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Michael McIntyre on Snow twice!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Had to share this, while snow is still on a lot of our minds:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWtZQmjvqA&
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Recorded after the great freeze last year. :-)

Enjoy. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx



And there's this too! LOLOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=40RfeOOOKAA&
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:37PM

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/6/2010 1:57PM

    LOL you brightened my morning but you should see the snow we have here !!!!

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JHADZHIA 12/6/2010 10:01AM

    Interesting. I wasn't able to view the second one as it said its blocked from my country based on copywrite laws!! I have never seen that before!! You would think they'd block both if that was the case..
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WANDAH3 12/6/2010 9:50AM

    Thanks for the giggles. What on earth would we do if we didn't have weather to keep us amused! *grin*

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

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VALERIENEAL 12/6/2010 9:11AM

    Too funny!!!

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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:29AM

    "Don't tell them anything, they;ll catch the next one!"

LMAO!

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-POOKIE- 12/6/2010 5:00AM

    thanks for sharing!!

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TWOTIMESS 12/6/2010 12:18AM

    LOL! The kitties are having a fine time in the snow! Mine get hissy fits if the grass is damp!

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'S'no snow no more

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Yes, the weather warmed up as fast as it chilled, and all our snow has gone melty-melty. There is still ice in places, but that is melting fast during the day, though causing havoc at night and in the mornings as we plummet below zero and then some each night turning wet roads and pavements into ice rinks. For the next few days we will be bouncing around across the great Zero Degree Divide, spending more time under it than on top of it from what they are saying. :-)

You should see the amount of mud where the melt has soggied the ground! :-)

We made it to Highwoods this morning for the first time since Thursday. There was a lot of compacted snow and ice on the pavements and footpaths, but it was reasonably easy to dodge the worst of it, and the fields have gone from those pictures I took on Thursday back to largely green with patches of snow where the drifts had made it deeper. Looking at it today, it was hard to believe the winter wonderland we had walked through only three days earlier had ever been there. Amazing!

I would have taken pics, but we were joined on our walk by a lovely lady called Della, and her young black Lab called Bailey. We were kept occupied watching out for him and keeping our feet. LOLOL We were out for about an hour and a half, and it was lovely to have the company. :-)

Della was very impressed that Sophie is coming along so well with dealing with her nervousness around people. The only time her tail went between her legs was when there was four of us stood chatting, and about half a dozen dogs milling about, and it got a bit too much for her. Once we moved on she was happy again though. She enjoyed spending time with Bailey, and I think that once I get back from the wedding I might start letting her off the lead up there sometimes. I'm always worried that something will scare her and she'll bolt, but so far so good once we are actually in the park. :-)

Well, this last week or two I have failed to weigh myself, or keep track of much of my food, and my exercise has been intermittent, to say the least. What I do know is that I haven't excessively eaten, and have been pretty much on track, outside of munching on a little candy corn, courtesy of CARLA-216. *waves and blows thankyou kiss* It tastes rather like fudge, and the texture is similar too. Funny really, because I always imagined candy corn to be hard, like boiled sweets. Fortunately, although I like fudge, I can only ever eat a tiny bit at a time, so I shall be good and only eat a few pieces of the candy corn at a time. :-)

The really good news is that although I haven't lost, I am still at 13 stone 1 1/2 lbs! Wow! This is great! I plan not to worry about sparking until I get back from the wedding, but if I carry on this way, and don't get silly at the wedding weekend, I should be fine. :-)

My journey has never been about weight loss so much as making my life more active and healthier, and if weight loss comes along for the ride, then that is icing on the 'healthy' cake. *grin* I am already feeling fitter, and I'm more aware of what I am eating than I used to be. This is all to the good, but I must admit that I'm looking forward to getting back to tracking properly. Maybe Carol Vorderman will stop telling me off on my Active Health game then. LOLOL

My batwings are back in full flap though. I haven't done a scrap of weight training for over a fortnight, and it is obvious when you look at my arms. Oh dear! Well, at least I know how that all works now, so again, after the wedding I'll get back on top of that too. :-) I hate how I fold when I'm under stress, but sometimes there is just too much to deal with, and I just need to find a way to deal with this kind of thing for the future. Coping strategies that revolve around exercise is something I need to develop. :-)

