Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Winter Advisory

Happy Groundhog Day! 2011

First of all, let me just say that I'm very happy that Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring on Groundhog Day 2011!  I'm so not digging the cold weather we are getting here in West Texas.  We don't know how to deal with it for the most part.  We get like two days a year of a little ice and a little snow.  We went from 72 degrees and sunny this weekend to 3 degrees right now.  The roads have been icy and and dangerous.  That probably makes you people up North laugh....but we are just not equipped or prepared for this stuff.  We get no practice on driving in this weather and our systems are just not in place.  I don't like to be cold and I don't like cold weather but I know it is necessary so I just duck my head in my little neck scarf and bundle up with layers of clothes.

Next......Power Outages!  So this morning, we were doing our usual routine....getting ready for our jobs etc.....and right when I was about to start drying my hair.......the electricity goes off.  This lasted about 20 minutes.  Again......not prepared!  My daughter and I gather up all the candles in the house and the one flash light we have.  I put on my make up to candle light.  I thought it looked really good here.  However, I saw myself in my car mirror when the sun was out today and I scared myself!  My all knowing sister says this is why she keeps a lantern in her bedroom for just such emergencies.  Note to self.....get a lantern....more batteries and more candles.  Hubby called and told me that this is a planned thing to deal with the over usage of electricity during this cold weather.  All knowing sister says it's because of the Superbowl....WHAT? ! Well, I think they should at least call me and find out when I will be drying my hair.  LOL

On a more positive note, I got the PMC pieces I cooked in my kiln cleaned up and I will show you a couple of them.


Anonymous said...

You are so talented my daughter. I wish I were rich so you could stay home and create.

Lesley Chandler said...

I wish you were rich too and that is just what I would do. And I would teach others and we could travel the world! xoxo