Wednesday, January 14, 2009

-50C

Is that even a temperature? This is ridiculous. If you have never experienced this type of cold before just imagine the coldest you have ever been then times that 100. You can feel the cold through the bottom of your boots and it feels like the wind is stabbing you in the face over and over again. The tips of your finger feel like little pin cushions and your muscles seize up and cramp. Your eyes water and your nose feels like you are breathing fire (ironically) until it hits your lungs and the cold literally takes your breath away.

Funny thing is that we all just go about our day like any other - go to work, kids walk to school, take our kids to swimming lessons, run numerous errands, etc. We all say to each other "OMG is it cold out", but continue on our way. What about hibernation? The bears have it right - sleep and eat all winter long and come out when it is sunny and warm.

5 comments:

Rana said...

Seriously, why do we live in these freezing cold provinces - What is wrong with us???

Janice said...

And I thought it was cold in Ottawa. Youch!!

Adam said...

they are calling for -30 here (PEI) over the next couple of days, I guess I should stop complaining

Anonymous said...

Yes, Laura, it's cold. But . . .
it is a DRY cold. lol

Ramona said...

Whomever Anonymous is could be one of my family members... (I know you aren't...) Once it gets below -40, dry cold or wet cold is just COLD!!!

I continue to ask myself why we live here, but if we move any farther south and we hit th boarder... And, being a bit south of you did keep us about 8 degrees warmer and kept our schools on yesterday...
Ramona