Master hopped a flight to ski with his son….they will have new snow for tomorrow.
Meanwhile, diecva dealt with this:
NYC: Monday’s high temperature topped out around 14 degrees, with wind chill values between minus 5 and minus 10. A wind advisory for the five boroughs was set to expire at 7 p.m., the weather service said.
(-10 F =-23.3 C)
she looked like this –>
My ass, nose and boobs are cold…
The more subcutaneous fat an area has, the lower the skin temperature — which is the key to explaining why women, with two forward prominences and a larger posterior, get chilly. More fat in an area = colder skin.
(More muscle in the bottom means more blood flowing and the ability to keep an area warmer…)
So when your female partner backs her cold bottom in while spooning, know that it is a part of the female development and women have an overall external body temperature which is slightly lower than that of men. Plus, the temperature is even lower over protruding or curved body parts such as the nose and fingers.
dievca finds that a toasty fire, warm stove, hot shower or Master’s body furnace helps…
(Written while sitting on a hot water bottle.)
Let’s start with gott nytt år – A belated Swedish wish of Happy New Year. If Swedes do decide to leave the house in winter, it’s probably to “fika”. “Fika” is both a verb and a noun. You can say “shall we fika?” or “come to mine for a fika.” It means to consume coffee with something sweet. Most offices will have a rota of who is bringing in the cakes, each day.
Who knows, maybe sitting down and having coffee plus a treat might make the World run better.
Let’s try it!
dievca realized that she wrote this post and forgot to put it out there. These are some outfits from the Holidays – but are appropriate for the Winter. All were pulled from dievca’s closet of goodies.
Holiday Party downtown Brooklyn, brownstone, friends:
Holiday Work Party, formal venue, meeting with Master afterward:
At home: cozy mulled wine and dinner with close friends:
The Main Library
Up 5th Avenue – Saks 5th Ave
Across to 6th Ave – Radio City Music Hall
And over past Macy’s ‘Lego’ Window
(From Master and dievca's meadering walk) Photos: dievca Midtown 11/2018
a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.
After the Solstice: DECEMBER’S FULL COLD MOON
WHAT IS THE WINTER SOLSTICE?
The word solstice comes from Latin sol “sun” and sistere “to stand still.” In the Northern Hemisphere, as summer advances to winter, the points on the horizon where the Sun rises and sets advance southward each day; the high point in the Sun’s daily path across the sky, which occurs at local noon, also moves southward each day.
At the winter solstice (Friday, December 21st, 2018), the Sun’s path has reached its southernmost position. The next day, the path will advance northward. However, a few days before and after the winter solstice, the change is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still. The Sun is directly overhead at “high-noon” on Winter Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Capricorn.
The Full Moon for December 2018 rises on the 22nd at 12:49 PM—very near the winter solstice this year! It will be close to full (95%) on Christmas Eve. Traditionally, this Moon is called the Full Cold Moon because it is the full moon closest to the Winter Solstice.
Don’t forget to shake your wallet at the moon to come into money. And keep in mind the days will be getting longer from here onward!
A “Thank You” to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Refinery 29 and Google!