Solstice snuggles

Happy end of winter. Hope you all get your snuggles in before spring. 

O and om 🐱 🐰 🐼 🐻 :) ♡ 

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Unbelievable Midwestern weather: chicago chicanery

Dearest odyssians,
We just left a warm weather paradise (florida) to return home…thinking it wouldn’t be this ba’d. The numbers from earlier in the week fooled us. We thought it would only be as cold as zero. ..
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Of course we were Rendered instantly mute as the airports sliding doors opened..and artic winds froze the
surprised expression on my face into a grimaced snarl. and theres more relentless cold to come, as the above pic painfully points out.
Not even 14 hand knit sweaters layered as skilled upon the body as a mummy cats wrappings could keep odie warm in this hell freeze. Good thing he never left home..
I do think he would have loved miami as much as I did.
Hugs,
O (wisely without her muse -om)

amazing nature landscapes: the cold is (never) at bay

Dearest odyssians,

We are joining you again from the depths of frigid winter in the midwest. ive got the heat cranked up to 75 and have on head to toe layers indoors. Odie is wearing his new fave sweater with mickey mouse on it. lets just say hes down the with program – of the season.

we really cant be sure how earlier civilizations survived winters here without k2 hyperwarm mounting climbing arctic coats and hot cocoa with extra whip… but somehow they did. then they were run out by those who set up slap board wooden houses, burned them down, set up skyscrapers and voila! there are millions of us here having a sh*t great time of it all. tis the season to layer, and face cover, and hand cover, and leg warmer… though no shoe nor boot nor thermal underwear onesie can really absolve this type of cold.

why didnt our forefathers migrate away from here forever and put up warning sides that read “beware all future migrants who deign to make longterm shelter here. you will curse yourselves for the decision for the rest of your earthly days and your ancestors shall curse you for the decision forever -between the dates of sept 1 and may 1. just so you know. have a nice day.”

the summer is really not long enough to justify the caca of spring fall and winter that surround her short season so. much better to be a seminole than an illinois during winter, id say. no disrespect to any tribes in the making of this judgement which is about location.

not everyone feels this way. ive heard a few say “i love the cold” from their heated armchair before a roaring fireplace drinking hot toddys and wearing fur lined bear skin slippers. but hey…me not being able to take this might just come across as me being irascible me and not me and my inability to keep warm when its negative 10 outside.

“its irascible you.” – odie

“thanks for the support.” – odiemama

enough about the weather. we are here. we are stuck. for the duration of the season. hoping to finally break free of illinois winters once and for all – not thru death or destruction, but through a preemptive strike aka move to a warmer locale.

stay inside. stay warm. save the skin on your face and hands for another summer. and grab the hot buttered rum to dull all other pains and ills associated with the season,

good tidings to all,

hugs,

O and OM

** extra credit. is that ice in the pic above, or just fluvials? drop me a line and let us know…