Good Morning Monday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Marguerite, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day people.

    We woke shivering this morning even though I had worn my winter pyjamas and pulled up an extra blanket - La Nina has hit us hard with a vast amount of moist air, cooling everything down. Much of the rain has fallen inland which is why we have floods. Where we are, we're getting nuisance amounts of rain - not enough to water the garden, but it comes in sudden squalls which drench everything for five minutes then the sun comes out and burns everything. But the wind-chill! Really cold, considering this is a Sydney summer.

    They had 12 cm of snow this morning in the alps, not enough to ski on but it certainly seems they will be having a white Christmas. That generally doesn't happen in Australia. They were building snowmen this morning.

    The cold spell is continuing, we're regretting putting our down doona in to the cleaner's. At least, I am. husband doesn't feel the cold as much as I do.

    I hope your weather is not too out of control and is not interfering with all you have to do.

  2. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone,:mornincoffee:

    Marg, Hope it warms up quickly!!! I'm sending lots of summery thoughts your way...:beach::swimming:...

    Luckily for us, we only got a dusting of snow last night. However, there is over a 50% chance for more within the next 24 hours... Sharon (LDM), if we get more, I'll happily send all of it to you, lol...:blizzard

    I'm heading to the kitchen for some more caffeine.:bloodshot:

    Hope everyone's day is off to a good start... SFR
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning,

    Marg-Sorry you are having such a cold spell-hopefully it will warm up soon!!

    SFR-Glad it was only a dusting! Enjoy your day!

    husband and I went to boot camp this morning. It was a super intense workout but it was nice knowing we are on break and could come home afterward.

    This morning I am taking difficult child to his therapist appointment and husband has to run into work for a bit because they are installing a smart board in his lab and he needs to be there while they do it.

    Later, after some cleaning, we are planning on watching Christmas movies-we are expecting snow and freezing rain so it's nice to be able to just stay in. Who knows, maybe we'll finally get our tree up?

    Wishing everyone a peaceful day.
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Marg - I hope your Summer warms up soon.

    Searching - I hope you can dodge the snow.

    Wiped out - I hope the freezing rain doesn't happen - snow is doable at times but you don't want ice under it.

    We are in a winter storm warning later today. Most likely because Diva is planning on traveling one hour to shop for wedding dresses. Seems like we are always getting storms on days she needs to travel. I am hoping the weather starts early enough for her to change her plans.

    Then there is husband. "Should I pack another set of pills in case I can't get home tommorrow night?" "Yes" "But what if I don't need them?" "You should keep an extra set in your bag" "I do but it is not always a bag I take on the road." "Keep them in your SHAVING bag then they will always be with you!" Good grief, how can our kids stand a chance of common sense when their dad's can't figure these things out?

    I asked difficult child not to have his friend E come over after school since I do not want to go out in a blizzard to take him home.

    difficult child only has two days of school this week.

    difficult child took down my fall theme decorations in the bathroom and put up our winter theme decorations. This year I found some nutcracker bathroom items (shower curtian, soap dispenser, 2 small towels) and decided to let difficult child pick some of his nutcrackers to use to decorate the bathroom. He put together a very nice display using some of his nutcrackers and some of my snowmen.

    I hope everyone has a great day today!!! I should be home before the snow starts to accumulate. A Christmas movie night sounds wonderful! I may just borrow that idea.

  5. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Good morning ladies.
    Marge, what's a doona? Is it what we call a comforter? What strange weather you are having also. We are still unseasonably cold but tolerable.
    LFR, hope your weather isn't too difficult for the holiday plans.
    My difficult child and sister are here already. We celebrated Christmas for easy child who will be leaving on Wed.
    Lots of prep work going on for the holidays. A little hustle and bustle is fun.
    difficult child is difficult child. LOL. It's like he never left.
  6. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Doona - a duvet, a kind of bed covering that is some sort of light filling contained in a light cotton covering. They come with various kinds of filling from polyester wadding to finest goose down (therefore different levels of warmth).

    Comforter - I think that's what we call a bedspread, which is generally a specialised, often thicker than blanket bed covering with a decorative function as well as providing some added warmth, but generally nowhere near as much as a doona.