Monday, January 31, 2011

Ready Or Not...


Here it comes... or so the weathermen are saying. These photos are from the snowstorm Christmas Eve of 2009. I was in Ft. Worth and it was so incredibly beautiful. My baby brother and I were out in the driveway and yard taking pictures at one in the morning...

Diane, my s.i.l., was so excited and pointing out different things to Ben and I and we were snapping away like crazy. What fun we were having! In Oklahoma they were having what for us Okies was a blizzard. Sixty mile an hour plus winds, heavy snowfall, temperatures that dropped like a rock. In Ft. Worth there were record snowfalls for Christmas time but we didn't have the winds like up north.

Now we have a front coming in like a freight train tonight. The temperatures dropped about 15 degrees this afternoon, the winds have turned around and are coming in from the north and we should start getting thunder rain, thunder sleet and thunder snow with blizzard like winds.

They are already warning folks that the Interstates, both north/south and east/west bound will most likely be shut down for some period of time in the next 24 hours.

Carol and her sister went to WallyWorld after Carol's doctor appointment and Carol said the place was packed. There was not even any onions! Carol is one of the really good planners when it comes to getting things ready for a storm of any kind. I mean we live in Oklahoma. We know the things to do when we are expecting most anything except for maybe hurricanes. I hope we don't
have to plan for one of those. Anyhow she had the larder pretty well stocked but wanted to get milk, bread, onions and a few last minute things that she wanted to have in the house. There were no onions and no bread on the shelves. She did get milk and some fruit cups and odds and ends but she said it was way crazier than usual in the store when folks are getting ready for a storm of any kind.

Anyhow we are all in and buttoned up, had a bowl of beans for supper and messing on the computer and watching 'The Batchelor' and dreading having to walk the girls tonite... It will make my electric blankie even better, though. I've got my camera plugged up and charging in case there are wonderful pictures to take tomorrow.

The only thing that would make it better would be if we still had our Christmas lights up.

Stay warm, y'all, and let's hope nobody loses --- a. internet; b. power; c. heat.

10 comments:

Laura~peach~ said...

wow stay in and stay safe and have some fun with it! HUGS

Sara said...

We had the snow today, got some wind tonight. Tomorrow night's wind chill is predicted as low as 40 below zero. Yikes!

No school tomorrow in most districts around us. That means that I'm not leaving my house if I don't have to. Gives us all an excuse to sleep in, read or quilt, and be happy we're indoors.

farmlady said...

This is not a typical Winter is it? Do you usually get storms like this? Every time I turn the news on, I hear about a new storm moving up through the midwest and traveling northeast and it all sounds like a disaster coming.
I hope that you are OK and that your wood stove keeps you warm if the electricity goes out.
Take care of those little dogs and be safe...
I love the photos of the Christmas lights in the snow. Beautiful!

Tina said...

wowza-my cousin in San Antonio said it was 80. Here in Portland we were a cool 46 (and I was moaning about the cold!)...now you..snow? that is just wrong. Has the message not gotten out that it is February for goodness sake...Spring! Spring! Spring!! I have seeds and I am ready to plant them.

Evansmom said...

They are forecasting between 20 and 30 inches of snow here in southern Maine. We have piles already and wonder where we are going to put it! Stay safe.

Lonicera said...

Makes me cold just looking at them! Hope you're keeping warm and that your plants are safe. I think I've lost my mimosa/wattle tree, which makes me sad. It should be flowering by now and the crown is too high up for me to see why it isn't...
Caroline

hetty said...

Does it normally snow so much in your part of the world? Sometimes when the weather people talk about major storms, they don't materialize. Let's hope this is one of them.

Caution Flag said...

The news showed Oklahoma this morning. You all got it good! Hope you are warm and snug :)

Pastor Sharon said...

Hey sugar!
What's for supper tonight? I'm thinking a good bowl of home made veggie soup with cubed ham would be good. Could you make some? I'll bring the cornbread.

My girl is working tonight, saving lives and making a difference so it would be a great night for soup!

It just started phase two of our winter storm. ice and more ice all over everything! Then at midnight, it changes to snow and we are to get 5 inches maybe 6 by morning!

I'm just so excited. . . NOT! Thankful for heat, internet and food. . . and you!

Paxie said...

No onions? I can understand milk and bread, but onions?

And you had beans? I hope you still had one left.

Since I'm catching up...I know you survived! It's been a rough Winter.