Thursday, November 30, 2006

Be careful what you wish for

Boy howdy, did we get snow. About two hours ago Abby went out in the yard with a ruler and measured about 4" of snow, with who the heck knows how much ice underneath. I have never seen so much ice and sleet in my life. The ground was totally covered pretty much all day and it was nothing but ice, not snow. The kids kept asking to go play in the snow and I kept saying, "Kids, as soon as we get some, we'll play in it!" Of course, I'm a big fat liar because the temps are so dang dangerous that there is no way in heck that I'm letting them outside tomorrow. Wind chills will be around 5-15'. Not kid-friendly weather. We grownups, however, will be frollicking until we give ourselves pneumonia. Wait. Who am I kidding - I am curling up with a counted cross-stitch.

Mom and the Taters are spending the night here, just in case the power goes out. We're the only house with an alternate heat source - a kerosene heater. We've played Blink and Apples to Apples, done a lot of visiting and now Paul and I are out here in the bedroom praying that the Statler Brothers DVD they're watching will be over soon. Don't get me wrong, I like the Statler Brothers, but it's 11:30 and we're tired. Just now when Barbara Mandrell hit a high note Paul threw the covers over his head and said, "Oh holy shiiiiiitttttt."

Before this storm is all said and done we should accumulate more than a foot of snow. WAHOO!

An assload of snow, family camped out in my living room, a fire blazing in the fireplace, and nearing completion on my first ever counted, life is good.


MamaKBear said...

Yeah...Have you not lived in Oklahoma all your life??? We've had storms like this before, but it's been a VERY long time since we had this much snow! 7" was the total snowfall for the City. According to the news, y'all up there by Tulsa got more. Dunno 'bout the ice, but MrKB said it was nasty.

I do counted cross-stitch too! I want to see pics of your project when it's done. I've had a baby announcement thing I've been working on off and on since getting Meghan. She's 19 months old already and I'm maybe 3/4 finished with it! Takes awhile to do the bigger ones...but it's a good way to relax. :)

Hope y'all are staying safe and warm!

Babs said...

I never did measure how much snow we got on top of that layer of ice that was thrown at us the previous day, but I would have to agree with your estimation of an "assload."

And it still didn't slow down the crazies and the bad guys.

Carrie said...

I wish I was camped out with you all! We STILL have our air conditioning on. This is not Christmas weather! I don't know if I can go another year without a good snow! I need MO/KS/AR/OK weather.....NOW! *Picture this: Mom and Dad had their plane tickets to come visit this weekend, called the airport before they left the house and all of the flights going to Dallas were up and running, and they got to the airport in Springfield Friday evening and theirs was cancelled due to a mechanical problem. What the? So, even though I love the snow, I hate the particular one you've got right now! It has ruined my weekend, too!

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