We've had another round of freezing rain, sleet, thunder and lightning and more sleet. The wind was fiercely out of the north at 30+ mph and a temperature drop of 60 degrees...yes...60 degrees overnight. On Friday and Saturday we had low to mid 80's and Saturday morning it was 27 and steadily dropped to 13 with wind chills in the sub zero range. The taxing on the electricity was so bad they were pleading with people to not use any unnecessary electric items and to keep thermostats at 68 or lower or we would have some "rolling blackouts". I was a good citizen and kept off all I did not need. I do not like to have my computer on and it shut off in the middle of something....so, today is the first day I have turned it on since last Saturday! They lifted the restrictions at 9:30 a.m. It is now 10 a.m. The ice and sleet has moved further south in Texas and is creating lots of havoc there now with broken tree limbs and electrical lines from the heavy icing.. We had schools closed and many businesses closed yesterday because of the freezing temps, the ice and of course the restrictions on electric and gas usage. We actually reached above the freezing point late yesterday afternoon, by 2 degrees....LOL! There is still ice around, but all the highways are clear, some of the shaded areas and the temperature is still in the 20's, but we are supposed to see 47 today with another steady increase each day up to the 70's by the end of the week. The only appliance I had running for those 2 days was the TV and not much of that...mostly I lazed around and read on my Kindle....thank goodness I had it and my IPad and phone all charged up before the icing started. I stayed in my flannel PJs under a quilt most of those 2 days with all 4 kitties helping me to stay warm. I loved the snuggling, reading, sleeping and just in general relaxing.....just don't want to do it too often. ROFL.
I completed part of Amy's project for her and now working on the second part. Got the house in order, the trash out for pickup, a pot of beans cooking and all animals/birds fed. So, gonna check on some blogs and pick up some nifty kits I missed and then get started on her project. Y'all have a terrific rest of the week, I hope wherever you are that you are warm and safe and making lots and lots of memories to share! Chat more with ya the next time. Hugs, Mat
Lugar Encantado da Neli
With A Russian Dutch Heart
Miriam's Scraps and the 3d wordart is by Jaelop Designs. The frame is from Neli Mandel.
Raspberry Road Designs, the frame is from Laurrie at CheyOkota and the wordart is by by friend Donna at Donna's Digital Creations.
Scrapbook Flair's free kit called Sweets, Hearts and Flowers by Oklahomadawn. The wordart is by Linda at Random Thoughts at Linda's Place. Visit all these lovely designers and see what they offer you so generously and free! Thanks to all of you for all you share with me. Hugs, Mat