On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, December 28, 2012

Baby, it's really cold outside

The wind from the north has finally died down from last week,
but it was howling a week ago Wednesday night as the cold front
came through our part of the country.

Believe me when I say there were some things going bump in the night!
So Dear Heart was out in the rain trying to stop his windmill
gone crazy whirling like a whirlybird
from blowing off the top deck and I'm sitting in here biting my nails
thinking that thing is gonna fly off one of these days
and whap him or fly through our bedroom window.

After he tied it down, we went to bed with the window open and curtains 
flapping in the breeze wanting to enjoy the cool weather and the
sounds of the storm that happen too infrequently these days.
About 3:00 a.m., we were rudely awakened by the "frigid" air, along with
more banging noises, which we lay there trying to IGNORE.
Not enjoying them at all.
Dear Heart finally caved and went outside to rearrange things.
Oh yes, the windmill had blown off. The ladder had travelled across the deck,
and the swing had to be tied up to prevent it from banging against the house.
Poor Dear Heart.
It really made me feel bad that he had to be
outside taking care of gathering up and securing
that stuff again in 30 degree weather
(I have no idea what the wind chill could have been)
wearing nothing but his manly pjs, a/k/a fruit of the loom briefs.
Can you say Brrrrrrr??

Bless his heart. Gives me the shivers just to think about it
(and I really was thinking about it as I lay under the warm covers).

The weather in Texas is so fickle. After that cold front moved out,
It warmed up, and then ... lo, and behold,
Surprise, Surprise
We did get some of that white stuff on Christmas Day!!

North Texas snow with Trudy Tracks
Trudy is bewildered by all this cold weather,
but happy to finally find some grass under the snow.
The last few days have been in the upper teens and low 20s
and it's warmed up some out there now.

ice design on the window screen
But the snow is lovely when it first falls and covers the ground.
And this has been a restful week since we stayed inside most of the time. 
We were able to be with our kids and grandkids for Christmas celebrations.

I found this Christmas card of my sister and I from 1954.
(the photo actually having been taken from Easter of that year).

My hope is that you enjoyed a very Merry and Happy and Blessed Christmas
and that 2013 will be a prosperous and blessed year.


Bobbi and Gracie said...

I had to laugh at your comments about Dear Heart.. they reminded me so much of what my own husband went through during our 'years of adjustment' which I mention in my book. And, of course while he was outside taking care of business, Gracie and I were warm inside the house enjoying popcorn and feeling sorry for poor Daddy.

We were blessed with almost a foot of snow here in Western Maryland. I see it more as a curse... but that's just me.

I hope everything is safe and in place for you! Have a good weekend.

Melanie said...

You gave me a much needed laugh!! I haven't laughed in a couple of weeks and I needed that laugh. Even though your Dear Heart was cold, Bless his heart. Thank you Nonnie!!!!!

yaya said...

Snow on Christmas can only make you smile..unless it's crazy wild and you're traveling...or running outside in your skivvies! Funny! Happy New Year!

NanaDiana said...

I could just picture that whole scenario as you told it. My hubby has pjs like that!;>) I hope you have a good weekend. It is snowing here again. We have about 8" on the ground and maybe another inch or so coming. Not so bad....xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

Funny reading this! I know just what you are saying. It is the pits to be a man - right? Poor Rick has to do all that kind of stuff too! And baby it is cold outside!

Wanda said...

OK, after reading this, my teeth are chattering..... We had Sunshine all day, but the air was crisp. I don't know if this Native Californian could stand all that snow and cold.....going to turn the electric blanket on #7.

Sweet Tea said...

I'm guessing the snow has melted. Am I right? What a night you and DH had. *yawn Hope you can catch up on your ZZZZ's!

Linda Primmer said...

Wow, that's a whole lot of snow. It makes me cold, just looking at your photos. It can also be so pretty and serene.
Stay warm and bundle up. Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, your newest follower, Linda

Life 101 said...

Happy New Year.

Annmarie Pipa said...

happy New year!! we had a beautiful white Christmas too..and there is still snow on the ground here in central Pa...it's cold!!! but..spring is coming.