The snow started yesterday around 1 p.m. and ended tonight about 7 p.m. I think we received about 8". It snowed and was very pretty, then early this morning it rained and froze and then snowed heavily all day.
Our poor dog went out and was walking and then her poor little legs went through the ice crust and she had a heck of a time doing her business and getting back to the sidewalk.
I finally found someone to plow tomorrow for us. Speaking of plows, the City plow hit the mailbox and sheared it off ): Now we have to mess with putting up a new one.
It was so cold and windy today, I decided tonight was a vegetable soup night so that is what I made for dinner. Yummy!!
I hardly moved from my lazy boy yesterday. I watched the inauguration though all ten balls. I'm tired today, can't even imagine how exhausted our new President and First Lady are.
It made me proud to be an American and see the orderly transition from President Bush to President Obama.
If Hillary couldn't be President, than I am glad that Obama is. It was time for either a woman or a black President.
I just hope the naysayers give the man a chance. He has inherited so much from several of our past presidents. Change is needed. Change can be frightening. Change can be hard. President Obama will make decisions we don't like or agree with. But he is our leader.
The bottom cardstock and the circle with Monogram should be the same color as the cream flower but everytime I scan I have that horrible shadow and don't know how to get rid of it. Anyway this is part of a set of cards I made for Kathy for her birthday. Just watch, she doesn't read my blog and this is the day she will decide to look (:
after being sick and then went out on the coldest day of the year -6 degrees and wind chill of -15!!! I went to a three day crop. I lost 6 lbs. from being sick and was able to get into an old pair of jeans from Casual Corner. I wore them all day Saturday. I think my waistline was telling me that these are not quite all day jeans. I was really sore when I got home last night. They are at least 8 hour jeans though!! Being sick is a heck of a way to lose weight.
I bought a new scanner and am trying to learn how to scan pictures but not having much luck. I will keep on trying and post what I made this weekend.
'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'
We are bracing for more winter weather starting today. We are to get several more inches of snow today and then again tonight. The wind is to really pick up and the wind chills will be VERY nippy. I plan on staying in until I leave to go to a three day crop this weekend. I think I need to eliminate much of what I take to the crop, I don't want to drag it all in the store with below zero wind chills!
Not much to share today other than I haven't left the house since last Monday. I have not been feeling up to par since that last episode with taking a pill that my body doesn't like. The time before, it took over a week to feel good again and it appears that will be the case with this episode. I am hardly eating because I keep getting so nauseous. I have lost several lbs.
Have a lovely day and look for some beauty in your world today.
The past two days we have been having pretty snow falls. Yesterday we received about 3" and today, so far - not even noon) we have received about another 3-4". The dog won't go off the deck, poor short legged basset hound would sink!!
I looked out at my bird feeder and I have 3 Cardinal families visiting. THAT is way cool!!! The grandparent Cardinals could care less but the sibling Cardinal is not happy seeing the other sibling couple. Just like most kids, they want what the other one has. It sure was lovely to see all that beauty against the falling snow. Of course, my camera was down in my workroom ):
I thank God for the beauty and peace of a Cardinal! Someday I will post what they mean to me, but that is another story.
I did this layout several years ago but would like to share it with you now. This is my Dad back in 1943 or 1944 when he was in the Navy. I painted the canvas, adhered the layout by running it through my Xyron machine.
The adhesive did not adhere very well, so today I used my Scotch tacky glue to reattach it. The bottle was plugged so I used a pin to clear the clog and gave the bottle a hefty squeeze and 1/2 of the glue exploded all over the back of the layout, the table and me. What a mess.
I hope everyone had a nice New Years! Hannah and TJ came over New Years eve for our 18th annual junk food, banana split, card game and movie night.