I have two mantras on the go currently:

The first, for the safe journeying of all involved with the wedding, and for the smooth running of the wedding itself, I am encouraging everyone to say the following:

"It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*

Anyone who'd like to add good vibes for Bryony's Wedding are welcome to repeat this a few times between now and Saturday. We can use all the positive energy we can get, especially for the journeys there and back on Thursday and Sunday. :-) Sing it, drum it, shout it, however you feel the urge. :-)

My other mantra, and this doesn't need assistance, is:

"After the wedding...." *grin*

Tara is sick of hearing me say, "After the wedding...." Poor love! So many things are on hold until "After the wedding...." it's not funny! *grin*

But what can you do? I have finite cash, and everything else just has to wait. With one exception. Sophie's extending lead has finally given up the ghost, so I have to go buy a new one tomorrow. Them's not cheap!

Well, I'm off to start writing lists. Packing lists, Waitrose shopping lists, town shopping lists, Sophie's list of needs, cleaning lists, you name it, and it goes on a list. :-) I'm drowning in lists of lists! I'm listing under the weight of all these lists. LOLOL



I hope everyone enjoys the changes I've made to my Sparkpage incidentally. I didn't want to let go of Autumn, but how can I deny it has gone when I've been wading through snow? LOL So, I've gone all Thomas Kinkade with the background, because I love his work. 'Painter of Light' is a very apt description of him, and the winter moonlight scene I chose is one of my favourites of his. :-)

Have a great rest of the weekend!



Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:34PM

    I really like your background picture, too. A lot of people on here decorate their pages for the holidays...maybe after I get through these holidays I'll make some changes, don't even want to think of anything else to do right now!

The wedding will be wonderful!
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CARLA-216 12/7/2010 7:08PM

    I'm sending all my best vibes your way for the wedding!

I am surprised your snow is gone so soon. We had snow Saturday. They said we'd have flurries late in the day. Well, it started around 10 AM and snowed for a couple of hours. We had just enough to cover the grass, and thankfully nothing accumulated on the roads. We still have some hanging around, waiting for more snow, as my mom would say.

I do like the changes to your Spark page. I, like you, didn't really want to give up Autumn already, but I felt I must.

xoxo
Carla

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"It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/6/2010 1:59PM

    I love your new background and you will be a gorgeous mother of the bride!!!

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JHADZHIA 12/6/2010 9:57AM

    Love the new background!! Simply beautiful! People have mentioned this artist and its nice to see what he does finally.
Take a deep breath! All will work out fabulously at this wedding and all your worrying will have been for naught. When I am under stress, I love to workout as its a good tension reliever. Something to think about..
Be careful with those slippery paths! No worries here of any melting snow any time soon. Maybe in summer at the rate its going lol.
Enjoy your day
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:34AM

    "It will all work out! *clap hands once*
It WILL all work out! *clap hands once*
It will ALL work out! *clap hands once*
Believe it!" *clap hands three times*

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NEW-CAZ 12/6/2010 3:12AM

    Lexie all will be fine, jusr keep to your lists and tick things off- you'll be suprised what you'll accomplish emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 12/5/2010 6:06PM

    Everything will work out beautifully !!!! And you will do a great job with your motherly duties ! Your arms will still be there "after the wedding", and you can turn attention to "buffing up" !!!!! Warm thoughts and best wishes to you and yours !!!!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/5/2010 2:27PM

    Sounds like you need a list to keep track of your lists! EVERYTHING WILL BE BETTER THAN YOU WISHED FOR!! Sorry always have to one up these things...lol

Glad to hear your snow is melting...we have yet to get any that stays for even a day, but "they" say that is about to change...lol Keep warm, Keep dry and have a wonderful time with the Wedding!
Glad to hear Sophie is doing so very well.

Take Care,
Rhonda

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WANDAH3 12/5/2010 2:08PM

    I love the mantras and am saying them right along with you.
Have fun making your lists and watching everything get accomplished. Thinking of you, Tara and Sophie as you face the busy week ahead.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHEVY63 12/5/2010 1:15PM

    Sounds like another lovely walk. I'll be saying your mantra for you this week - It Will All Work out!!!

I'm glad that you are doing well weight wise - like you, I'm more interested in helping my overall health, but it's nice to see the scale staying constant or going down.

