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Snow in Alabama!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I got up and put the roast in the slow cooker so I could play with the grands this afternoon instead of cooking. About 9:30 the snow started and by noon we had a inch. DH got off work about 1 and picked up the boys to spend the night. It was a wonderful snow, perfect for making snowmen. So we played outside, came in for snack and to dry off, then back out for more fun.

We made snowmen big


and small


Then we made a snow fort


The snow is already melting, but it certainly was fun. We just don't get much around here. This is the most we have had in over 5 years.

Everyone is very tired, the boys will go to bed early since they didn't get a nap this afternoon. I'm planning on watching the Olympics, but we shall see if they let me.

I did get a bit of quilting done this morning.

  
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TIDEFAN911 2/17/2010 4:48PM

    We got snow twice in B'Ham - so for a Florida gal, this was a treat for me!! OH and ROLL TIDE ROLL!! :) emoticon

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RUSTBUCKET1 2/15/2010 11:21PM

    Love the snowmen. (They are almost as big as the kids! emoticon
Glad to see they had a great time!

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DOLLBABE56 2/15/2010 8:58AM

    OH, I just love it. The kids look like they had so much fun. This morning we got some snow up here in Athens, AL. Not much, but it is beautiful.

Have a great day.

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TERRIEJO53 2/14/2010 5:35PM

    Great pictures! I'm sure the kids thought playing in the snow was quite a treat. I wouldn't mind playing in the snow if it only came once in a while and melted in the same day.

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RAMALEX 2/13/2010 12:44PM

  We lived in Huntsville about 40 years ago, it was great fun when we got snow.

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POUNDSTOGO3 2/13/2010 11:19AM

    What a fun time with the grandkids. Something they will remember at their age.

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EGGBASKET1 2/13/2010 1:46AM

    THANKS FOR SHARING ! YOU SURE MADE A LOT OF MEMORIES ! IT EVEN BRINGS BACK WONDERFUL MEMORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD ! THANKS AGAIN !

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MIMMICA 2/13/2010 12:54AM

    Great pictures, the grandkids must have had a lot of fun (I'm thinking you did too).

Thanks for sharing!

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MAKULEWAHINE 2/12/2010 10:21PM

    Oh how cute. Isn't snow fun when you know it won't last very long? It is pouring here. I am planning a hike tomorrow unless it is so rainy that the creek rises (just a saying, there is no creek). Sounds like you made the most of the day.

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GMEAN2055 2/12/2010 8:33PM

    looks like they were having a great time. enjoy it while you can.

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GMEAN2055 2/12/2010 8:33PM

    looks like they were having a great time. enjoy it while you can.

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GCHUNG 2/12/2010 8:24PM

    Wow big snowman for only an inch. Very well done.

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Just another one of those days

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Today was another gray, rainy, cold, icky day. Went to the dentist and had my teeth cleaned this morning, DH got his braces off (sigh, I have another year). Came home and ate my low residue, bland, little lunch. Decided to load the twin quilt on the frame and get started. So I did. Changed the thread, sewed a sample, it looked good, so I got started quilting. Nice big loopy curves and curly ques. Power went off, on, off, on, off, and on again. Finished the first pass (about 1/6 of the quilt), advanced the quilt in the frame, and there it was. A nice tight bobbin thread and loopy top thread on the back. Well, poop. OK, big sigh, take a break, fix dinner, clean up. Start frog stitching. I got about half of it out when Biggest Loser came on, so stopped for the evening. Gotta work tomorrow, so won't have any time to work on it. Thursday I'll finish the frog stitching, work on the tension, and start over.

On a happier note, the diverticulitis is much better!

  
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SUZY6281 2/10/2010 11:13AM

    Sorry to hear about the stitching mishap. Your decision to step away was a good one. I've had to do that many times and it sure helps the frustration level.

suzy

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DOLLBABE56 2/10/2010 9:01AM

    We all have those "blah, gray days", and sometimes they don't end well. I'm glad to see yours got better. Those beautiful sunny days are coming soon (even if the groundhog says different). Personally, I can't wait for Spring! Enough of the cold weather. Now, put a smile on that beautiful face of yours because today is going to be a better day.

Hang in there kiddo!

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SLKIDDER 2/10/2010 12:50AM

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I hope tomorrow goes much better!
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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/10/2010 12:31AM

    Ugh! You got a bird's nest on the back of your quilt! Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it'll go better on Thursday. Sometimes a break from it is a good thing. Hope you intestines are feeling better today too. Whoa, wait a minute did you say that your DH got his braces off today? and you need yours for another year? Congrats to him! And here I thought only teens got braces...where have I been, LOL

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MAKULEWAHINE 2/9/2010 11:39PM

    I'm glad you ended with a happy note. Sometimes it just piles on, doesn't it? I hope to go biking tomorrow. Last day before the rain hits again. Rats!

