Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday 18th January 2012

This is what I have at the moment... and it is Tuesday evening here so I have -49 degrees C with the wind chill to look forward to while everyone is waking up in the UK!!  Aaaah!!  I was taking the garbage out this evening and by the time I had wheeled the two bins to the edge of the road I couldn't feel my fingers anymore...  so I think hibernation with the two cats for company is the answer!!
A friend sent me this... it made me laugh at least!! 
So this is what my desk looks like... another book for the swap I am in so you'll have to wait to see the finished articles once they arrive back in the UK... that is if I ever manage to get out of the house to mail them!!
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  1. I laughed and laughed at the picture and poem. Of course, I remember your ordeal last year, too. At least it's not a foot of snow tonight (just a mere centimeter). Maybe staying in the warmth of the basement is the way to go, or maybe snuggled in bed with your two "hot water heaters" is the best answer. Either way, please stay warm and dry.

  2. Here's me moaning of minus -7 degrees monday night in suffolk uk.Im dying for snow send some over but dont want -49 temps!Minus 7 was bad enough but send the
    At least you can hibernate in the craftroom!
    hugs judex14

  3. Now I thought I was cold, brrrr.!have a fab creative day, hugs trace x no9

  4. So sorry you are having it so bad Annette (won't mention the weather here in California) but I just have to say I love the postcard. Love the frozen cat and the words underneath him are superb. Thanks for making me smile so much. Off back for another look.
    Take care, stay in and keep warm. Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Oh my... Here in southern Finland is only -5 C!
    Poor cat :D Hope you don't have the same destiny!
    In every case, happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #25

  6. oooh sub zero temperatures...yuck, mind you at least you probably have sun.. unlike here! Desk looks very creative too
    Have a very happy woyww day
    Jennie #5

  7. Fantastic photos! Poor you - and cat... that IS cold!! I am having trouble commenting on lots of blogs (good old blogger!) but so glad I could here...

  8. Ohhh, how I laughed at the cat pic. I am sitting in 27degrees celsius and will stop whining now.

  9. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week. Your postcard(?) made me laugh. Yep I think I'll stay here in good old blighty....
    Neil # 34

  10. Gosh it has made me feel cold just reading those temps - I thought minus 6C was bad enough.

    Stay safe & warm.

    Toni xx

  11. That certainly looks like another log on the fire sort of weather. Stay warm and get crafty I say.
    A x

  12. uggh

    that is very cold,

    stay safe and warm...

    I will keep and eye out for the finished books...


  13. Wow that's cold brrrrrrrrrr I thought it was cold here in the UK, I really did LOL at the pic poem x x stay warm Hugs May x x x

  14. Will never complain about a bit of frost again, well I will but only to myself :-).
    Keep warm, have lots of hot chocolate and keep frostbitten fingers at bay with lots of exercise - but only if involves crafting.
    Ann B

  15. Our temps have been bouncing all over the place this month, it is a -3 right now and by next Monday they are saying it will be 24 deg. Whats up with these temps. Love the cute card your friends sent you! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

  16. Oh my! We Brits are so useless - just a bit of frost and we down! I have family in Ontario and have heard stories about ice on the INSIDE of the walls....all the more reason to craft all day - stay snug!!! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? today! Sarah at 4.

  17. wow that's super cold, mo more moaning about the British weather for me. Thanks for sharing x
    Becky #45

  18. Brrrrrr ....that is certainly cold! We usually have cold winters but up till now we have been lucky - no snow and the temperatures are -8 deg C max so I am hoping it stays this way! Had a laugh at the I love Canada poem!
    Lots of hugs,

  19. cor chilly willy !!! i wish i could make you warm and snug xx

    thanks for the snoop

    judie xx

  20. Love the picture! And wow, it's cold up there!
    Happy WOYWW Aeryn (15)

  21. Hi Annette, that is truly cold ... I didn't know you could survive in temperatures as low as that ... and clearly cats fair rather badly but the postcard did make me chuckle, I'm now guilt-tripping as I imagine The Boss suffering so. Hibernation seems the only reasonable way to go - stay in, stay warm. Elizabeth x #99

  22. LOL your Canada Cat post is hiliarious. We are in the midst of a total snow dump right now going on 16" it's unbelievable and still coming down! Thanks so much for the peek! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  23. Oh my, I can't imagine being that cold. Sending warm hugs

  24. I think my toes just developed frostbite in response to your weather. Brrr..!

    Enjoy working on your book swap. You have a great space to create.