Hope your week goes well!

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A Snowy Walk at Highwoods Country Park

Friday, December 03, 2010

We had around eight inches to a foot of fresh snow over 18 hours through Wed night and Thursday. In the morning, just as I was tucking into my porage, having decided to forget about a walk out for the fourth day in a row, the phone rang.

It was Anne. She was back from the hospital (took her an hour and a half to drive there - 2 miles), and had picked Pat up and wondered if it was a good time to come round and introduce her to Sophie. I asked them to give me a few mins to eat my porage, and I scooted around tidying and putting the kettle on between mouthfuls. :-) I hadn't expected to see Pat until Friday. LOL

Anyway, a few minutes later they picked their way round to the house and in they came. Sophie came shooting out to say Hi to Anne, and didn't notice Pat at first. Pat's hand was on Sophie's head before she knew what was happening, and then she backed away and started barking.

After a few minutes of trying to get Sophie to quieten down, we walked into the kitchen, sat at the table and I dished out cuppas. Sophie seems to settle quicker if people are sat in the kitchen, and within a few minutes she was paws up on Pat's chair to get a closer look at her, and by the time we finished our drinks, she was laid under the table, head at Pat's feet.

Pat was eager to take Sophie for a walk, but given her penchant for spooking at the strangest things, I didn't feel comfortable letting Pat go alone, and Tara seemed keen to test out the wellies and socks I'd dug out for her, so off we all set, leaving Anne at her home, unfortunately, due to her pains being a pain.

It turns out my walking boots are great in the snow! I bless the day I ordered them. :-) Normally you wouldn't get me to venture beyond the local shop in this weather, but on Wednesday I went grocery shopping to Tesco with Anne in her van in spite of the icy conditions, and walked the slippery paths round there and Waitrose with reasonable confidence on the whole. :-) Thursday's offering was fresh snow, and still falling as well, so a safer prospect I always find, rather than once it has been trodden down.

Pat took charge of Sophie right from the start, and headed off up the road, Tara and I chatting to her about where we normally go in Highwoods.

We reached the tunnel...



This is Pat with Sophie...



And what a winter wonderland awaited on the other side...







We were going to just do the Boat Field Circuit, but when we got close to the lake Tara said she wondered what it looked like in the snow, and Pat and I looked at each other and we all decided to go see.

In the first field, it was beautiful...





It made a change to have Pat wandering off with Sophie in the distance instead of Tara...



And Sophie was most curious to see people using sledges...



We could hear a lot of chatter and laughter, and as we came round the trees we could see the big hill was swarming with kids and adults sledging down the slope...





I couldn't do the view justice with my camera. Pat remarked that it looked like one of Lowry's paintings, and I had to agree! :-)

It was amazing to see so many people there at once. The splashes of colour from the sledges and peoples' coats looked amazing against the soft white of the snow, and the laughter and screams of excitement were in stark contrast to the usual peace and quiet I'd come to expect there. :-)

But the real view was as we reached the tip of the hill and looked down on the lake...



It was completely frozen over, except where holes had been made, presumably to help the fish out. We walked around the lake, and I took lots of photos of both it, and the trees...



A few interesting 'ornaments' were sitting on the ice. A shopping trolley, a traffic cone, and in this pic a football and a washing basket, which is what that wee blue blob is...













Then we went into the woods, and got a little bit lost for about half an hour when we were so busy looking at the scenery and snapping pics that we forgot to keep an eye on the direction posts. LOL

The Holly looks stunning covered in snow...





Then there was this little area that I thought looked quite pretty...



And finally, I took this snap of a tree stump that I felt had a hint of 'bear' about it. :-)



I had to stop there because my phone battery was very low. Normally I would have charged it up before going out, but Pat had taken us by surprise. *grin*

About half an hour later we were home, and ready for a warm drink.
We really enjoyed our walk, and I was stunned to discover that we had been out for more than two hours. We walked about four and a half miles!!!

