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I've listened to Tingstad & Rumbel Christmas music for years. I love it. Right now it's what's playing on Spotify. With all the snow we've had, it is the perfect music for today.
Earlier today, when I took the dogs out at 6:15 AM (yes, because they still think it's 7:15 AM), I was thinking how thankful I am to have warm clothes to wear in our long winter months.
When I was a kid (get ready for this), we had black boots with metal buckles. We wore our shoes inside our boots and had to put plastic bread bags on our shod feet before sliding them into the boots. If we didn't do that, the boots would be really tough to get on and off. Also, we had wool mittens. They kept our hands warm until we got snow on them. We ended up with cold, red, nearly-frozen fingers, and when we went into the house, we'd hang the soaked mittens above the oil burner to dry. I still remember the smell of that wet wool as it got hot from the stove. Hm. I suppose that's what wet sheep smell like.
And you thought I had forgotten about him.
He's the 'real' Muker.
I don't remember ever feeling really warm outdoors (in the winter) when I was a kid, but we still played outdoors a lot. Built forts, went skating, etc.
I know I've posted this photo before, but thought I'd bring it back for a rerun on this cold, pre-winter day.
1. Wolverine hikers
2. Down-filled coat
3. Down-filled hood
4. Thick polar fleece hat
5. Ear Muffs (to wear over the hat)
7. My cute little flip phone that's been replaced by a smartphone
8. Cuddle Duds long johns
9. Wigwam Merino Wool Sox
10. Denim jeans
Fill it and they will come.
First guest at the feeder.
View from the deck today
It's not going anywhere.
It's not going anywhere.
So here I am, feeling rather melancholy on this cold day, but I know it's mostly the Tingstad & Rumbel Effect.
Back to winter memories, do you have any childhood winter memories that come to mind?
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