As you can see, there are ZERO degrees of separation this morning, which is better than the MINUS EIGHT at bedtime last night and I'm not factoring in windchill. Right now, I am wearing one of those nightgowns, along with a robe and very warm socks, but I shall soon be changing into something with a little more leg coverage.
This is so funny... My mother had extended an invitation for Super Bowl and I declined -- because of the cold, for one thing, but I also told her (because I knew that she would get it) that I planned to spend the day in my pajamas. So I was talking to one of my sisters on the phone yesterday and she asked about my plans for today and I told her about the all-day pajamas and she said, "Oh yeah, Mom told me that she's doing that, too!"
I ended up making scalloped potatoes and ham again last night, just as delicious as it was a couple of weeks ago. We had it with fresh bread from the machine which we spread with chopped kalamata olvies and olive oil. Yum. Tonight, I'm making Braised Pork Chops as seen on Martha Stewart (video here -- also a cute one here from Ellen) with delightful Biscuit Lady Carol Fay from Nashville's Loveless Cafe. I'll also be making biscuits, but not the biscuits, because that's a secret recipe. ; )
I started sewing up Coup d'Etat yesterday and am nearly ready to start side seams. I'm concerned that it's going to be tight under the arms -- perhaps the sleeves could have been bigger, perhaps I could have blocked them with a little more vigor -- I'll know later today. I'm thinking that I may end up knitting and sewing in some gussets.
I also worked on my Latvian Mitten! I'm working on the third braid and it was to the point where I was ripping back more than knitting, so it was time to put it down. There's progress, though, and I should be introducing the third color today. ; )
I had some news in regard to the situation to which I referred the other day and, while it is still quite serious -- and will be forever, for a lifetime -- it does not appear to be as devastating in some of the ways that had been feared. That's all I'm going to say on that. Good thoughts, always, of course; and thank you for yours.
Have a SUPER day, everyone!!