Monday, February 17, 2014
Over the weekend my niece went to the annual Daddy Daughter Dance at her school. She was pretty excited to go and loved her new red dress. Snow White and her daddy had a great time together and I think she's already looking forward to it next year. I love this tradition that she and her daddy have together. I think it's sweet that they get to spend some time together and make special memories that they'll never forget.
She's growing up so quickly and in some ways it makes me mourn for the little girl we are steadily losing. It seems like it was yesterday when she first started walking and talking everyone's ears off. I love the person she is becoming. What makes her special in my eyes is that she is as beautiful on the inside as I think she is on the outside. Her smile will light up a room and bring joy to those who know her. I rejoice in knowing that she is growing up in a loving environment and in some ways look forward to seeing the woman she will one day become. I'm spending time with her this week and I can't wait to see her. I haven't seen my family since Christmas and I'm anxious to visit with them.
I hope everyone has a great week ahead.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I hope everyone survived Valentine's Day. Mine was quiet. My husband had to work, so I watched movies and kept my four legged babies company.
I don't have a lot to report. I've been writing and doing some reading...otherwise it's been a pretty quiet week.
Happy Saturday and have a great weekend!
Monday, February 10, 2014
This past week we have had a lot of snow and ice. Because hubby and I live up a mountain and 3 miles up a dirt road, it's not uncommon for us to lose electricity. This is something we have learned to be prepared for. Since we are expecting more ice and at least 7 to 8 more inches of snow, we fought the huge crowd at the store (we here in the sticks freak out if they call for snow, so we all end up flooding to the stores to stock up...lol) to buy enough supplies for us just in case we lose electricity...again. We've lost it up to almost 4 days in a row this year. I hope not to repeat that performance. Living without warm water, lights, heat and so on is not exactly my idea of a good time. What sucks even more is because we live so far away from family, we can hole up at any of their houses either. Sigh.
My niece, Snow White, enjoyed the snow yesterday. I wish I had been there in person to see her enjoy making a snowman and having a snowball fight with my brother in law and sister...that would have been a hoot! I thought I'd share her picture with y'all. I love the look of pure joy on her face.
If we keep electric...lol...I plan on almost completing my current work in progress 'Daddies Little Girl'. I am still undecided as to where I'm going to submit it. I figure once I'm done, I'll know where it should go. I still haven't decided what in the world I'm going to do with Got Mistletoe?. I hope to figure that one out too.
I hope everyone has a safe and warm week ahead.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Like most of the U.S. we have been hit by some very nasty weather. We've had sleet, snow and freezing rain and temperatures well below freezing. Since we live three miles down a dirt road, our road is very slippery. To make matters worse, we lose electricity at the drop of a hat. It's been blinking on and off, so we try to be prepared by keeping our generator handy, as well as plenty of kerosene for our heater. Our animals hate the cold, and they'd been couped up inside, miserable and probably wishing for warmer weather. Oddly, the cold doesn't bother me as much. Since I HATE hot weather, I refuse to complain too much about it. I know it won't be long and we'll be enduring 105 plus degrees outside. Now that is something I do not look forward too.
I've been working on my current WIP and it's still coming along quite nicely. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with Got Mistletoe? but I'll figure it out eventually.
I hope everyone has a great day.