Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my one day of the year, I was born with a full moon..
Does that explain my personality?

This is me with my older and only brother
and it is the earliest photo of me that I know of.  
Wasn't growing up in the 1950's great!  :)

This is me at 2 years old with my
Momma.  I am lucky to still have my
Momma, she is 87 now.

I am having a great day and looking forward to many more!  
Thanks for all the birthday cards and wishes!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I am hoping this is the last of the snow photos for this year, well at least until next December!

Three weeks ago we had that record breaking snow blizzard and then within another week we had
record breaking low temps of -28F degrees along with another bigger snow of 13 inches at our house. Some places within 2 miles east of our house had 20 inches the second time and 14 inches the first snow, with about only half melting before the second time around. We usually have snows when the temps are around 
28 to 30 F
and it will stay around a day or two and then
be gone....

Well this is Oklahoma....

they say if you don't like the weather in Oklahoma,

just wait a minute and it will change.
Well it lasted a little more than a minute this time,
the children all missed 2 weeks of school due to snow.
We usually never have more than 4 snow days missed during a school year because of snow....

Snow, snow, snow

I was afraid to give Lexi her haircut for fear she would freeze to death!  I did break it up in 2 sittings, because my old knee
still gives me fits, especially in this cold weather.  If you notice
her little ears are still shaggy. 

There, I finally got to the ears done and now they are not shaggy! 

I started Obedience class with Lexi today and she did real well for her first class and acted like a little lady.  I was afraid she would be like ricochet rabbit, but she wasn't!  Weird!!!

And you know what the other weird thing about today was....

It was 85 degrees and the snow is gone,
now if now you figure out that temperature difference in just 8 days......
well, this is Oklahoma, but that is almost scary!


GUN DIVA had a drawing for some gift bags and I won!  I got mine and my husbands eyes kinda popped out when he saw it was all gun related.  I don't know why but maybe he thought I was getting to serious with my gun talk!  ha ha  

 I thought those ear plugs were adorable that look like bullets sticking out of your ears!  Thanks girls and anxious to see the blog when you change it up a bit.  Mrs. Mom is letting loose of her part of the reins, but I know it will be in good hands.  Thanks so much for my gift bag, you gals are swell!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

To Grandma's house

We walked across the street so Jackie could visit her Grandma and play with her little Lexi girl.  
Jackie has been going stir crazy just like the rest of us with this
 It has been so deep the dogs don't like
being out, it is just too much work to try to get 
around in it!

Lexi just can't figure the snow out.  She looks at it and jumps up and down trying to decide what to do. 

 Finally she jumped out into it and gave it her all, the Girls got their exercise today!

Lexi had a hard time catching up to Jackie, she just isn't used to plowing through the snow.

Lexi tries to run on the top of the snow...

and Jackie just plows through

Here I come Momma!

I am trying to keep up !

Poor little Lexi, her hair is soaking wet and the snow is all balled up in it.  She needs her haircut
but I am afraid she will freeze when I cut it off.  To get the snow off a Schnauzer you have to put them in a warm tub of water to melt it off.  Jackie laughs because you just have to hit her with a towel and she is dry.  

I am going to trim her before Thursday, because that is our first day at beginner
Obedience class and I don't want her to be embarrased!  
I just hope the dog isn't smarter than the trainer.....

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW, SNOW...........

We got another foot well 13 inches to be exact today.  Gee the snow had not melted from the last one and here we have another 13 inches piled on top of that.  It is pretty but I am getting tired of it...I mean there is only so long that you can stand being held up in the house!  

The birds are eating more birdseed than ever, but I have noticed since it is so cold the squirrels aren't out and about, they are like us held up in their little nest.  

The snow is deep enough today you can't see the steps.

but that did not bother Whacky Jackie....

She decided to go check on the cardinal nest..

but she didn't get them stirred out of the bush.

we also have our own small snowplow......with a little tail attached to the back.  :)

She has been wearing alot of white snow on her nose
for a little bling an shine.

then around the bend she comes.....bending into the curve
with the precision of a fine racer.....

with top speed to come indoors 
because her little toes got cold....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We are still snowed under...

Today was the first day that I went out with my husband in the truck.  He ventured out yesterday but I stayed in.  Our neighborhood streets are still pretty snow packed. 

The field on the way to the Post Office

Jackie is finally getting out in it and having fun. 

 She loves to eat snow, stick her head down in it, just plain act like a goof!

She is just plows through like a little mini snow plow

She is so darn cute
I know I am just a softie
but just look at that face!!!!

You have to admit, she is darn cute!!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day

This is suppose to be a historic event we are experiencing with the snow.  I don't think we got as much snow as they did in other places close, but the wind was blowing at blizzard and white out conditions for most of last night and until this afternoon. We have about 14 inches I think so far, and it is still snowing here at late afternoon.  

The US highway 75 to Tulsa is closed today and the turnpike to Oklahoma City from Tulsa is closed also.  I do not ever remember that happening before.  The ceiling fell in on the Hard Rock Casino south east of Tulsa this morning from the snow.  It would have really been bad but our snow here is dry as powder.  I think south of us it is wetter because it was warmer.  We were in the area of predicted 20 inches of snow but thank goodness it isn't going to be that deep. 

The dogs don't care to go out in it because the wind chill was unbelievable.   Jackie likes the snow but this snow, not so much.  My mother was not able to get her dog to go out at all the last I talked to her.  She put down newspapers for Lexi and hopefully she remembers her puppy training.  :O

I am anxious for it to warm up a bit so I can go out and play in the snow with the dogs.  It is now a balmy 13 degrees with a wind chill of -1 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon!  

Maybe I should just relax and read my new book

Keep warm everyone and take the time to relax and enjoy the nature of it all.