Sunday, January 9, 2011
Now faced with this self-committed challenge, postaday2011, all of the things I have pre-written seem so very mundane and inconsequential, or silly, bombastic, arrogant.
What DO people care about?
What DO people want to read?
What DO people want to SEE?
The internet is filled with stuff.
Ideas. Images. Opinions. How to Tips.
Stories of joy, sadness, horror, good works, and history abound.
So what do YOU read most?
Advice? Opinions? Educational adventures? Humor? How to be inspired?
What inspires YOU? What do you want to learn about? Investigate, explore, see?
What may be mundane to some, becomes important to others…
Living in a cabin in the woods, in winter, in a place that receives 200+ inches of snow annually, we care about how people thrive in winter, plan for being snowed in, stay warm, and have fun when the power goes out and it’s minus degrees outside!
When the power is off, the main source of heat, warmth and joy in our little cabin (besides our sparkling selves) is this cast iron Ben Franklin stove! (Oh! and Panda likes it, too)
With no power, it still works, keeping the rooms warm AND will warm up coffee, soup, hands. Keeping large beach stones on top serves another purpose ~ hand warmers, foot warmers, bed warmers. Hot stones stuck in pockets will stay warm for an hour! Snuggling down into a pre-warmed bed is delicious!
There is nothing quite as heart warming as coming in from an exhilarating adventure in the cold as standing or sitting near “Ben.” At night, the warm light is nice to read by, even when the power is out.
No, it is not wood fueled. Insurance companies here raise rates to ridiculou$ when wood burners are inside homes. This one is propane and even has a remote control for temperature making it energy efficient and convenient. A very large propane “pig” is filled once each winter, so no worries if a delivery truck can’t make it here due to snow-closed roads.
What warms your heart on blizzardly days? If you live where it never snows… you don’t know what beautiful adventures you might be missing! It’s snowing again!