Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Warm Blanket

 January is a home month, isn't it?  It's quite freezing all over the USA.  Yesterday my classroom hovered around 58 degrees.  I didn't want to complain because when it's too hot, I don't have much zip.  One girl said, "I am still a little sick, so I need to get my big jacket from my locker."  The kids aren't allowed to wear their coats in class, so I wrapped her up in a quilt.  Funny.  I hope it is warmer today.  We have quilts and comforters everywhere in our house.  I'd like to be home and at school, so I could drink tea and bundle up with coziness.  
 Have you noticed that many people feel a little distraught in January?  I'm thinking we all need some bulbs to force on our window sills, a few lambs and bunnies around to remind us of Easter, glorious Easter,  and a seed catalog or two.
If we ever consider buying OURSELVES flowers, now is the time.  Buy some for someone else, too.  I'm sure you can spot a weary looking lamb who needs a lift.  Are you dreaming of your spring and summer garden yet? Order from the friendly seed catalogs.  Pay those businesses back for gifting us with such lovely flowery views, just when we need them.

I watched Downton Abbey on pbs.org.  The actors looked cold.  I've watched the sixth season of Doc Martin and I've noticed that the wind blows a lot on location, in Port Isaac.  I wish warmth for my UK friends.  
When my mom had surgery years ago, she remembers how great it felt to be covered in a heated blanket just after the operation.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to cover people in that sort of warmth and comfort today?  People might see you coming and think, "Here comes a warm blanket."  


M.K. said...

Yes, it is a month to be at home, warm and safe. I like winter. It feels so quiet, peaceful, all the brouhaha over, a clean year before you. I like the light, the sky, the crisp air. Down here, we can do so much outdoors in january that we can't do much of the year b/c of the heat and mosquitoes. But right now the cold keeps us indoors. Don't you love snuggling down into bed under several old blankets, after a long day? I do.

Elizabethd said...

There's nothing like a warm quilt over the knees in the evening!
Port Isaac is a very blustery seaside village indeed!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

It's very cold here today--14 degrees right now with an expect high of 25--but since it's only for today, I'm enjoying it with thoughts of quilts and hot tea. I still have a lot of New Year's energy--it's February when I start to slump. Fortunately, I have a big garden to plan, and I hope that will keep me cheered up.

Stay warm, dear Pom!


Denise said...

I sometimes wished I lived in really cold weather.Out here in Southern CA. it's very nice and in the 70s during the day at night it goes in the 50s.I just stopped by to let You know I love the photo of Your self and the wall paper.....just darling!

Lisa Richards said...

What a disturbing moment when I checked my blog list and you weren't there!! I had done some deleting of a few blogs on my blog roll (nothing personal, just blogs that I don't really visit) and must have deleted your by accident. Aaaahhh!

But you're back now and I'm getting my fill of your homey, warm thoughts! Thanks for being you, Pom!

Stay warm and thanks for the reminder to watch some pbs.org!


ann said...

It's Stock Show time, the only thing that happens in January worth mentioning, and of course it should be cold to keep the livestock comfortable. They have their own furry coats. 58 seems hardly livable, let alone academic. Yes, go buy some pretty flowers and good tea.

Farm Girl said...

Oh so nice to read you, because you always make me warm inside.
I do hope it is a bit warmer in your class room.
I suppose that I would like to be thought of a warm blanket rather than a wet one. :)
Have a lovely day and stay warm,

TexWisGirl said...

hope you can stay warm! and well!

Kezzie said...

Awwww, I like that you wrapped the child up! Seed catalogues, yes, I especially love looking at the veg!!! X

Fat Dormouse said...

keep warm, dear Pompom. England is having windy stormy weather, & the US is struggling with the terrible cold. Here in our corner of France the weather is grey but mild...but I still like my hottie bottle, and my heated back warmer. Your blog is always like a warm homely blankie...I love it!

Sherry said...

It's even cold in Alabama today! My husband's fuel gelled in his diesel truck this morning and quit on him because it was so cold ~ 4 degrees in Alabama! Thankfully, he was still on our road and our son went and pulled his truck back home.

I love looking at seed catalogs this time of year. I got my first one of the season through the mail yesterday.

I just got back from Hobby Lobby where I bought myself some bright spring-looking flowers for the dining table and I bought an LED candle to brighten up the house.

magsmcc said...

Oh PP, is this possibly your most quintessential post? I suspect so! You are that blanket xx

It's Just Dottie said...

Smiles. Your post make me feel so good .

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

My kids returned to school with temps at 11 degrees...for our part of Texas, that is cold.
I love that thought, someone saying here comes a warm blanket. That will stay with me.

Debi said...

Our weather has been extremely cold... wind chills of -30. I'm so glad that I don't have to go out in it unless I really have to or want to! Stay warm!

wayside wanderer said...

Awe, very sweet word picture!

GretchenJoanna said...

You have a lot of good ideas! I'm planning to stop by Trader Joe's tomorrow and I think I will get some flowers! Since I took down the tree and removed the greenery and berries, the place does need some living color.
It hadn't occurred to me that January was home month -- though I surely would LIKE it to be! Today I didn't go anywhere in my car all day, and I got so much done. I even staked those sweet peas that have been waiting for it for a couple of months.
What I think about January is that it should be Wood Fire Month, and we've had two whole days in a row when we were allowed to burn, so that is making me very happy and cozy.

libbyquilter said...

you, Pom Pom, are as comforting as a warm blanket~!


melanie said...

In these cold months leading to Spring, I like to watch Lark Rise To Candleford, as it is always sunny there, and reminds me of the lovely sunny country walks, that in a few short months, we'll be able to take :) x

Attic Clutter said...

oh chilly
feel better soon Pom(:)
love the black n white checked wall

Heather L. said...

Wow your classroom sounds like our house a few days ago. Hard to work in those conditions. Yes, January is a good time for flowers. I'll have to keep my eye out......more snow is coming down as I type!!!

Maggie said...

I think some people find January a bit depressing because Christmas is over and a long winter is yet to come. You're right we ought to buy flowers or add little touches to brighten up our homes. I've always got a quilt or blanket wrapped around me but then I have in the summer too! We're away to the sun for a few weeks soon and I'm trying to plan some outings for when we come back so it's not so dreadful! It won't stop raining here at the moment. Take care xx

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi PomPom, I'm sending some sunshine your way to keep you and your students warm especially this brrr...very cold Month of January on your part of the continent. I shouldn't complain if the heat for I know being cold isn't pleasant at all. Hope you are not too affected with Polar vortex. Hopefully, as I heard on the news there will be some change soonish. Thank you for your visit and yes I miss all my blog friends. I had such a long break. But glad to be back. I'll be sharing some holiday pix soon.

Have. Good weekend,


Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

And I do love Doc Martin too. Somehow the new series hasn't been aired here in OZ.

Take care,