Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mother Nature

Here in Oklahoma we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature. If it isn't tornados it's 70 degrees in the morning and freezing rain that night.
I like change so it usually doesn't bother me...until Mother Nature lays a sheet of ice on us! I HATE Oklahoma winters. We don't get the pretty fluffy snow that Colorado or Utah gets. Here in Oklahoma winter consists of subzeor temperatures that come sweeping down the plains or a blanket of ice that wipes out power for thousands. That's exactly what we are dealing with right now. Both at the same time.
We are one of the thousands without power. Since Tuesday at 2pm. I was actually heat embossing a piece of chipboard for my February Technique Tuesday class and well it just stopped. I was praying "come back on come back on." Nope. My prayers weren't answered. Luckily Eric bought a generator a couple of years ago and my dad brought it up 2 weeks ago.
That's how I am blogging right now. We have tv, internet, fridge, freezer, and ice maker. We are lucky that we have a gas fireplace, stove, and hot water heater. So I guess we aren't TOO bad off. My gosh, though, you don't realize how often you use the garbage disposal or washer/dryer until you are without! I can't complain yet, though. 8 years ago we were out for 15 days. Now THAT was bad.
Our electric company currently has over 7,200 customers without power right now and everyone should be restored by Tuesday night. Great. Looks like I'll be headed to the laundry mat!
As I am sitting here typing it sounds like a war zone out there. The ice is slowly melting since the temperature has climbed to 32 degrees. Ice is sliding off my roof and falling. You can hear whole trees crashing and huge limbs. The road that runs in front of our house that leads to the highway is totally blocked off by trees one way. The other way was about 85% blocked as of yesterday. Eric did make it to work, though!
Brodey is loving it. We have been camping out in the living room floor on a king size blow up mattress. We have the rest of the house blocked off. It has to be at least low 40's in my bedroom/bathroom!
Well I'm going to go warm up some lunch! The microwave pulls to much juice to hook up to the generator so it's stove time! I LOVE gas! I will never live without it! Especially in Oklahoma! ;)
Stay warm!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Come on in!

If you want to have fun and play with ink you should come by Just 4 Keeps on Saturday! I'll be teaching my Ink Techniques class! It will be a ton of fun! :)
Short post today! Too stinkin' busy!
Have a fab Monday!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Wow! 3 already? Before I know it I will be giving him a CAR! Slow down time! If Brodey's getting a car for his birthday....I'll be turning 43! AH!!!!! 30 is kind of nice. I'm not sure about 46!
Okay back to reality. Bro had a great birthday! This is the first one without ice or snow. He actually got to go outside and ride the John Deere tractor he got from Eric's parents for Christmas. No I haven't even started to upload those photos. I'm so behind.
Bro was really excited about his birthday gift from us, though. He got his very own camera. It's so cute. It's a Fisher Price digital camera that is waterproof. I can even upload his photos to the computer. He was a real nonworking digital camera of mine from years ago. He plays with it ALL the time. I thought he would enjoy his own real camera. He loves it!
Okay the birthday boy wants to go lay down on the couch. I can't deny him until midnight...right? LOL