So cold.

It is officially cold. I can't leave the house without a jacket (or an moth-eaten flannel, depending on how lazy/courtney love farmery I'm feeling). My oatmeal stockpile already needs to be replenished. I've taken to putting a quilt over my head when I fall asleep.

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I miss Elmwood so much I could scream. I bet the leaves are peaking and the canoe is ready to be dragged out from the shed. The fireplace is definitely going. There is, most likely, a grilled cheese involved in this scenario.

Sadly, I'm sitting at my cold kitchen table, with cold toes and nary a grilled cheese in sight. Brooklyn, why must all of your fireplaces be non-functioning?!

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  1. oh miss emerson ~ why don't i warm some milk and make you a nice cup of hot chocolate? i think i could probably whip up a grilled cheese as well ... take heart in the warmth of a big hug!
    prairiegirl

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  2. It's cold here in Seattle, too! Sounds like a night for something hot and brothy!

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  3. Frost touched the northern parts of Long Island this past weekend. It's getting very cold!

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  4. Cold in Washington, by the Columbia River! Brr, indeed...leftover minestrone soup is calling my name. ;-) Try it...it might prove almost as satisfying as grilled cheese.

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  5. If it makes you feel any better I have a house with four fireplaces we have never lit b/c they are tumbling in. I have fears the house will catch on fire.

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  6. oy, i know it. i seriously considered driving to my parents' house last night, just to sit in front of the fire. sending you warm thoughts!

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  7. It is also cold here in Idaho, unseasonably so. The temperature at dawn, which is about 7 AM now, has been mid to low twenties. Snuggle up with your honey!

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  8. my sister and i have been curled up with blankets in the living room since it started getting dark, at four. i can't believe it's only six. i need to start waking up earlier to justify a nine o'clock bedtime!

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  9. Honey? Oh no. none of those round here.

    Makes the cold a bit more brutal, no strength in numbers.

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  10. I'm up here in NH and it's getting cold but not too. I took my bike for a spin today. No mittens involved. But the woodstove is definitely humming every night.
    I also want to say that there is something special about being in the city too. I'd love some city right now.

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  11. Our heat went out this weekend, which meant piling on itchy wool blankets. They're more fun as decorative pieces, I think.

    However, the good thing about cold weather is that we now have an excuse to imbibe all sorts of delicious hot drinks. Hot buttered rum, peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate, and hot toddies... o yes.

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  12. It's cold here too. I took the liberty of enjoying a warm milk with homemade Creme de Cacao last night. I slept like a baby. Bring on winter!

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  13. There's something lovely about being buried under quilts, it's the getting up and out in the cold that I wish to avoid!

    Well... it is sortof fun to bring out the closeted away sweaters and seeing them is almost like seeing old friends.

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  14. ...I've seen your photos of Elmwood and it is so very lovely. It almost seems that if one were to search the definition of the word "home" in the dictionary that one would find a photo of Elmwood right next to it... :o)

    ...And it is cold here too in Missouri. I have unleashed my woolen socks, thick sweaters and mittens even already!

    ...I say light up some antique oil lamps and some candles too, fix yourself a grilled cheese with a side of hot chocolate, put on your fav' socks and call it a day! ;o)

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  15. Aaaah. That fireplace looks very inviting. It has been oddly warm in London today and beautifully sunny. I'd like it to stay sunny but get crisply cold too if you know what I mean.

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  16. It's sunny and beautiful--but cold--here in PA. I'm refusing to turn on the heat on the off chance that if I pretend that it's not going to be winter soon maybe it won't happen. HA! So I'm typing with my wool socks on and a cuppa. But your fireplace photo makes the room look warmer and cozier already. :o)

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  17. I'm coming over some time, possibly Friday, and in lieu of cream ice, I demand a grilled cheese (and tomato soup). And by demand I mean I'll bring the fixins over and make them. Oh, and we should combine our upstate apples and bake a pie.

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  18. Grilled cheese sandwiches can be done with any heat source. Once we made some on a gas fire heater in a mountain cabin. Just a matterof creativity.

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  19. There's something so primal and comforting about a good fire. Wouldn't we all love to be warmed by one right now! I'll make the grilled cheese on whole wheat with cups of cocoa. Whipped cream on top. You can stoke the fire. We'll make it the first meeting of the "Cocoa Club" and talk til the wee hours.

    Can we pretty please?!

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  20. One of the greatest inventions in the world is the California fireplace. With the flick of a switch you get a warm and cozy fire without having to carry in firewood, stink up your house or clean up ashes. After a childhood of upstate New York winters with one of my main chores being carrying tons of wood inside for our wood stove and fireplace, you can imagine why a move to Arizona and a natural gas fireplace were a must for me.

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  21. What a great blog! Stay warm in Brooklyn!

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