  25. I felt cold just reading your blog!! The postcard made me laugh a lot! Hope you stay safe, warm and snug - enjoy your crafting :)
    Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

  26. Oh gosh my head is turning circles imagining what would happen if temperatures got that cold in the UK. Our boilers start giving out and trains stop running at just below freezing and a little snow! Hope you and your family keep warm.

  27. Oh dear lord, I am never going to complain online about crap weather again! Minus 49, I can't even imagine it. Make a book, eat sleep, make a nothing outside until spring!

  28. brrrrr.....a tad chilly then! Love the poem...So funny!

    Kyla #39

  29. Oh you put my 32 degrees here in Indiana in such perspective! such fun seeing your workspace!

  30. Brrrr! Flippin' eck girl. Can you just parcel some of it up and send it over to Blighty please? Not all of it just enough to give us a proper winter again!!
    Love that poem - and so did Hubby! LOL!!

  31. I only like snow if I can go skiing.
    The cat picture was cute.

  32. Grr. I have been having so much trouble posting comments this week. But your Canadian LOLCatmade me smile and I have to try - who knows if it will post or just go in to the great cyberspace graveyard?

    Happy late WOYWW!

    Mary Anne

  33. That poem is hilarious and the cat is just priceless. My brother lives near Calgary so I can now believe him when he says how cold it is.
    The crazy thing is, I complain it's freezing if the temp goes below 20deg C above zero! Could not imagine how cold -49 is.

    Have a great week and try to keep warm.
    Von #30 :)

  34. I certainly wouldn't like your Winter fuel bills to keep your home warm and snug. I bet you are glad you've got crafting to occupy you during such brrrrrr! times.
    Stay warm and keep smiling and I promise not to moan now if our temp drops below zero!
    JoZarty x

  35. wow i love your cutting mat but how cold!

    vicky woyww # 66

  36. Thanks for putting things in perspective -- it really isn't that cold here!! haaa
    Poor little kitty.

    Happy WOYWW

  37. God that's cold! How do the cars even start in that temperature? Does Chris have to plug in a sump heater at night? Stay indoors, drink warm drinks, wrap the cats around you (tie their paws together if it helps!) and get busy in the basement! I'm cold just thinking about it. Very funny cat post too

    Brenda 104

  38. Oh no! That is way too cold! I thought the 5 degrees (F) here was bad, but that's only -15C! The poem was too funny though!

    Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
    Katie #16

  39. Omg. Brenda from butlers abroad sent me here cos we have just moved to Canada and I keep recording the temp. However our temperature is nowhere near like yours. Yes you should hibernate. Love the desk too.

  40. Ew! You can keep that cold, thank you!

    Katie (112)

  41. Sounds painful, that bit about not feeling your fingers anymore! Here in the Philippines we have sun all year round. Some rain, and some cool weather, but never really COLD!!! Hope you get some respite soon! Patsy from

  42. oh my, i can't even imagine how cold that is! i don't think i'd leave ever the house if it was that cold! happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  43. Your amazing temperatures made our news here in the UK this week. It sounds a but chilly!!!
    I love the cat, that's brilliant. I've sent a copy to my nephews who are taking a trip to Canada in March, they'll love it.
    Happy WOYWW and stay warm.
    Hugs Lisax #101

  44. That poem really made me laugh but the temperature you are suffering is nothing to smile about ...keep warm ... and dont venture out. xx

  45. Goodness and here i was thinking it was chilly here in the UK, I laughed reading the poem I hope your nose doesn't get frozen shut, i would hybernate too x but maybe craft as well x Lou x

  46. That is cold weather! Love the picture lol. Did you wear mittens btw? :D


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