Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Walking in a Winter Wonderland...

well, trudging at least.

Here in the south we rarely get snow.  And when we do it is usually only an inch or so.
Monday Morning about 3am it started to snow..and snow...and snow.
It snowed all day.

 Here are my cats handling the snow in their own way, the best way that cats know how to do anything.  They slept through the entire thing.
 Then after the snow stopped, the freezing rain and sleet started.  I mean it hammered us ALL NIGHT LONG.  When I awoke this morning I found these hanging on the eaves over our door. Gigantic icicles of death, waiting to fall, pining the helpless victim to the porch.  Everytime we open the door I feel like Ralphies Mother from "The Christmas Story" saying "Careful, those icicles have been known to kill people..." I am not exaggerating when I say that giant one is about a foot long.  It is ridiculous. Like something out of Mammoth Caves.
All in all we got about 6 inches of snow here at our house and a nice sheeting of ice covering everything.  My yard is shiny.  The ground is shiny (the ground is also very hard and my butt is very sore), the cars are frozen shut, and the temps are remaining below freezing, the sun is hiding and the wind is blowing.

So the kids have been off of school the past two days. Charles office shut down at 830 last night, and THEY NEVER CLOSE. EVER. Period. and I am off of work today because of treacherous conditions.
I love Winter in the south.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


only 244 days until we go to Disney World!
I dont know who is more excited.  Im going to take a wild guess
and say ME!! IT'S ME!! PICK ME! PICK ME!

Yes, it is true. When I think of Disney World I turn into an 8 year old pile of goopy excitement.

This picture was from our 2008 trip.  Yes, I am wearing a lariat. Yes, I collect and trade pins. and yes, I wear disney shirts while I am at DIsney World...it's a sickness, really.
I wont mention that I even have a pair of disney ears wearing the sorcerors apprentice hat...

We are going to try some new restaurants, like Boma and Biergarten and perhaps Garden Grille.  But of course we are going back to some of our favorites, like O'hana and Yachtsman Steakhouse(home of the 44 dollar porterhouse) Thank goodness for the Disney Dining Plan!

First order of business?? Ride the Tower of Terror so many times I make myself sick.

Man, I love Disney World.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

No really...I mean it.

I wrote an entire post on my new diet regiment.
I deleted it.   I am so sick of reading it.
I know what I need to do.
I know how I need to do it.

As Elvis said "A little less conversation, a little more action please. All this aggrivation aint satisfactioning me...So come on baby, Im tired of talkin'!"

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thats a really great question...

My 7 year old comes up with some of the most intersting questions.
The other day he came up with the mother lode.

While in the Dollar Store, he turns to my husband, and in all seriousness asks
"Hey Dad??  Why dont Geese have boobs??"