Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So, how's January where you are?

It was so cold and wintery in Rome this weekend that

when we had lunch after Mass on Sunday, we had to keep our coats on!




Anonymous said...


January where I am (Pennsylvania), is as January is intended to be.
Today the schools are closed. Last night two inches of snow fell on top of the four inches already there, and atop all that is a splendid glaze of a quarter inch of ice.

My teenage sons are lolling about in their bathrobes, while mom baked cinnamon rolls for breakfast. The fireplace blazes. I'm perched in my home office, looking out at the frozen farm fields behind the house.

On Friday, we're expecting two major storms coming out of the west to converge, and spreading "a heavy accumlation" across the land.

Don't try and pretend eating out doors in January with lonesome ex-pats and snow-deprived Mediterranean types is fun.

You know where you WANT to be! ;^)

Fr. T said...

Ah--but I notice a certain party isn't drinking wine. Here, we may be smothered in snow, but at least we're drowning in drink (and alliterations)!

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

What? I was guzzling the stuff! What are you trying to say?

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Jon. I hate you. Yes. It's where I want to be.

BillyHW said...

It's not like that. :(

Hank Rhody said...

Here in Wisconsin we got a cold, cold rain at my Grandpa's funeral at the end of December. As a family member, I was allowed to crowd under the awning, with all the other cousins and aunts and uncles. "Crowd", being the operative word, it's a reasonably large family and they didn't bring enough awning to go around, almost. Grandpa had helped occupy Germany after the second world war, so the Army sent representatives to thank us for his service. I'm glad they came, but man did they look miserable.

Rain in December is unusual up here, but very dramatically appropriate.

Ingemar said...

My January has been sunny with average temperatures of 73 F (that's in the mid twenties C).

And I absolutely hate it.

Barbara said...

Here in Vancouver it snowed for a few hours last weekend before turning to slushy-mushy rain (typical). Otherwise: rain, rain, rain (around 8C). I wish it were a bit colder so it would snow on the mountains...rain on the skihills is so pointless.

BTW, is that cousin Gregory sitting on your left?

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Hank, I'm glad they came too. I've got veteran ancestors and it really is wonderful to know that they served so bravely.

Barbara, indeed it is.

Anonymous said...

Cold with unplowed snow and uncollected garbage here in NYC. More expected tonight. Still better than NYC summer, in my opinion, which by August approximates the challenging -- so I've read -- Roman heat.


Barbara said...

Say "Hello" to Cousin Gregory. Doubt he remembers me but I was on one of his Context tours last May....filthy Friday eve and I arrived 15min late, having run most of way from Casa Santa Brigida. Forever grateful that he waited! You were on that tour....thanks for introducing me to Lifesitnews.
Glad I found my way to this blog: ever amusing and interesting.

Jennifer said...

Hello, Hilary, I have never posted here before, but I thought I would jump in with this one. It was -33 Celsius (not counting the wind chill) at 9am this morning and we have about 2 feet of snow with more coming next week. In case you didn't know, I moved to sunny Winnipeg last August. I am glad you seem to be goind so well and your drawings are amazing.
Jennifer McConnell