Monday, February 7, 2011

Away for a While

Last Thursday my Mother In Law passed away. She will be missed by so many. Even in the midst of the Alzeimer's she had a cheerful disposition. She didn't know why she was happy, but she was and that was good enough. It has been very difficult for my husband and there has been so much to do. I'll be back after things have calmed down around here and the kids have gotten home safely and we have gotten some rest.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well, we got a WHOLE bunch of COLD and we are going to get LOTS more!

It finally got here last night and of course I had to stay up and listen, check wunderground, open doors in case it might be sleeting and I couldn't hear it, and turn on the flood light in the back yard in case it started snowing and I might miss something. I finally heard some sleet, but was getting tired so went to bed happy. There was a very strong gust of wind and a limb fell just as I was getting into bed. At least it was a small one and it gave me something to nag hubby about. We will deal with it when it gets warmer. It wasn't like last year when the huge limb came crashing against the breakfast room window. That was spooky. Later in the night there was a giant crash of thunder/sleet that woke both of us. Tonight it is supposed to get down to 8F tonight...that is super cold for here. We did get about an inch of snow and that made it all worth it.

So, we have had a calm day watching Egypt get rid of Mubarak, well sort 9 months or so, I think Egyptians might be pretty cool the way they protected the ancient artifacts. We spent time watching cars and trucks get turned around on the freeway and wondered how a dune buggy worked so well on ice. We spent time baking cookies, and hubby made taco soup for dinner.

All in all it was a restful day, and I got the dreaded pt exercises done this afternoon. At least I don't have to get down on the floor. It is the small things that make life good.