam and a mug of hot cocoa. Also while waiting for my Metro bus to take me home I took this picture of an endlessly long and graffiti emblazened freight train.
And when I got home, the temp had almost reached 20 F and the snow was still falling.
And that was my totally chilling winter’s day.
Posted on January 17, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT! and tagged cold weather, fresh baked bread, high school buddies, Memories, Mlle. Renee, origami, photography, winter. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.