I am so glad that you made it here through all of this nasty weather!
It seems half of the country is having some type of horrible weather.
I just pray that everyone stays safe and warm. Some have no power and I feel so bad for them. Hopefully the power will be restored soon.
I am grateful that my husband has been in the south this week!!
Come in out of the cold. It is 9 degrees here with the wind chill factored in and wind she is a blowin' !
This is what it looked like early this morning from my porch. Not so bad but there is a layer of ice under that bit of snow. I am so grateful that we didn't get as much bad weather as they first predicted for us but it sure is cold.
Last night was a bit unnerving as I kept hearing chunks of ice falling from my neighbors tree, hitting these two little windows next to my recliner. It was an eerie sound !
Katie does have a snow day today. So I made us a nice breakfast since we had the time. Bacon and cheddar omelet. Not the healthiest but we rarely have a breakfast like this.
I don't really have any plans for the day. I went to church on Monday to do my secretary work as I had heard of the possible bad weather. I had gotten the most important things done there and don't have to return until later in the week.
I do have to go clean house tomorrow but I'm sure that the roads will be fine. They seem fine now. I think I'm just going to relax and crochet today.
Speaking of crocheting. I have many, many crochet books and magazines. Out of this entire collection, which consists of probably hundreds, I have one particular book that I consider my "Crochet Bible". It is filled with just about every known stitch that there is. I have referred to this book many, many times over twenty years to find new and unusual stitches.
Well about two years ago I noticed that this book was missing. I had searched my house numerous times to no avail. I was heartbroken. I remembered having a huge stack of old magazines that I had thrown away over a year ago and had wondered if the book was in that stack. I thought that I had gone through the stack but may have been hasty in doing so. I had finally given up hope on ever finding this book again until I had a conversation with my daughter Ginny when she was here for Thanksgiving last year.
In conversation I had mentioned this book to her. At that time she reminded me that I had given her some crochet books the year previous as she had always shown some interest in learning more. I had taught her the basics when she was younger.
She asked me to describe the book to her and promptly called her boyfriend in Raleigh. She told him where to go look and Lo and Behold, he found it !
Well I can't tell you the relief and joy I felt from this discovery. I had long since given up on ever finding it again. After Ginny went back to Raleigh, she promptly mailed it back to me.
Lost for two years and then found !
So now I am facing another loss. This really irritates me to no end as I am a fairly organized person. I have lost my favorite bracelet. It is by no means an expensive one but I love it more than any bracelet I have. My husband gave it to me for Valentines Day last year.
I have been searching and searching and still no sign. I've looked through all of my purses and jewelery boxes. Still no luck. This just makes me sick. I haven't given up. It's rare that I loose something so I will keep searching. I realized last night that my little apartment upstairs is in desperate need of attention so maybe I will find it hiding up there somewhere. Maybe one of the cats knocked it off of the side of the dresser. I think that I would have noticed if it had fallen off my wrist as it's rather big and dangly !
I suppose that it would be alright to pray to God for a lost item. I don't know if that seems to trivial.
I finished the book I had been reading by author Terry Kay.
I won't give away the ending, I will just say that it was a light and enjoyable read with an ending, that to me was wonderful and unexpected. As I stated in a previous post, I stepped out of my box with this story. It wasn't a story that sounded appealing to me but I wanted to challenge my mind a bit and was very pleasantly surprised.
Terry Kay has written several books and you can be sure I will read more of them.
Right now I am a little behind everyone else and just started reading...
I'm not too far into it yet as I only read a few chapters each night before bedtime. When my eyes start to blur, I put it down and go to sleep.
So far I am enjoying it very much. Thank you to my Pastor's wife Karen, for sharing it !
Oh and I know that everyone in America is holding their breath on this one....
According to the Washington Post, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today, Groundhogs Day, so.....
NO MORE WINTER !!!
However The Washington Post does go on to say that Phil is only right 39 % of the time !
Now I don't know about you, but my guess is that this year he could be off !
So this ends our little visit. I am so glad that you stopped by and I hope that you stay toasty warm and dry today !