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Filling In The Blanks
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      16 comments

Sunday it was cloudy and it spit snow but the roads continued to improve. So we decided that we needed to go see my MIL and Dad for Xmas in between crappy weather events. I fixed breakfast and we left at 10 A.M. We drove the 44 miles to the reha... Read more
Winter Soltice and Morticia's Anniversary
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      35 comments

It warmed up into the 40s and melted the ice and snow. It was another day in the whirlwind of Xmas activity. The gifts are all delivered but one which will have to wait until after Xmas. The last Xmas party was today. Traf... Read more
Pre - Holiday Business
Saturday, December 18, 2010      21 comments

The sun came out today and melted off more of the ice on the roads. It isn't all gone but it is much better. Hubby got the Maytag going in the pole barn and he and my son helped me do 6 loads of laundry. So we are caught up again. We spent ... Read more
Ice Road Walkers
Friday, December 17, 2010      22 comments

Hubby and the next door neighbor both tried to get to work again today. The same pile of abandoned cars was still there in the exact same places. So hubby and the neighbor both left and made it a quarter mile and came straight back home, sliding... Read more
We're The New North Pole!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010      29 comments

Welp, the ice storm came and NOAA was wrong. The rotten turds. LOL. We were supposed to get a little ice but our county got the worst of it. A glaze of ice. Hubby tried to go to work this morning and made it a quarter of a mile from home and cou... Read more
The Ice Storm Cometh
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      33 comments

Today was cold and gloomy. The freezing rain didn't start until late in the evening around 8:30 though. I was able to slide to the post office and get my mail. So I got to talk to my friend and the rural mail carrier who had not left yet. A bob ... Read more
The Quiet Before The Storm
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      27 comments

We are in between winter storms so today I went to town to do my errands. The secondary roads are still pretty slick. The county roads not too bad and the state and interstate highways are good. That will all change tomorrow. This is Illinois. L... Read more
Short Update
Monday, December 13, 2010      20 comments

School was canceled today. It was sunny but windy and only got up to 18. It will be even colder tonight. My son and I went out to look for Hondo. We found some dog tracks and hope they are his but hubby said he saw Baby running around in o... Read more
Walking In a Winter Wonderland.........Weather Advisory
Sunday, December 12, 2010      27 comments

We were under a winter weather advisory until 6 P.M. today. It was gloomy and cold and it snowed all day with high winds blowing the snow sideways. We had 3-4 inches when hubby and I went out at 11:30 for a long walk and to do chores. It continu... Read more
Cooped Up With Flights of Fancy
Saturday, December 11, 2010      26 comments

I always sleep-in on Saturday but today I overslept sleeping-in. Rip Van Mortie again. LOL. The weather here sucks so there was nothing much to get out of bed for anyway. Such a crummy, crummy day. It was 42-45 degrees much of the day with cons... Read more
Take These Washers and Shove Them!
Friday, December 10, 2010      27 comments

Primal scream time. Thursday and Friday were total nightmares here. One of my sparkfriends told me about how her brother ended up throwing his worthless washing machine out in the ditch in his front yard. I think this man and I may be soul... Read more
Staying Warm
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      21 comments

Yesterday was my day for errands and shopping. It was freezing!!! I went to the post office, Dish office, newspaper office, power cooperative, bank, Aldis, Walmart, Kroger, and meat market. It took me longer than usual so I didn't get home until... Read more
Put Down The Duckie If You Wanna Play The Saxophone.
Monday, December 06, 2010      30 comments

I watched a lot of Sesame Street when my son was little and this was one of my favorite songs from the show/movies. Sometimes it runs though my head, like today. It's a fun song. What Sesame Street character do you think you are most like? I'm p... Read more
Progress............ Kinda
Sunday, December 05, 2010      24 comments

Another miserably cold day - 28 degrees and spitting snow but hubby and I went for 2 long walks anyway. We are insane!! LOL. Hubby told me that if you mouth breath your nose won't run. LOL. We saw Hondo running around. He is so cute. Hubby... Read more
Spring Where Art Thou?
Saturday, December 04, 2010      25 comments

It started out sunny early this morning and then a front came through blowing in cold air. It became overcast and the temps fell all day until it started spitting snow. YUCK!!!! I will trade Christmas and all the other winter holidays for ... Read more

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