January 25th, 2005



It's bloody cold here. This morning when I drove to work it was -7C, and even though the sun has been shining for TWO SOLID DAYS, it's been below zero for most of it. Anders is a walking furnace and so are my children so they never seem to notice the cold in the house, but I can't seem to stay warm, and it's not the fault of the house apparently, it's just ME. Especially when I'm sitting still working at the computer. I sometimes feel my hands and feet will fall off they get so cold. I've tried typing with gloves on, but it doesn't really work, and even layering up doesn't help much since it seems as though the cold is bone deep. I did finally warm up in bed last night after some...help. :P

I don't mind the cold usually. I LIKE being cold, much more than I like being hot, that's for sure. I could never live year round any place that was really hot, and Sweden's temperatures, at least down here at the southern end, suit me just fine. During the summer, when it IS hot relatively warm, I'm forever throwing doors and windows open and turning fans on.

There are snow flakes swirling aimlessly like large, floaty dust particles outside of my window. It's as if the air was suddenly filled with white glitter. I refuse to close the curtains even though the sun is stabbing me in the eyes and causing red and black afterimages each time I glance up, because it's WARM ON MY HANDS. It's like having living gloves of fire and heat. Imagine if this was how Midas felt! I'm pretty sure I could turn things to gold right now, just by reaching out and gently touching them with these hands.

It's now been officially a year since I last updated our family website with photos. I blame this journal, partly. It's so much easier to throw a photo up here because I get instant feedback and I don't have to put a lot of extra time into editing a folder full of photos to the correct size and then building the webpages for them. I'm resolved to get the update I've been working halfassedly on for the last 6 months up before the end of February. Or March. Yeah, March sounds reasonable. Actually, I think that in the future, instead of trying to do a bulk update of 25+ folders of photos every 3-4 months, that I'll just update each time I have a new batch. But first the major cleanup/update needs to be dealt with. I have photos going all the way back to last February, and only about half of them are edited. sigh

Aside to LJ friends in Sweden: Does anyone know what's happened to gissa and swingtime? They haven't updated since last fall. :(
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