Here in Michigan, and in other parts of the United States, we are in the middle of a deep freeze. Today, schools in my area were all closed due to the low temperatures. We don’t want students standing outside waiting for the bus or walking to school in sub zero weather.
I remember as a child attending Elms Elementary in Flushing… second grade, I think. There was an area of the school by the kindergarten rooms that formed a little inset area; a buffer from the winds. At recess time after lunch, we had to go outside no matter how cold it was. The kids would all huddle together in this area to hide from the wind and keep each other warm. We’d stand there for about 20-25 minutes shivering until the bell rang and we could go back inside. Funny how you remember things like that!
I live in Flushing, a little town just west of Flint. It’s a nice area with a downtown two short blocks long. Here’s a nice picture taken just after Christmas.
My favorite time of the year to sit and quilt is on days like today. I can snuggle under my quilt in my chair, warm and toasty underneath all those layers of quilt, and just hand quilt for hours. I think I’ll head over there and do just that.