I know it has been a rough one for hundreds of people out there in the traffic. The chaos that snow causes in North Texas is horrendous, but people do have to go to work and keep appointments. What a terrible day for one of my friends to have scheduled to move, and it was difficult for them, to say the least. And it took our son five hours to get home from work.
Thankfully, we were able to be in the house all day. It was restful, but also a day of accomplishment of tasks around the house. I fixed pecan waffles for DH for breakfast, and one of the best chicken pot pies I've ever made for dinner. The seasoning was just right and today was a perfect day for it. I think maybe beef stew is on call for tomorrow.
We were supposed to have the kids over, but driving conditions just didn't allow for it. I'm really glad though that they are home snug with Mommy and Daddy. They had a great time playing in the snow.
Trudy and I got to spend some time outside together. It wasn't play time, however. She is so old and I know she doesn't want to go outside, but I'm the old meanie who has to do all kinds of tricks to get her out the door, off the patio and to finally do her business. If only she could understand how quickly she could be back in her warm bed, if she would just do it and get it over with. Sigh ...
It's supposed to snow all night and tomorrow freezing rain is in the forecast. All this moisture is a good thing for us, but the rain will ruin the beauty of the snow.
This has been a pleasant week, all in all. Since we went to church on Saturday night, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we were inside due to freezing rain and ice. Our Ladies of Grace and Bible Study Fellowship morning Bible studies were cancelled because of the weather.
Earlier this week, I looked out the window and saw a very large coyote behind the fence. Yikes! Although I felt sorry for him because I could see he was looking for something to eat, I willed him to go far, far away in his search. And today, DH happened to see our resident hawk land on a branch which broke as he landed and then soar on! Ha! I guess a hawk wouldn't fall.
On Wednesday, a friend and I took lunch to another friend who, as of two weeks ago, is now a widow. Her husband of 45 years was diagnosed with ALS last spring, and the disease which caught them unaware brought about death sooner, much, much sooner than had been anticipated. Having experienced the shock myself, I understand the aloneness ... the emptiness. We spent a few hours reminiscing, listening, laughing and crying.
Yesterday was a very laid back day. Freezing cold and windy and while my preference would have been to stay home, I had promised a friend that we would watch a couple of episodes at her house of one of our favorite TV shows: Foyle's War. What a great show and I'm sad that it couldn't continue on.
Each night after we go to bed, DH and I have been listening to the newest Jan Karon book.
The title pretty much describes what I feel about my life with DH. We are enjoying the book and will be sorry for it to end.
How thankful I am that we have plenty of food and a warm house. It also helps being with the one you love.