Saturday, December 20, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

So last week we got hit with a horrible ice storm and lots of power outages.  Then yesterday about 1pm it started snowing and it is now 10am and it hasn't stopped yet.  We have at least 8 inches--probably more.  And guess what?  Another storm is supposed to start dropping a foot of snow starting tomorrow morning.  Mother Nature is really putting a damper on my plans.  Two Fridays in a row London and I were planning on meeting up with friends that haven't met him yet and we had to cancel.  Today we were going to meet another friend who hasn't met him and I can't see that happening.  Also, I was going to finish Christmas shopping this morning and at 2:30 today I am redeeming a spa gift certificate.  I am REALLY hoping I can still make it to the spa.  I feel badly for the merchants having to deal with the two weekends before Christmas being affected by the weather.

On a more positive note, it is absolutely beautiful out there.  It is so nice to be snuggled up under a blanket in my warm and cozy house and look out at the snowy scenery.  I'm also almost done with gift wrapping---snowy days are good for gift wrapping.  

I hope you are safe and warm and snugly on this wintry day. 

Monday, December 15, 2008


Life is getting back to normal in our area.  There are till 50,000+ people without power and some school districts are still closed.  But, for the most part the ice is melting and life is normalizing.  It was actually really warn today--over 50! 

So, today while waiting at my chiropractor's office it suddenly dawned on me---Christmas is next week!  NEXT WEEK!!!  When did that happen??  I am in disbelief!  I have more shopping to do and I haven't wrapped a single gift.  

I only planned on one knitted gift this year.  I was hoping for more, but I only planned on one.  Well, the problem is my parents still don't have electricity and my mother has been staying with us since Friday.  Guess who the knitted gift is for.  Right!  Ugh!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ice Storm

So, our corner of the world had a horrible ice storm Thursday into Friday.  We are very fortunate.  There are "state of emergency"-s in many of the towns and counties very close to us.  There are 200,000 people in our area without power.  We have only had brief power interruptions.  Very, very fortunate.  My parents have been staying with us while they wait for their power to return.  According to the weather forecast, it will be awhile before we thaw out.

We are also very fortunate because we were able to see 4 friends today who we haven't seen since October 2007.  It was a wonderful day and London greatly enjoyed meeting them.

I am feeling blessed!!!  It is a wonderful place to be!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The New Winter Knitty

The new winter Knitty is up and man am I loving it!  I took a quick look through the patterns, but I need to give them a better look when I have more time.  I have to say I love, love, love the fish hat.  I really wish there was more time before Christmas because my brother's three children would LOVE it.