Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow gone : (

The snow fell yesterday until around 6pm and then during the night it rained and when we woke up that snow was gone and only the Christmas Eve snow drifts remained. After reaching almost 60 degrees today, the snow is gone except for small amounts on the sides of the road that don't see the sun. I guess back to normal until the next surprise.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More Snow!

The snow didn't entirely melt before it started snowing again today. I took this picture Monday afternoon to show how the snow was still on the ground. There are still big snow drifts along the sides of the roads. We cannot remember EVER seeing snow like this in our part of Texas.

Then today around noon it started snowing again! Okay, this is weird.

I made a snowman ornament for our tree this year. Very fitting don't you think?

Sissy (also known as "Little Doggie") enjoyed the sunshine coming in the window Sunday and Monday.

And she got a coat recently custom made by a lady I know. Sorry to wake you, Sissy.

I've been sewing on an apron and will post a picture soon.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I wish you the very merriest of Christmases. A safe and healthy one as well.

We are having a WHITE one! Yes, we had snow. Boy, did we ever. Not so many inches as when it was falling but it was blowing. We had almost white out conditions, folks. In TEXAS! I don't live in Amarillo or anywhere near there. We woke up to rain then it changed to snow around 11am Christmas Eve morning and kept falling all day and stopped between 5:30 and 6pm.

The flakes were small. We have friends that live about 30 miles north of here and they have huge snow drifts. Ours are a foot and a half at best. The roads became covered in snow late in the day.

This photo was taken around noon yesterday.

This photo was taken around 5pm. I took both from inside the house from our dining room window looking southeast.

We called off our family Christmas gathering last night. DD had more snow than we did. She lives west of us and they got more snow out that direction.

DDIL is still doing good. The baby weighs a little over 3 pounds now. We are in week 29 now. Thank you for your prayers.

We traveled to visit our parents and family for a family gathering on the 19th. We took DGS Mason with us. And of course Sissy went, too. DD and her family didn't get to come. DGD Aimee woke up throwing up. Ewww. DS#1 got his okay from his doctor to drive that distance and he was overjoyed. He is doing well after his back surgery.


Monday, December 14, 2009

How is everyone?

Doing very well, I hope. I am wishing you a glorious and miraculous December. Totally filled with joy and blessings. We had a very cool start to our month but yesterday and today was balmy -- in the 70s.

Our DDIL is still hanging in there. She had a little episode last week. She went into labor and they immediately started administering an IV and the labor subsided.

We had our guild Christmas party this past Saturday. We had a lot of fun. We played Quilt Bingo. We had been given the instructions to make our Bingo "cards" at the November meeting. The instructions came from a past Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine. We used buttons we brought from home for the markers. Christmas ornaments were our prizes. Food--Oh, my goodness! Need I say more. We had made Christmas stockings for C.A.S.A. and baby quilts and items for our local pregnancy resource center and those were picked up by representatives from those organizations. Hopefully they enjoyed our fabric Bingo games and didn't think we were totally crazy!

I quilted a baby quilt last Friday on my quilt machine. Then sewed the binding on and finished the hand work last night. I wanted to practice some more. I have two quilts lined up to quilt for a customer before Christmas.

Today DH as I was hanging clothes on the line (gotta take advantage of the good weather) asked for help in herding pigs. He was moving four feeders (180 lbs. avg.) to another pen. They didn't WANT to go. What normally takes us maybe a half hour took several hours. They wanted to run. Back and forth; just not where they needed to go. So we had to wind up using the stock trailer to move them. And in the end it all worked. Yeah! I had had plans to load another quilt on the machine but duty called. Then there were errands to run. And then clothes to fold and the supper to make and another day done. Thank you, God, for the good day you gave us. Sunshine, time together, a roof over our heads, good food -- all of these I am thankful for.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009


This is what we woke up to this morning. It is melting fast.

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