The Big Bag of Oranges I bought Sunday has been a source of cheer in the gray atmosphere. I've eaten three today, and put a few bits of the peel down the garbage disposal to make the kitchen smell nice. I've also had tea and lemon cookies, and then later I made some hot cocoa. In fact I've eaten so many snacks today that I am not hungry at all and will probably have to delay dinner until eight o'clock or later. If the wind gets stronger and knocks a tree into the power lines I might have to delay dinner until the electricity comes back. So far the lights have remained on, though.
This end of the house not only smells of wet newspaper, but it is terribly drafty, so I'm going to abandon the computer and go watch television from under a pile of blankets. All that will be lacking is a fire in the fireplace. I must see about getting some wood delivered.