Friday, December 6, 2013

The First Day of the First Big Ice Storm

Well, it's the first day of the Big Ice Storm of 2013, and do you know how many crafts I've done?


We are all home. Well, Jim is at work, of course, but Joshua is here and Clark is out of school today. Holly and Aaron are at their house. Logan and Morgan are at their college, even tho it closed today because of the weather.

And Logan was supposed to have two FINALS today. Urgh. The finals have been rescheduled for next instead of coming home this weekend, he won't be able to come home until some time late next week. Which, I mean, they couldn't really GET home anyway, what with the weather and the roads. Thankfully, they are safe. Logan lives in a house with another guy...Morgan lives in the dorm. I sure hope they don't lose power.

We didn't get snow here...we got sleet. The schools are canceled today, but it's not like we got this awesome snow to play in. Still, some of the kids in our neighborhood were out on a sled in the street. Which, oh to be young again...I about brained myself just walking out to get the mail.

What I have done...folded LAUNDRY. Everything was already clean...sheets and towels and clothes. I always get all that stuff done before a storm. But I've been running around this week and haven't had time to fold all of it. It's all piled up on Logan's empty bed. I've about got it all done!

Let's see, what else. Oh, I talked to my Dad. He and Clara live in the Tulsa area. They have power and are doing okay. My Dad is not a fan of cold weather. He is so funny. When he answered the phone, he said, "hey...wanna go to the mall?" And then he laughed and laughed. He thought that was so funny.

What else? Oh yeah...I've cleaned bathrooms, put up a few more Christmas decorations, made 2 meals and a chocolate pie.

I've made several trips up to the attic, and I am convinced that we have a critter living up there. Didn't see anything or any signs of's just that in two separate areas, things that used to be piled up, as recently as last week...boxes, etc...were knocked down.

I know.

Have we had a small earthquake or something around here? I didn't feel it, but I would feel BETTER if we had. Because thinking an earthquake knocked down some boxes is a lot better than thinking anything else knocked them down.

Just sayin.

Our house feels so cozy today, but we miss Jim being here. As great as we have it right now...we still have power...I am mindful that someone's best snow day is someone else's hardest work day. Police, firefighters, medical personnel, utility workers...we expect them to be there when we need them no matter what. As a matter of fact, my best friend, Stacy...her mom had an unplanned but necessary surgery this morning. I am very thankful for the surgeons and medical staff who came in to work spite of the weather.

I know there are families missing their daddies and mommies, grandfathers and grandmothers, today because they are out working.

Bless them all.

"For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100:5


  1. I live in Mcalester, Ok! We shop in Tulsa. That's a good reminder that many have to go to work in yucky days.

    Heidi M

    1. I've been thru McAlister, Ok many times on our way from Arkansas to see my family in Oklahoma. Small world!