Monday, February 23, 2015

This is Sleet!

Winter has finally found Texas! This is not snow!
Out my front door this morning! We had much needed rain yesterday and then the freezing rain and sleet and thunder sleet (sleet showers) this morning. No going to work today! My driveway is a skating rink and this is the back yard.  I think some of my blog sisters up north left the door open again!! LOL!
Anyhow....the outside kitties all have containers to get into that have heating pads and blankets for them, and they are all full too. It was brutal when I fed them this morning, that sleet hurts when it hits your face! We are still luckier than most with the winter weather....ours will only last about 36-48 hours and then we will heat up again.  I really feel for those in the frozen tundra as they are way below zero, howling winds and lots of snow, especially my friends in the Boston area! Praying for all that it ends soon.  We do need the moisture here, just not in the form of ice and sleet!
Here's a photo I was sent of Miss Annabeth...she is certainly growing and cute as a button.  I think she looks terrific in this free QP by Fecnikek. And this one I did for my friend Teri of her brother, his son and new grandson.  I used a couple of kits by Raspberry Road Designs to create this one...the footprints are by Aunty M Designs recolored.
I haven't been on my computer much because of the focusing problems, but the second eye will be done this Friday and then watch out! If it does as well as the first one, I will have no problems at all with seeing and scrapping and visiting blogs again.
Well, since I have an unexpected day off, I think I will do some "catchup" chores around here.  Y'all stay warm and safe and make lots and lots and lots of memories to share! Have a terrific week and I will chat more with you later! Hugs, Mat


  1. Sleet is aweful. Well, you had an unexpected day off-which, in a way, is nice too.
    we still have been lucky in our area concerning winter. We almost hadn't one till now(still can come unexpectedly in March or even April, but I hope it will not).
    Good luck with the second "repair"on your eyes and that it will heal also quickly.
    Jan is out at the moment to have an interview with his social worker for the participation stuff, I think it will not take much time, but perhaps he will go on for a quick tour in the centre of town, and then will be back again.
    Have to do a bit more blogreading and then possibly will work a bit on a kit then will have to think about things I could do today LOL.
    Have a warm and pleasant day!

  2. I don't like sleet either. So far, we've managed to mostly just get snow and freezing temps. Did I say "just" snow? Gosh, my yard looks like a dumping area for huge snow piles!!

    Pogo and I will leave for Florida this weekend. I can't wait to wallow in the warm sunshine. Pogo will be happy to be able to get outside and run around again too. He only gets out for car rides in this wicked cold.

    Now I need to get busy and do a few things around here so that I can sit and crochet later with a clear conscience. haha. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. Boa noite, querida amiga Mat!
    Muito obrigada por suas visitas e por suas gentis palavras!
    Que bom o inverno já estar terminando aí para você.
    Aqui passo o ano todo com altas temperaturas. Não gosto muito do calor e da umidade do clima amazônico.
    Tenho estado um pouco ocupada esta semana pois todos ficaram gripados na casa da minha neta e eu dou uma ajuda para ela.
    Querida amiga, um dia bem tranquilo e feliz para você amanhâ e hoje tenha um sono reparador.
    Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google....
    Good night, dear friend Matt!
    Thank you for your visits and for your kind words!
    Good winter already be ending there for you.
    Here spend all year with high temperatures. Not much like the heat and humidity of the Amazon climate.
    I've been a little busy this week because all were seized in the house of my granddaughter and I give a help to her.
    Dear friend, a very peaceful and happy day for you tomorrow and today have a restful sleep.
    Hugs, Neli.

  5. Olá, minha querida amiga Mat, boa tarde!
    Fico muito feliz que você já tenha feito a cirurgia do outro olho e que esteja tudo bem!
    Não se preocupe com o rigor do inverno, pois a primavera vai chegar logo.
    Eu não conheço neve, pois no Brasil só faz frio na região sul ( onde eu nasci), mas é muito raro cair neve.
    Querida amiga, uma semana cheia de alegria, calor, paz e saúde para você e sua família!
    Abraços, Neli.

  6. Hello, my dear friend Matt, good afternoon!
    I am very happy that you have already done surgery on the other eye and that's okay!
    Do not worry about the dead of winter, because the spring will arrive soon.
    I do not know snow, because in Brazil only gets cold in the south (where I was born), but is very rare snow fall.
    Dear friend, a week full of joy, warmth, peace and health to you and your family!
    Hugs, Neli.