Thursday, February 3, 2011

fire and ice -- WTH is goinin on

howdy folks!  warm yet?  i'm sure not.  every day seems colder -- and icier.  in turn? causing me to be less and less productive, and more and ---- let's just say quiet.  i'm really not bein bitchy -- at least i don't see it -- if i do, it could be much worse, and has been in weather, and pain like this.  but lately i just go to bed early, or 'shut it down' when i hear- or feel conflict on the way.  i hate conflict and arguing as much or more than the cold.  and i've come to realize, its much easier to excuse myself from conflict - than it is from freezing ;))

so anyhow-- it is damn freezing here in tejas.  this is our fourth day in a row of black sundays!  businesses -- to include dr's offices -- between me and soulkid - two dr. appts have been re-scheduled due to this weather- over the last three days.  ALL schools have been shut down all week. flights out of both airports - in and out (DFW and Love field )  have been disrupted - if at all.  and oddly enough, there was a major fire in an apartment building i think yesterday -- and one three alarm fire on the news right now!  also a assisted living place had pipes bust and had to be evacuated of almost 80 old folks . 

we moved here days before soulkids 7th birthday -- almost 10 years ago -- this is the worst weather we have seen.  back then - she was about 8 or 9, we had a 'major ice storm' -- they shut down schools etc -- the entire town panicked etc -- but by day three everyone was laughin about it-- roads were clear and it was all 'fear of'.  this time?  the dogs don't even last more than 45 seconds outside!  me? i don't even try!  i won't walk to the mailbox -- kinda not new -- but this time it's not a mental thing -- this time i'm in fear of freezing before i make it back to the door!  :))

my fears of the now?  another rolling black-out --- which are now lasting up to 8 hours!  it's again -- feels like 4 outside!!!!  2nd?  my mommason flies in tomorrow morning -- sorta-- around 11 a.m.  there are still issues with flights -- NM - and here.... no tellin how that will go -- but there's no way i can drive - so now soulman has to get her after work -- which means -- she will have to sit at the airport for maybe three hours alone before he can get her!  IF her flight can go.  i feel so bad for that.  the plan was that i would pick her up-- but i get mental driving on ice -- due to a wreck on ice with soulkid when she was 5 -- and again a ice storm and a horrible three hour wait-drive over the santa rosa mountains in NM -- in frickin march years ago-- alone... sooo many horrible wrecks-- coronor vehicles-- one PT cruiser ripped right in half.  same trip i almost crashed twice myself on black ice. i just can't do it.  the last time i did?  was a couple years ago i went to iowa -- scared shitless -- snow-ice- losin my ass end.  i survived obviously-- but not without bein reminded -- ice on the road is not my friend!

SO.  was that too whiny?  wasn't meant to be-- just updatin .  flash-backin :~)

as far as my progress on my chores yesterday?   let's just say --- epic fail.  i got very little 'work' done.  i had some problems on an account or two-- payin bills online -- which took a lot of time-- i finally gave in and wrote checks -- which didn't make it to the mailbox yet :))  for reasons above.  bleh.   as for housework?  i'm down to my office.  soulman - due to his month long pneumonia, and vacation, and this week helpin with other stuff - and workin on soulkids jeep -- and a dozen other projects -- has still not got the floor trim laid in the office -- so i'm down to just givin in and puttin my furniture back in place and gettin things where they belong in there -- without the trim.  i hate that it won't look right -- but we'll just have to do it again when he does have time.  i've been a mess without my office-- and it sure hasn't helped the house-- i have 'portable offices ' all over the place.  so -- i didn't really get to that at all yesterday -- i must get it finished today now.  i just don't know if i have it in me.  maybe soulkid will piss me off or something.  anger is my second best motivation -- after company :))

ok -- did i miss anything?

stay warm peeps !!!!

poor dallas is sufferin big time for the weather -- superbowl week -- in an ice storm -- weeee?  just not makin the money they expected are they.  money grubbin- whooooors.  :))  that'll teach em to jack up all their prices.  :))  i do feel bad for the folks who paid a lot of money to get here and planed a good time - and are now trapped in their hotels.  other than that -- i hope the greedy learn a lesson. 

my dads most memorable quote--as a father of 4 girls -- what do greedy girls get? -- NUTHIN

i miss my daddy-

happy freezin thursday y'all -

oh-- about my recent cooking?  the kitchen has been so clean, it doesn't bother me.  i've missed my cookin-- but damn sure appreciate the families help!  i'd be starved for sure if they hadn't taken over the shopping and cookin this last year or so.  it's been a real self esteem booster lately to realize i CAN do these things still with a little mental steam and gusto though.  it sure has beeen a while since i've felt that in me!