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!