It was fantastic! If only the snow would stay that beautiful and easy to walk on I'd be happy to have it here all winter! :-)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:27PM

    I love to look at the snow, and maybe if I had some boots like yours it would be fun to walk in, too!
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SCREWIE 12/6/2010 7:33AM

    Gorgeous! I'm envious :)))

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SISSYFEB48 12/5/2010 10:32AM

    Wow! Lovely to look at, and glad Sophie got along so well with Pat. Our snow has all melted finally. Hope everything clears in time for the wedding and all goes off without a hitch!
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TWOTIMESS 12/4/2010 1:58AM

    I'm going to save up all my cents and then I'm going to travel to your part of England, just to personally experience this beauty!

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JHADZHIA 12/4/2010 12:48AM

    Wow!! You guys got more snow then we did! What beautiful photos! It looks wonderful! Glad Sophie got on so well with Pat!
Walking in fresh snow is nice, like walking on a carpet. But it is a pain when it gets trampled down by vehicles and foot traffic and is made slippery and uneven..
There is nothing like the brisk, fresh wintery air. Bet you slept like a log after your adventure!
Enjoy your Saturday! You earned a rest after that day!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MNOT2THICK 12/3/2010 10:19PM

    Thanks for taking me on the walk with you. Impressive, walking 4 miles in the snow.

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WANDAH3 12/3/2010 7:15PM

    What a beautiful walk and pictures. It sounds like Sophie has a new friend in Pat and that the two of them will enjoy each other's company. What a blessing.

Hugs,
Wanda

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GOANNA2 12/3/2010 6:14PM

    I enjoyed the walk through the woods with you.

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CHEVY63 12/3/2010 5:40PM

    What a great walk! Love all the pictures - the snow does look lovely, even if it is cold. That's a lot of snow for you all, isn't it?

I'm also glad that Sophie made friends with Pat! Now you don't have to worry about her while you are at the wedding.

Thanks for sharing!

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KNITTABLES 12/3/2010 4:09PM

    What a great walk, great pictures too. Glad Sophie warmed up to Pat.

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ZURDTA- 12/3/2010 2:36PM

    Wonderful photos. We have had maybe an inch or two around here. Very cold, it was minus 10 over night and barely hit freezing all day. Icy conditions, but I live on a well gritted route so we are lucky we can get around safely.



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CARLA-216 12/3/2010 2:29PM

    So glad Sophie warmed up to Pat so soon! I know that's a relief for you.

Thanks for taking us on a snowy stroll through Highwoods! It's beautiful! And I am impressed that you walked 4 miles in the snow. I know me...I'd have been too big of a wuss to try that.

xoxo
Carla

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BOVEY63 12/3/2010 2:15PM

    Nice pictures! Again it sure likes just like here. I will be venturing out for a walk shortly - just need to get bundled up.

I absolutely love the "snow bat."
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ANNEMAC5 12/3/2010 2:12PM

    I enjoyed been on that walk with you, the pictures are fabulous. I have not ventured too far except when I have had to drive to work which is 18miles towards London and very scary. emoticon emoticon

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Lovely video of the British Snow.

Friday, December 03, 2010

You will love this!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11900122

Four and a half minutes of stunning photos of our insane UK weather, accompanied by snippets of radio commentary from around the country, plus appropriately ironic lyrics from Owl City, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones and Katy Perry.

I hope the video works for everyone. :-)

My own photos of our neighbourhood, and Highwoods in the snow, to follow in another blog later. :-)

Have a Fabulous Friday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 4:13PM

    Cool snow cat!! I love the pictures you come up with.
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ZURDTA- 12/3/2010 2:27PM

    Love it! It's not been so bad here in the Midlands, thankfully! I think I will share this link too - very British.

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BOVEY63 12/3/2010 2:10PM

    Loved it! We may be more than an ocean apart, but those shots could have been from Minnesota!

Safe travels friend!

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41SUSAN14 12/3/2010 11:59AM

    My sister is there. And I'm sitting here in Las Vegas, and it's going to be almost 70F here today!

Enjoy the snow! We don't see it very often at all.

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MNOT2THICK 12/3/2010 11:43AM

    Lovely video. Wow, lots of snow. It is beautiful. Stay safe.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/3/2010 10:08AM

    The nice thing about snow is the temperatures have to be reasonable...worse if it is too cold to snow!! I will take snow any day even more so when I can sit at home by the fireplace and watch it come down.

