"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Baby It's Cold Outside
As this morning dawned, it was cold and our thermometer was reading 34 degrees. Can we say brrrr?
We had started our furnace last night because we had grands spending the night and the house was cold. After breakfast, I ran a quick errand and it really wasn't as cold out as it was yesterday; possibly because there wasn't a moistness to the air. It was comfortable for me wearing a turtleneck and sweater; so I thought I'd be safe for dog training if I added a waterproof, windbreaker. By the time I climbed out of my car at the trainers, I knew I was in trouble. Did I think to bring my snow jacket, that I pulled out yesterday, or gloves and a hat? No, didn't think I'd need them; big mistake. I wasn't there very long before I noticed it had begun to snow. The trainer asked if I was o.k. and I said sure-another mistake, I was at that moment but it would get colder. It began to snow in earnest and the trainers daughter began to ask if her mom would cut the class short. Her mom agreed but kept us going just a few more exercises. My little Hunter was cold and didn't like the idea of sitting on the wet ground. We did cut the class short, thankfully, because by then it was coming down. I got him in the car and cranked up the heat; mid way home he stopped whining. I got my hair dryer out when we got home and dried off his paws and legs. Lesson learned-be prepared for the snow and cold; next time I will have ample clothes in my car and a little parka for him. The trainer said in the future we will train in her garage and I'm thankful for that. Our last dog, Reggie, didn't go out on walks due to his arthritis so I didn't go walking too much when it was this cold; however training needs to continue regardless of the weather but I may just stick to the back yard. The bushes and tree in the photo was so pretty this morning, before the snow started, that I had to get a pic to share with you.
I hope you have a very comfortable day today-neither too hot nor too cold.
Enjoy your weekend. Noreen & Hunter
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.