All right STOP. Collaborate and listen.
(dorkiest title E V E R but i did listen to that song on my first date with mr. duerksen)
yesterday i wore a skirt and flip flops.
we woke up this morning to a blanket of ice.
it was wrapped around everything in site.
kansas is going off the deep end!
these are icicles!!
icicles on every branch and leaf and blade of grass.
and it was still raining.
i took all these pictures in my yard while i waited 20 minutes for my car to warm up enough for the ice to melt off the windshield!
SOMEONE took my ice scraper this morning before she left for school even though she got her own ice scraper in her stocking this past christmas... a NICE one with a fur glove from eddie bauer!
and if you have never experienced an ice storm...
it has a very weird sound.
it seems quieter because of how the ice must absorb sound? maybe
but then all the branches and bits of ice touch together when there is wind and it makes a crackley sound.
and then big tree limbs fall off all over town because of the weight of the ice on old heavy braches.
for now... we have power so that is good.
this happened 8 years ago when annie was a new baby and we lost power for 8 days!
so i am hoping this ice junk (even though it's pretty) will be all melty by tomorrow.
besides... i have running to do!
that little 13.1 mile run is only 18 days away!
i wish it was 18 days ago.
i am ready to stop thinking about it.
i want it over!
i put bbq ribs in the crockpot this morning.
then drove very slowly to the craft house for a hot bath because the hot water was out at the farm.
the washing machine is broken too.
a tree limb knocked down the fence in the yard.
and the glass in the back door shattered last night.
AND for some reason this storm makes everything smell like the lagoon in the back.
so yeah... a hot bath was happening no matter what.
and now a blanket and a movie?