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Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend Review


Good Morning All.

How are all of you doing? Is the sun shining down your way? Are the flowers blooming in your yard? Are you grilling out on the back deck? Wearing flip flops?  Not us!

After a pretty nice Friday where our 22 inches of snow became about 19 inches of snow thanks to a warmer sun that contributed to some melting, we woke to this.

Yup, 2 more inches of the white stuff and it was pretty cold. I headed back into work for 5 hours. A few times a years I teach our staff Dog First Aid/CPR. It's an important skill to have. It's an important skill to learn. It's a skill that we all want to know and hope we never have to use.  The reality is we do use it.
We use it on our own pets and sometimes on the pets in our care.  I love being able to teach it. I'm glad I know it and I'm humbled when it gets used by me or by the ones I have taught.  Do you know what to do in a pet emergency?

After that class, I went home and worked on some embellishments for future cards. I really do like my Cricut Machine.
Sunday we woke up to this.
You guessed it, 2 more inches and bitter cold. It was "0" most of the day! We had a great morning worship service and I tried a new crockpot recipe from the new cookbook that I won from The Homespun Heart. It turned out really well and I'll share more tomorrow.

 The wind has been blowing really hard. Friends who live near us lost power. I don't know why but with it being that cold I was sure glad they had a fireplace. We offered our hot shower and coffee/tea and a warm house (in hopes we didn't loose power as well)

February has always been the hardest month for me in terms of "Cabin Fever"  I sure am glad that it's a short month.  I keep looking at the upper left of my blog where the "Days till Spring" is counting down. I'm bored of wearing long johns, turtle necks and sweaters/sweatshirts.  I'm tired of turning on the electric blanket and sleeping all bundled up.  I'm tired of dry skin and chapped hands.  I want to open the windows, change out the air, grill chicken outside (well Hubby can do that), and dig out my flip flops.  

So those of you in the south where it's already looking like spring, how about sharring some beautiful photos of your back yard - green, or flowers growing, or bare feet!  I would love to see what is coming my way soon.........  


11 comments:

  1. Hoping you don't get much more new snow from the storm I heard that was headed to your part of the country. I can imagine the cabin fever. I do remember always being cold through winter when we lived in Montana (well from October through June I would feel cold :) Take heart, February is a short month!! Its almost over!

    betty

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    1. I've heard about at least 2 more storms coming out way YUCK

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  2. I think of you every time I complain about the cold! I'd never make it in your neck of the woods. We've been below 50 degrees for a couple of days, and I've been freezing!!!

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    1. I am very happy for myfriends up here that love the cold and snow because I know come summer when it's 97 degrees and I'm happy, they are happy for me. But really -11 this morning was a bit hard to take!! I would love 50 degrees.

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  3. I can't wait to learn more about your new crock pot dish ... even though I'm retired, I still love to use my crock pot.

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    1. I love to use the crockpot but never think of using it in the summer time. No idea why so this cookbook will hopefully fix that for me.

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  4. Yes the sun is out and the flowers are blooming although it is chilly today. That's a lot of snow you have been having. Glad your power didn't go out. I'm with you on the dry skin and chapped hands. Happens to me in the Winter all the time even here in sunny California! Hopefully Spring will be here soon for you.

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    1. Thank you Debby. I would love to see the flowers no matter how chilly it is out your way! I know that we have some flowers under all that snow, someplace.

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  5. Thats a lot of snow!! And your poor friends with no power,not fun at all. We havent had much snow this year in our parts. But I am with you, I am ready for spring!!

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    1. From your lips to Gods ear-bring on Spring,

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  6. We had a beautiful day yesterday, but woke up to a dusting of snow and it's really cold today. But I shall try not to complain, but your weather is a lot worse than ours.

    Try to stay warm.

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