Got up to 44F this morning and, for the first time of winter, I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants and the heat is on in the house. The heating system is much cheaper than electricity as we have pretty cheap natural gas here in Texas.
At least the grass may slow down it's growth as we have to mow about three times a month to stay ahead. We have a "tumbler" type composter that, at the moment, stuffed full. We shred all paper and cardboard that comes in the house and the composter gets a good bit of that plus kitchen veggie trims, egg shells, etc. When you live on a pile of gumbo clay you have to do something to enrich what passes for dirt here.
Lettuce, cabbage, kale, etc. plus carrots and beets are doing well in the winter garden. Looks like we will be canning a lot of veggies before to very long. The only cans we open nowadays are beans we can't grow here, soups, mushrooms, etc. Heck, I even compost the labels on those cans but have to recycle the cans themselves.
The dawg is hanging around under her afghan my elder sister made for my dogs years ago. Plus she wants to get under the blanket now rather than lay on top. Right now she's snoozing on the couch behind my desk chair and brought along her afghan.