Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crazy Weather

We have had the craziest weather this past week. We had snow for Christmas and it was cold. The following day we go to 68 degrees which melts all of the snow. We then have thunder, lighting, tornado warnings, freezing rain, and snow all within approximately twenty four hours. This is end of December not spring. We have had such strange weather the whole year. As the saying goes just stick around if you don't like it, it is guaranteed to change. We haven't had as bad as others have, but it is unusal for us to have the tornado warnings. I know the lighting sounded to close to the house for my liking. I have had lighting strike our home once, and I really don't care to have it hit again.

Looking out the window it is melting and the temperature says that we are up to 45 degrees. I think that is why the streets have not been treated because they thought that it would melt and they would save on the salt.

The New Year is coming and we will hope that it brings good things for all of us. The winter has been bad in respect to the terrible cold and the construction work is at a stand still for most of people. A lot of the people have put their projects on hold because they don't know what the economy is going to bring. I know at work we only have four people working at this time.

We had a good Christmas spent with family and friends. It made me tired to watch the boys play they have so much energy. The oldest two tried to take their Corgi puppy sledding, but he didn't care about that. He would sooner run beside the sled.
I am working on a few new projects and I need to get back to them. Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shopping is done

The shopping is done and the North wind is blowing. The wind chill is what really makes it bad. We had another cold front come through this morning. We started our running today and I felt so good. We didn't use the wheel chair today which made me very happy. We were on parking lots that the snow had been pushed and the ice had been treated. I picked up the two pieces of costume jewelry that I had repaired at my favorite jewelry store. I haven't found anything that they couldn't do for me. It is family owned and been in business for a very long time. They make you feel like you are part of their extended family.
Today was a good day because my husband walked every place we went and didn't use the wheel chair . I really pray that it is a good sign. Work will be short this next week because we are closing at noon on Christmas Eve.
The weather is really being unpredictable right now, because people are getting bad weather in places that is usually warm. Of course they say that it is global warming.
I haven't got my latest project done and won't be in time for Christmas. I had to many other things in the fire. I will post a picture of it after it is finish.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Shopping with Wheel Chairs

I finally decided that it was time to start my Christmas shopping. I decided I would go to our mall because they have a Penny's, Sears, Dillard's and others plus it would be inside out of the wind that was so horrible. I knew that Penny's had a handicap door so it would be easy to get into their store. How many places have handicap doors to help you get into their store, but don't have the handicap button's to push to let you out. That is exactly the situation with their store. They are spending a lot of money redoing our mall with promises of new shops. I haven't seen any new shops yet. You have some very friendly people who help you and those that stand in your way and you would like to hit them with the wheel chair.
I can still hear the wind which is really blowing. They say they registered over 40 miles a hour. I know when I took my car to the shop this morning it was hard at times to keep it where I wanted it.
I hope tomorrow will be better weather wise so maybe I can finish up. It will be another day of shopping with the wheel chair.
Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9,2008

I haven't blogged for a few days so I thought I would tonight before I go to bed. It has been terribly cold and windy, but we didn't get the rain or snow that they were predicting so we got lucky. Tomorrow will be the 1 year anniversary of our terrible ice storm of last year. I am hoping that we don't have another one. I had to scrape some ice off my windows, but we were so warm last night it didn't stick to the streets.
I have been in the baby-sitting business with my grandsons. I just don't watch all three at once. I could probably do it, but I don't think I want to try.
I haven't started my Christmas shopping as of yet. My husband can't walk that far so we use a wheel chair and some people are nice and hold the door open while others shut it in your face and they see you coming. I try to pick a time that maybe we won't have a lot of people to contend with.
I have my list made so that I can check it off as I go. We looked at some of the Christmas lights over the weekend. There is a house that has a lot of decorations that all move with the music. The Christmas trees change colors and is really unique.
We usually have our party after the holidays at work because it is hard to fit every body's schedule. It is rather nice to do it then.

Morning will come early so I need to close this post.