Rhonda

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ILOVEROSES 12/3/2010 8:58AM

    Thanks for sharing. I am glad I'll never experience it Down Under. emoticon

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WANDAH3 12/3/2010 8:08AM

    Each year I find myself once again attempting to find the positives in snow, each year it's a struggle *grin*
My positives
snow allows me to burn calories shoveling it.
snow covers up all the brow and grey and leaves the world sparkling white.
snow provides the earth with moisture. (but then so does rain!)
snow makes for cozy nights in front of the fireplace.
snow means that spring is around the corner...okay so I have to wait awhile, but I know it's coming

That's it...now I'm really stretching. *grin*

Hugs,
Wanda

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CARLA-216 12/3/2010 7:31AM

    Very clever video! Thanks for sharing!

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TWOTIMESS 12/3/2010 5:40AM

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And we have snow!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just to add to my fun, we have snow!

I don't have photos because I have spent the day in a bit of a panic, but I have some from last year that give you an idea...

Yesterday the garden looked rather like this:



Today, it looks more like this:





And it is still snowing on and off, so I dread to think how it will look in the morning. *gulp*

I'm afraid my love of snow took a direct hit last year when we had the worst winter for over 40 years, and our pavements were blocks of ice for over a week at a time, making even getting out of the garden hazardous. We just aren't geared up for snow in the southeast of England.

I learned one lesson though. Last year I ended up taking a shovel to the ice, banging the blade on the ice repeatedly to try and break it to make a safe path, and hurt my hands really badly in the process. So this time I took the hoe out and scraped a pathway this morning, and I will do that every morning until this spell of weather is over, to minimise problems with access and avoid hand damage this time. :-)

We are all praying that the weather doesn't cause problems come the wedding. The cold is set to stay for a while yet, and now Bryony is worried that it could cause problems for guests who have some distance to travel to reach the venue. The current mantra we are all adopting is: "It will all work out! It WILL all work out! It will ALL work out!" *grin*

Sophie has had a last minute reprieve from the dog kennel. :-) Thanks to the kindness of neighbour Anne's fella's Mum, Sophie can stay in her own home while we are away. Anne and Pat are going to share looking after Sophie between them. Pat only lives a ten minute walk away, and walks and cycles everywhere. She is a lovely lady, and although she hasn't met Sophie yet, she is going to come round either Thur or Fri to meet her, and again in the early part of next week to give Sophie a chance to get used to her.

It hasn't been easy to weigh up what's best for Sophie, but I can't help thinking that it will be less stressful for her to stay in her own home, even with us missing, and having to be here alone at night, and having Anne and Pat popping in and out. It means no more trips in the car, and no concrete kennel and wire run for five days. As it is, we had to postpone last Thursday's test run because Ade's car battery died, and today didn't happen because of the snow. I can't help thinking that the Universe was trying to tell me something. :-)

So, this way Sophie gets her own space, unlimited use of the sofa, warmth, food, the TV for company, and lots of fuss, especially from Pat, who sounds very very eager to help. :-) Yes, all in all I think this is for the best. :-)

Hope everyone is having a good day. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

P.S.

Maybe Sophie will arrange a little party of her own while we're away. :-)





  
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SCREWIE 12/3/2010 6:48AM

    Careful when you hose the path down, in case it gets even more icy!

I love the white stuff :)

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WANDAH3 12/2/2010 7:17AM

    Thinking of you as I'm shoveling this morning! Seems like we all got a good dump of the white stuff.
So glad that Sophie has been given an alternative to the kennel. Bless your neighbor's hearts.

Thinking of you all as you prepare for the wedding.

Hugs,
Wanda

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KNITTABLES 12/1/2010 10:46PM

    I hate snow and I wish you luck with yours. So happy that Sophie gets to stay home. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:21PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:20PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 12/1/2010 10:19PM

    Love snow. Just to look at. Not so much to walk in or when it gets dirty. emoticon emoticon

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LIFEISSWEET2 12/1/2010 9:09PM

    We haven't gotten any white stuff yet this season, which I'm fine with because we had a really snowy winter last year. Big, back to back, blizzards in the Mid-Atlantic states that had snow on the ground for months! It just seemed to snow every day. But you know what, it was great exercise! Stay safe and warm!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 12/1/2010 4:39PM

    Lexie,

Who would believe that you have more snow in the UK than I do here in Canada...lol Be careful, use salt or sand to melt the snow/ice so you don't get hurt.

