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Friday, February 05, 2010

The anticipated storm started 'on time' - flurries about 2:30 p.m. today. Before I head to bed, I looked outside and there appears to be about 4" on the sidewalk, with the flakes getting bigger and more intense. We're supposed to expect 1 - 2 inches per hour over night - yes, you read that right, 1 - 2 INCHES per HOUR. We've been told to expect up to about 16 inches total before this stops tomorrow afternoon/evening. The winds have picked up, and will remain high until Sunday or so, so this will be an interesting weekend, to say the least.

Lest you think I'm complaining: I'm not. We're all hunkered down and prepared to be snowed-in. emoticon

One of my daughters called to ask if I have everything I need for french toast (a reference to something we heard recently about people who are snowed in eating a lot of french toast). I laughed and told her I have everything I expect to need. We laughed about people who hear about possible storms coming and then rush out to buy lots of milk, bread, eggs, beer (lots and lots of beer), and snacks of all sorts. Makes me want to ask, "so you don't keep a small supply of....in your house?"

When I lived in Memphis, TN years ago, I made a point of avoiding grocery stores when snow flurries were predicted. People down there go NUTS at the mere mention of snow flakes. I was raised up north, and learned how to drive a stick shift car on packed snow and ice.

The only time I made a special stop at the grocery store when a storm was starting was several years ago; and all I bought that time was cat food. The clerk made a comment about me eating cat food if I was snowed in, and I told her, no, I had two cats and I had to make sure THEY had something to eat. emoticon emoticon

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CODOXIES 2/5/2010 10:44PM

    stay safe this weekend!

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ANGELALEGNA 2/5/2010 10:33PM

    Nice story, where are you? I heard that DC was going to get 2 feet of snow tonight? Are you in that area? I live in Nashville and used to live in Colorado... I know what you mean about people flocking to the stores at the mere mention of a storm, so silly. I know how to drive on snow and ice myself, but it's the other CRAZY's That keep me off the road when it storms!
Enjoy your snow days!

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Back to 'routine'

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This morning my DH & I will help out in our grandson's kindergarten class - always a pleasant, FUN time for us. We're only there about an hour - for a specific task of the children - but we look forward to it once or twice a week. They are such cute kids at that age; but WILL say ANYthing. LOL

For later, I have my treadmill and exercise time planned. I also have tons and tons of stuff on my 'get to it sooner or later' list. emoticon

All-in-all, I'm settling back into a routine.

We had a nice trip (from PA to CO and UT) visiting family and attending 2 college basketball games at my DH's almamater. (Yes, 'our' team won both!)

We drove, and the weather wasn't bad, although we did hit fog - much of 2 days.

I had a real nice few days with my Mom (she's confined to bed or a wheelchair). I hate that I live so far from her, but am grateful for the opportunities to see her a couple of times a year.

Time for this 60+ yr old to go to school! Have a GREAT day, everyone.

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DAYHIKER 2/2/2010 8:47AM

    I think you will have a great time at school today! Glad you had a good trip...sounds like a wonderful time!!

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new tooth

Monday, February 01, 2010

Yes 60+ yr olds can get new teeth - and I'm not talking about dentures (although that may be in my future).

Last May my dentist told me that my body was reabsorbing a tooth. I had no pain, no discomfort; and no, 'they' don't know why bodies sometimes reabsorb teeth.

The oral surgeon removed the offending tooth, added (cadeaver) bone and let me heal for 3 months before he implanted a titanium 'root'. When that healed (another 3+ months), my dentist took impressions and made a new molar. It was screwed on today.

It's a little weird having a molar on that side of my mouth again, but I'm tickled pink. Now I can chew on BOTH sides of my mouth. emoticon

Isn't is great what medical science can do now? LOL

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IUHRYTR 2/1/2010 2:30PM

    Dentists have made a lot of progress, haven't they? Glad you got your tooth back. -- Lou

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

As if to 'celebrate' being home again, my sinuses are acting up - pressure, pain, etc. Some of you know the drill. emoticon

I'm going to rest today, but my heart is still tuned into God and His rich, ABUNDANT blessings on me. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness.

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IUHRYTR 1/31/2010 12:15PM

    Hoping you're better real soon. -- Lou

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DANCING4UJESUS 1/31/2010 9:02AM

    I am all to familiar with the sinus thing I will say a prayer for you this morning. Take care. emoticon

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Friday night

Friday, January 29, 2010

We arrived safely back home this afternoon. It's been a busy afternoon and evening getting settled back into a routine. We picked up Darby (our dog) from the pet resort this evening, and she's settling nicely back into our home. I don't know if she was happier to see us, or if we were happier to see her. : )

I'll drop a few lines about our trip in another posting, but wanted to say that I'm glad to be home - 4-1/2 days in a car make for looooong days. But it was worth it.

Looking forward to (and scared to) get on the scale tomorrow morning.


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