I’ve been homebound, as much by illness as by the weather. I went in Monday, as per my last post, but it was apparently more than my body could take. I am feeling better tonight (this morning!), actually better than I have in days! Pamela made me take a nap, and it really did help.
It has hovered around freezing for several days now; never did have much of those “20’s” days they were fretting about!
Emily came over tonight, probably mostly to show us that she could drive on our icy roads!!!
She has really laughed at us, although the national weather service has made almost as big a deal out of this ice as they did Hurricane Rita. Since we don’t get ice around here but once every 10-12 years, most of us are pretty careful about it. Besides, we get an off day!
We are further north and west than Houston, so got more ice. I wished for snow, but most of what we got was just wet and cold. This little cold snap will do me for a few years. I’m typically a girl of summer, even our southeast Texas summers. I like warmth and humidity, not cold and drizzly!
This stop sign was thawing right before our eyes, as was everything else. This is one of the big reasons I don’t like winter wetness – SUCH A MESS!!! We’ll be cleaning up mud for weeks!
Looks like Christmas. I do love these shots, although they are really romanticizing everything. Our woods are beautiful no matter the season, but it really is messy out there today, as everything is thawing out.
Noel wasn’t too perturbed by the ice, and got through it rather quickly. She rather enjoyed it, I think.
I am also including shots of my “Dumb Daughter’s Camping Trip”. You may wonder if I mean “…Daughters’…” rather than “…Daughter’s…”, but no, it was daughter,singular, that wanted this trip. Of course, the intelligence of her followers comes into question, but we do strange things for those we love and who are leaving in just days for another 4 months away.
Pamela wanted to camp out during her Christmas Break, so the plan was to go to Mike and Gen’s pasture to have the fun of camping without going far or having to pay for anything! Well, of course we were expecting the worst weather of the season during this week. So…
Uncle Mike helped them put their tent up in his barn since it began to rain as soon as they got there.
He helped them build a fire, got them all set up for the weekend. The tent didn’t quite fit, but they made it work.
Pamela, Katie, Mel, and Dan (photographer) were wet, cold, and miserable, but somehow managed to turn it into a great time! Pam is a multi-tasker, spending much of her activity time also on the phone.
Steak, baked potato, green beans for supper, and S’mores for dessert.
Lots of pictures, too.
Best Friends and Sisters, too. What could be better?
Well, they did survive the night, and had a nourishing breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and…..
Too bad, Pam. The marshmallows are gone, now! Did Dan get the last one?
Cold, wet, and muddy. Pamela’s fashion statement!
So, what’s camping without singing around the campfire?
Pamela and Katie, signing to their songs. It’s so beautiful to SEE the words as well as hear them.
Mel is “surfing” on the boards across the mud of the barn floor.
“Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink……….”
Pamela leaves Saturday. It doesn’t seem like it is time yet. She has been more “here” this time than usual. I am so thankful she has this opportunity to get her formal education, so I will not even include a “but”. She will be missed more than ever, but summer is coming……………………..and I can’t wait!
God bless your day!