Just a few days ago, I was joking around with my brother back in Idaho and telling him that he should be here in Texas, where it's nice and warm compared to their snowy cold days.
I should have just kept my mouth shut because within a few days, we were hit with the craziest blizzard and cold temperatures.
The night from Sunday to Monday was filled with loud icy rain pounding on the windows and the roof. It was ongoing, without a break, just constant from about 11pm to 7am.
As I walked past my living room window I noticed that everything was white, icy and the temperatures had dropped significantly from 70 degrees to high 20's.
Being the blogger that I am, I instantly grabbed my camera and grabbed these two shots, and I had just finished taking the one above when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye.
It walked from my yard, all the way down the driveway towards the street.
It took me but a second to realize that I was looking at a coyote. Not exactly surprised, we've already seen deer in our yard so now a coyote wasn't exactly shocking, I mean we ARE out in the country.
He or she, just slowly made their way down the street towards the main road. I lost track of it, and I wasn't exactly going to go out there and follow them.
How neat is that???
Hubby was home early yesterday and soon after he arrived, the kids asked if we could go to Walmart. They got some money from their uncle for Christmas and wanted to go and spend it. Actually we all got money from him so I was quite excited to go and get some things for myself too.
You know as a mom, I tend to buy things for the kids all the time and don't really ever spoil myself, so I was looking forward to some guilt free shopping.
I got myself a few bits and bobs, not a lot at all, but a few things I had been wanting or needing.
This coffee mug was one of them, I had been eyeing it out for a while but really couldn't justify buying it at any other time. It was only $3, but I had to have it to add to my collection, it just screams me, the whole mason jar look and the gorgeous robin blue color.
I also picked up a Fat Quarter Bundle to make some patchwork potholders for my kitchen. Even though the walls are yellow (which I really really don't like), most of my kitchen items are blue, so I'm planning to pain the walls soon. I'm thinking a very light blue would look pretty.
I needed eyeliner and mascara, but they can be quite pricey, so I waited until I had some money of my own to buy them. Have never tried this mascara but my sister in law has it and loves it, so I'm sure I'll like it just as much.
Of course, what would a trip anywhere be without some yarn to add to my stash? These were less than a dollar so I grabbed 3 colors that caught my eye, not sure yet what I'm going to make but will go through my crochet bookmarks and my books and see what I want to make.
I was in desperate need of a new cookware set, and the one I currently have is the Paula Deen in the pretty light blue, which I LOVE, but I've had it for so many years. Curt bought them for me for Christmas back in Arizona, I want to say in 2009 maybe? So yes, long time and they're all still pretty good, but the pots are getting old and scratched.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I saw this set on sale for $40, down from $60 and nabbed it.
Haven't even had a chance to open the box yet, but will be doing that very soon.
Of course I had to grab some new nail polish to feed my obsession. These were only 90c each. I love the burgundy/maroon color and the glittery one will be great for accent nails.
So yeah, not a lot of things, but just a few bits and bobs that I really wanted.
This morning we woke up to still white grass and pretty cold temperatures. It does make for some very pretty shots as the sun is rising.
I don't have much planned for today, aside from the usual homemaking. I plan on opening up my pots and pans and washing them and of course I'll use them to make dinner tonight. Also want to try my pressure cooker later.
I need to work on my meal plan so that I am ready to go shopping on Thursday morning.
It is now 10:15am and I really need to get cracking with my day. I've already had my shower and washed my hair, it's still up in a towel though so I need to get it down and brushed etc.
How is your Tuesday going so far?