I feel for you with the diverticulitis. I hate something that I had a hard time digesting yesterday and was up all night with shooting pains in my stomach and intestines. Finally everything calmed down and today I am just fine. Lesson learned: corn chips make me sick!!!!! Sigh.

Have a good evening.

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Here we go again ...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Last night I got my strength training in, back still tender, but got it in. Sat on the couch waiting for DH to get home from work when it hit. My diverticulitis is flared up again. So now it is back on antibiotics and the low residue diet, which is not good for weight loss. No whole grain, no fiber. I'll be hungry for a while now. Also, no core work for a week or so. Sigh. Oh how I hate Flagyl!

  
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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/8/2010 11:07PM

    Oh No! If it`s not one thing it`s another. I`m sorry to hear about your diverticulitis, take care of it so it goes away real soon.
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MAKULEWAHINE 2/8/2010 7:03PM

    And I was just feeling sorry for myself and thinking how once one thing clears up another appears. Take care and hang in there. We are with you.
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POUNDSTOGO3 2/8/2010 5:34PM

    Sorry you're having problems. Seems everytime we think we're all set something pops up to discourage us. Just take it a day at a time and do what is comfortable for you.

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One down, 2 to go.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Finished the baby quilt for DHs coworker last night. Actually it is a bit big for a baby quilt, guess I should call it a youth quilt. One down.


The top for DGSs twin quilt is ready for it's borders, which are half done. Not much extra fabric so have to measure 3 times and cut once. The denim rag I-spy is still waiting to be snipped as the rag scissors continue to hide.

We took the boys to Home Depot this morning for Kids Workshop. They really do look forward to going.





Even though it was another cold, gray, dreary day, I got a lot done. Now time for my exercises and I am through for the day.

  
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MAKULEWAHINE 2/7/2010 6:28PM

    I love those workshops. My son takes his kids all the time and they have a blast.

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EGGBASKET1 2/7/2010 5:59PM

    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. I LOVE THE QUILT ! CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED ON ONE WITH MY SISTER.
YOU EVEN ENDED YOUR DAY ON A POSITIVE NOTE BY EXERCISING !!! GREAT JOB !!!!

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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/7/2010 1:07PM

    emoticonon getting the quilt done! Can't wait to see the next one.

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LINDA25427 2/7/2010 10:19AM

    Love the quilt .

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COLEENCOLE 2/7/2010 9:23AM

    The quilt is beautiful!

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BACONLADY 2/7/2010 7:45AM

    What a fun day! We took our oldest grandson to one of those sessions at a Home depot a long time ago. He loved it!


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GCHUNG 2/6/2010 10:23PM

    Sounds like a great day !!! I love when the kids are this stage and they love making things. I bet they had a great time.

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Happy Dance!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Today was my second weigh in for Scale Back Alabama. I am so very happy to announce I lost 5 pounds this week. Even with my back hurting! Makes living with the hungry feelings all worth it. Thanks Ginny for getting me started back on my strength training too, I know that has really helped. Now I just gotta get back on the bike and all will be well with my world.

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MAKULEWAHINE 2/4/2010 11:17AM

    Great job! You can do anything! Hope your bike is back under you soon.

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GCHUNG 2/4/2010 8:45AM

    Woo hoo Bev!!! - Congratulations!!! I'm so proud of you. BTW - I've adopted you as my Spark Buddy as you keep me motivated!!! LOL - Can you feel the pressure !! emoticon emoticon

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BACONLADY 2/4/2010 8:37AM

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Woohoo for YOU!!!!
That's wonderful!!!

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TERI99 2/4/2010 7:30AM

    emoticon Wow! Five pounds in one week! I'll do a dance for you, too!
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EGGBASKET1 2/4/2010 12:27AM

    GREAT JOB !!!! WOOHOO !!!! emoticon JUST BE CAREFUL !!! MARY

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CAPETERSON 2/4/2010 12:10AM

    Good for you! Five pounds in a week is wonderful! emoticon

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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/4/2010 12:04AM

    emoticon Good job! emoticon Hope your back is better now.

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TEXQUILTMAMA 2/3/2010 11:31PM

    Way to go! awesome!Keep going! Your spark friend, joyce emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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