I am so very pleased to hear Sophie will be able to stay at home and able to avoid the stress of the kennels! I am with you the gods were certainly trying to tell you something.

Take Care,
Rhonda

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SILLYHP1953 12/1/2010 10:24AM

    We had two blizzards last winter in the mid-Atlantic region of the US where I live, so I've had enough snow for a long time. I hear our winters are supposed to be bad for a while, wish we had a generator, might just have to go buy one myself and then my husband will just have to install it!!

I'm sure Sophie will be happier at home, and hopefully you have a warm spell for the wedding!

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SISSYFEB48 11/30/2010 10:11PM

    Be careful out there....and good luck with the wedding. Keep telling yourself it will all work out and it will be wonderful. However it unfolds. Hugs, Dawn

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JHADZHIA 11/30/2010 8:17PM

    Do be careful out there! That is what I so hate about winter. is the icy streets and sidewalks!
I would love to come over there and be Sophie's live in caretaker!! I think its best if she can stay in her own home! Glad you have wonderful buddies to look after her!!
Hope your snow melts away before the wedding!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CHEVY63 11/30/2010 8:13PM

    So glad to hear that Sophie will be able to stay at home during the wedding festivities! I'm sending good vibes your way that the snow will clear and the weather will be perfect along with everything else around the wedding.

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MYGOALIS180 11/30/2010 6:07PM

    I don't know where you live, but please keep all that white stuff with you. :)

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ELAOPET 11/30/2010 4:39PM

    I wish you to have wonderful weather! In the end, all i matters is that everyone is safe and then have a great memory made on the day...
And YEY SOPHIE! Lucky, lucky girl! It'll be sad and lonely without you all, but she may yet see the cup half full and throw a party! She's all set in the snacks department! LOL
Ela was super happy when I came home! :) We're also dog sitting in the next few days.
have a good night!

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BOVEY63 11/30/2010 3:44PM

    Sending some "It will all work out!" vibes your way; and everything will be perfect for the wedding.
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So happy that Sophie has such a wonderful option while you are gone. Ann and Pat are real sweethearts to do this for you.'
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Love the dog pictures!

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P0KERS0PH 11/30/2010 3:27PM

    We had some light snow today, but nothing major. I really wanted deep snow!

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CARLA-216 11/30/2010 3:16PM

    Aww, I'm glad Sophie gets to stay at home while you're away. I believe that is a less stressful scenario for a dog, even if their humans are missing. She'll be around familiar surroundings and smells!

Fingers crossed the weather doesn't cause problems for the wedding!

And be careful with the snow!

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ZURDTA- 11/30/2010 3:05PM

    We got snow too. We didn't have much here in the Midlands - however, I took so many calls this morning at school asking if we were open! YES we are open, it's NOT that bad for us to shut!!!! Why does a little snow grind the country to a halt?

Up North it is pretty bad... my boyf's parents were saying that Newcastle/Hexam had about 12 inches accumulated over the past few days. We had barely an inch here. Thankfully, I hasten to add.

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LINDABENEDICT 11/30/2010 3:00PM

    So sorry to hear about the SNOW. emoticon. I like your philosophy "It will all work out !" emoticon. I'm betting Sophie has a great time while you are gone !!!
Best of luck with all the wedding preparations .....be kind to yourself !!!!

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TWOTIMESS 11/30/2010 2:46PM

    Snow... I haven't seen any in about 25 years. Your doggy pictures, especially the one "What makes you think I had a party" reminds me of my labrador (I had her about 10 years ago). She also partied and ate my day bed, the net curtains, dug up my carpet and, to add insult to injury, found my mascara and ate half of it and left it to stain everything it came into contact with. *Sigh* I miss that dog!

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JUNETTA2002 11/30/2010 2:39PM

    Such a cute post. I hate snow that is why I live in south Texas. But it is pretty. and as for the dogs that is just circumstantial evidence I think he was framed.

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-MAHONEY- 11/30/2010 2:38PM

    We've got snow too (North of England) I'm definitely out of practice with the stuff it's been year's since we had more than a foot of it like we have now.

Hope it's all cleared up for the wedding.

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THINAGAIN66 11/30/2010 2:34PM

    I love the snow too, but not too much. Just enough to cover the grass, not the roads. Little picky aren't I.

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