Saturday, January 9, 2010

It does get cold in sunny Florida!

If you get your magnifyer out, you can see what is left of one of Marie's "snow" balls. lol The grass looks white from the snow but it's just dead. Poor grass!

That white stuff that looks like dandruff on the wood here, is what we Floridians call snow.

I was almost too late, there was a lot more white stuff on this slide. In this picture it looks like sand from the sandbox. ROFLMBO

Here is all that is left of their snow after they made four snowballs and threw them at each other. Okay, mostly they were thrown at me but since the only one with good aim is 11, I only got hit once. lol

Ohhhh the weather outside is frightful!

Gotcha! No, really, it is white stuff coming out of the sky but you can barely see it. It's more sleet than snow but hey, who cares! The kids and I just got back in from playing in it. There's nothing really on the ground that you can see unless you count the stuff that the tent collected. The girls had a mini snowball (ok, ice ball) fight. They grabbed the little bit of white stuff that had collected on the tent I threw outside the day before in a cleaning fit. I watched while they ran around the yard looking up at the sky. They had their mouths open trying to collect some white snow/sleet on their tongues. They are saying that this is supposed to stick around for another two hours but the temp is around 35 so I believe our chances of more snow are gone.

I didn't think to grab my camera to show you the tiny amount of white stuff that had accumulated. Sorry about that, now I guess it will be another 22 years before I get another chance to take a picture. lol By then, I'll hopefully have some grandkids and my kids will be the ones outside freezing their butts off in their jammies and slippers. Oh, I could go out back and take a picture of the slide so you can see I'm not telling a big whopper of a story but you will have to wait until I can get warm again. Sorry, this New England girl's blood has thinned out so much that I can't stand being in the 35 degree weather for very long anymore. Remember when we had a Christmas where the windchill was at -40????? I'd freeze instantly in that kind of weather now. lol I'll go out in a minute and get some pics of our "snow" and post them for you to laugh at with me.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Now that I have your attention, this post has nothing to do with the title but I wanted to see if you were paying attention. LOL

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted and I'd like to apologize. Life tends to get in the way more than not around here. I've been busy working, taking care of the kids, getting the house ready for Christmas (and the cleaning up from it) and getting the kids back to school. Not to mention a few of us have got some nasty little cold that just will not let go. To be totally honest, my head congestion has been around since I put the Christmas tree up. All that dust stirred up a nasty allergy attack that continued into a nasty bug. Now little Katie has it and can't go to school. They had two weeks off for their Christmas/winter break and she still can't go back. Poor little girl! She's so sad that she can't go see her friends but she sounds like a bullfrog when ever she coughs or tries to talk.

Our normal winter weather has flown the coop. We've had nasty cold for the past several days. We've also had windchill advisories for the past two days and it looks like they will be here for the next couple of mornings too. It's pretty sad when sunny Florida can't get past 50 during the day. I don't think we even got close to it on Sunday and Monday lol. They are saying we may make it there tomorrow or Thursday but by Friday and Saturday it's back down into the 40's again. Now, if we could just have some snow in the evening, after DH gets home from work so the kids could go out to play for about five minutes. I can't get Ryan to keep on a hat or mittens. Logan will wear the hat and mittens but the shoes and socks keep coming off. Katie and Marie are the only sane children in this house. lol If it snows, they are the only ones going out to play in it from the looks of it. I really have seen snow in Florida, but it's been about 20 plus years since I did. lol

Work was absolutely crazy for the last two weeks of the year and now it's slower than slow. I was hoping to get a nice rhythm going so I could put some money away for January Santa sales but..... Hopefully it will pick up again soon. Now I have the time to sit down and stitch or get the house cleaned, the laundry caught up and the dishes done. Yeah, I'd rather be stitching lol. If I could just get my finger healed completely then I could actually get some done. My one finger keeps splitting near the nail. First one side, then the other, then back to the first side. I can't stitch because it's so sore but it also bleeds and leaks too. Go figure! I've been trying to put neosporin on with a bandaid covering it each night just so I can work the next day. Now there's a thought, if I don't have work then maybe my finger will heal quicker. lol

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!