Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm freezing....and no I haven't lost my mind...and no

I'm not in Idaho or Michigan or Alaska. I'm still here in Arizona, where it's supposed to be really hot all the time? You know the place? The one where there's 365 days of heat?

Well you know the huge storm that is sweeping across the States? It decided to dump tons of torrential rain in our area, the whole week it's been a constant dripping of water and high winds, which actually killed one of my reindeer, I'm so annoyed.
But anyway, the rain stopped yesterday but it they skies were like a silent movie, clouds came and went constantly, grey ones, big fluffy white ones, dark black ones and then blue clear skies, then back to the same, rinse and repeat but no rain.

This morning though I stepped outside to take the kids to school and had ice on the top of my car....ICE, yes I.C.E. ICE, maybe if I say it over and over it will sink in that what I saw was real.....and not just the ice but you could see your breath in the air and my thick coat didn't help keep me warm, I was literally chilled to the bone.

Today is the kid's last day before the Winter Break and I couldn't be happier, I think at this time of the year we all need a good break, a time to relax and not have to rush and not worry about schedules and school stuff, just sit around the house and read, watch movies, eat cookies and wait in anticipation for Christmas.

The school always does something on this last day....Jasmine's fourth grade classroom are having a Game Day, they took in their favorite board games and after they take their spelling test, that is what they will be doing until school let's out early. Nicholas is having a pajama/movie day, they got to wear their pj's and will be watching The Polar Express in the library, he was so excited, but kept reminding me that he had to wear tennis shoes and NOT slippers. LOL

*sigh* I really can't wait until school let's out today.

In the meantime, I need to make a run to the library to return my books and maybe pick up some more. Oh who am I kidding, I know I'll be back with a bunch more to read. I'm very weak when it comes to the library, it just has that effect on me.

Anyway, I need to head on out. Before I do though, I can't go into details but I would like to ask you all for prayers for Curt and the issue that is going on at work right now. Please pray for it be resolved soon and for everything to be ok. Sorry I can't say more, it's the whole military thing you know....I could tell you but then I would have to kill you LOL

I hope you're all staying warm, those out there getting hit hard by the snow and storms, please stay safe and be careful out there on the roads.

Hugs and Blessings to all!


Stephanie said...

Yeah.. we have a good 5 inches of snow at my house.. it's COLD!

Bundle up and stay warm down there!! (i love the heat of AZ)

And prayer said for your hubby!

Linds said...

Metres of the white stuff here, and cold, but lovely and toasty indoors! Prayer said for Curt, Sandra.
Enjoy having your beautiful babes home for the next few weeks!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for your prayers for little Squidge. She's just coughing and coughing and coughing right now. I'll certainly pray for Curt I hope whatever it is gets resolved.

Hope your kids had lots of fun and yey for ice! I love winter long as I'm cosy indoors! :)

Love n' hugs

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Ice in your area??? Wow!!! what a freaky winter we're having.
Take care and stay warm.
Will keep Curt in my prayers

Our neck of the woods said...

Ice in Arizona? CRAZY.
This is the last day of school for us too. Woke up to a foot of snow and promised the kids they could go sledding down our hill. Yay for vacation!

Mike Golch said...

Sandra,Sounds like Mother Nature is being a bad mother in your neck of the woods.

The Neighborhood Team said...

On my way in to work today (driving from Glendale to Tempe, AZ) I saw a truck with SNOW flying off the roof. I laughed so hard. Snow, on the freeway, in Arizona. I never would have thought I'd see the day!!!


Cheri said...

Yup- we've got about 10 inches of snow here- but I'm loving it!

Sherry said...

First snow in Vegas - now ice in Arizona? Scary times!

I am just heading out for my second attack on our 10" of snow. We have more on the way over the next week too -- so a definite white Christmas here!

Make sure to share what books you get from the library!

And I will keep Curt in my prayers!


Jen said...

I so hope we get snow for Christmas...I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.....I'll say a prayer for Curt....enjoy your weekend.

Sarah said...

I finally did the husband meme. :)

Susanne said...

Insane weather everywhere. We've got crazy wind chill and lots of snow. I'm inside baking though all I want to do is curl up with a blanket and go to sleep. LOL.

Mari said...

Ice there? Wow - that's crazy. We're being hit hard by snow - 10-12 inches. I'll pray for Curt. I've been told the same thing by Andy - "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you"!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

It's hard to imagine cold and snow right now for me - it's a balmy 74 here right now :) It will be warm through tomorrow and then more seasonal for a few days. No snow, but at least not nearly 80 degrees! It's hard to get in the Christmas spirit when you're wearing shorts, LOL!

Fun things your kids are doing at school. Odd that I don't remember things like that from when I was their age :)

Hope all goes well for your hubby, will remember him and all of our military. Keep us updated as you can :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family Sandra!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

I think the snow we were suppose to get got lost and there you go. I am looking forward to Christmas vacation too where I am going to get everything I have left undone during this year, done. Have a great time with the kids.
Roberta Anne

. said...

We feel we are frezing too, but we only have some 7ÂșC - not so cold, really.


Sal said...

Hi there..thanks for visiting my blog..glad I made you laugh!!I'll take a peek at yours now..;-)

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Everyone is having kind of erratic weather this December.

I hope your kids had fun on their last day of school. We have school Monday here