Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our Luck Ran Out

     It's official our luck ran out today to be missed by the bad weather. We have had freezing rain today which they say we are going to be getting snow on top of it later this evening can be as much as 7 inches. I did get out long enough to mail the rest of my Christmas cards and get me something to eat. It had just started to sprinkle when I came out of my last stop  and I knew the best place for me was at home.  I went shopping with my daughter yesterday to try to finish up what I needed. I had a very enjoyable time with her.
    We needed to pick up my youngest grandson because daddy was working late. I though I was coming home instead they took me to dinner with them. It was amusing with my grandson ordering our drinks and dinner. He didn't ask he just did it. What was funny was that he was right.  We went to Famous Dave's. 
     He helped his other grandmother bake cookies yesterday and he was going to do that again this morning that was his work for today. He makes you laugh. I have spent my afternoon embroidering and watching the bearcats play for the National Championship in Alabama. Next year it will be closer to home playing at the soccer complex in Kansas City, Kansas  and I hope they are there again. They ended up 15-0 for the season. Not bad for a 2A collegiate team. They had over 4.000 there to watch them last weekend. 
     Have you got your Christmas dinner planned? Our family has decided not to do the traditional big meal, but to have homemade vegetable beef soup or chili with sandwiches. Of course, there will be sweets of all kinds which we really need. I definitely will have to exercise after the cookies, candy and all of the sweet treats. We always have the ham and turkey with all the trimmings and the two holidays are so close together or at least that is the way it seems. 
    The boys are all out of school for the next two weeks which I think everybody was ready to have a break. 
      Prayers are being said that you all have a safe and warm Merry Christmas. Mother Nature doesn't seem to want to be kind to us right at the moment. 
Take Care. 


kathyinozarks said...

we have allot of ice here too-worried about losing our electric once it turns single digits-you guys safe too hugs Kathy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Shirley:
Hoping that you and your loved ones stay warm and safe through the holidays and always.

This year, Handsome and our dear friend will be preparing Christmas dinner for us. It will be nice to be the one who just sits and enjoys for a change.

Merry Christmas blessings,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Shirley! We got freezing rain this morning, but turned to just rain this afternoon. We may get some flurries in the morning. Thank you so much for your prayers. I pray you have a safe and warm holiday! Merry Christmas! Twyla

Gert said...


So sorry to hear about your weather,especially this time of the year. We had that kind of weather a couple years ago. But just extended our holiday celebration! Be careful and stay safe.

Your Iowa friend,

The Porcelain Rose said...

Found you via Nana Diana's blog.
I noticed that you also live in Missouri. I am in Blue Springs (next to Independence... right outside of Kansas City).
We had freezing rain, too! Yuck.
You have a lovely blog.
Will visit again soon.
Merry Christmas!!

Debby said...

Yes, crazy weather. We had so much rain today. Lots of flooding. Just heard on FB where to the west of us they had terrible winds and lines were down. The wind is roaring right now. Please let the power stay on. Glad you were able to do your shopping and even some dining. Hope your Christmas goes well. Happy Holidays. (((((HUGS))))

sweet violets said...

Stay safe Shirley....your rain has come our way now and possibly ice overnight and tomorrow. I'm right off Lake Ontario in upstate New York and we always get your weather a day later.

Have a blessed Christmas with your family.....hugs from Cleo

Vickie said...

Well Shirley, we have the exact same weather. It is still snowing,at least 5 inches so far on top of the ice from the other day. A very white Christmas indeed! You and I need to keep from slipping. God bless you this Christmas!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

I hope you and your family have a safe, fun and absolutely wonderful holiday! The smaller meal -- along with all the sweets -- sounds perfect!!

Cinderella Moments said...

Merry Christmas Shirley! Have a wonderful time!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Dear Shirley. Yes it seems a bad winter for everyone this season. Sounds like you sure had some bad weather hit. Stay safe and warm inside. We are cold but no snow or ice at the moment. One never knows here as that could change.
Glad you are enjoying your family and ready for the holiday.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year
Warm Hugs

bj said...

My dear sister friend, I am sorry for the cold, icy weather but so thankful for your nice, warm home and your great family. Just stay inside, safe and warm, and come out after the thaw....hahhaa.
Merriest Christmas, dear one.
xoxo bj
O, and I think your soup or chili sounds wonderful. :)

Ana said...

My dear friend Shirely,
Just wanted to stop by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. May it be a warm and blessed one. Sending you lots of warm Christmas hugs.

Much love,