You must see this short video!!

I just love it, think you will too!

Copy Paste this into your location bar….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVV_HXtEbLo

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Snow and Soup just go together!

Looking out the window this is what we see:

The shrubs are about 10 feet tall, laying over they aren’t even 6 feet tall. My clothes line was weighed down to the ground…we don’t see this very often so we take photos…crazy Texans…lol!

Hubby made the most yummy broccoli cheese soup! He cooks by imagination. I had two loaves of bread left over so I sliced them into croutons, toasted them, sprinkled on minced garlic and drizzled melted butter over them.

Perfect lunch beside the fireplace while admiring the snow. Definitely a Carb-Addict’s Delight!

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A new record for us

Just a little note to self that yesterday we set a new record for snow. 12+ inches at DFW.

Last big snow was in 1978, the year we married. The roads were iced over, the snow was everywhere and Hubby and I decided to go across the road to WalMart for some books or cards to keep us occupied.

There was a steep incline from the parking lot that led directly to the highway…and we couldn’t stop. We had a teeny little Mustang, think 4 cylinder. An 18 wheeler was topping the hill headed our way as we slid into the highway…and somehow we missed each other. It was one of those moments you just wonder, then you KNOW that someone bigger than you is looking out for you.

🙂

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In Texas Snow is Beautiful!

I know so many people are struggling on airlines trying to get home and many more are begging for it to stop, but I just LOVE it when it snows!

It is the Ultimate Elegance, to blanket the world in sparkly white. Laying it like a blanket to cover the grass and delicately balancing the minute crystals on tree branches bare and darkened by the cold. And the sky. No blue in sight just the palest of gray and white. Who could ever even imagine white shimmering flakes falling from the sky? God did!

Of course I had to nab a few videos, narrated by moi.

From the front porch:

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

Of course when I open all those windows it will be only to let the light in, not raise the windows. Just as sure, however, that it snows today it could just as well have been a high of 90*. Several years back we had 90* one February afternoon and the grass fires were lighting everywhere…I much prefer the snow!

From the back patio:

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

Well, there is a large cuppa Spice Chai calling me…hope you are warm and happy.

Melissa

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The Two Teeth are gone

Yesterday I went to see a really amazing dental surgeon. I am told he has 2 PhDs and teaches at two Universities…in between he does what dental surgeons do.

My appointment started by swallowing 2 Atavans. WOW! Reminds me of the Demerol when I had my last son.

My younger son took me to the doctor, thought that was so sweet. I think my older son felt like I was showing favoritism but I told him I still remember when we were at that mall in D.C. and when I tripped he, stood a safe distance away and just let me stumble, wave my arms wildly and flail about, never trying to help me, while a tour bus stopped to watch…thought I’d never find my footing…lol…I’m sure it was quite a sight as son was laughing hysterically when I looked back to where he was standing.

My younger son is BIG and can easily steady me…even though I am quite fluffy. So I chose him.

I don’t remember too much about the visit. I remember offering the surgeon an Atavan if he did a good job. He laughed, said he would do a good job without it…lol! Can’t believe I did that!

Then I remember being in the waiting room afterward while Carolyn, who is FABULOUS, told me to do this and that, I nodded politely, good grief what was she saying? My son asked a few questions, they chatted and we made it home.

Fortunately, I made half the soup before I left home that afternoon…my older son finished it and made corn bread…he is a sweetheart and will do such things.

Hubby was there when I got home and helped me into my night gown, set me up on the bed and went to get something for me…who knows what it was.

I woke up in the middle of the night sideways in the bed, to my younger son giving me Advil…see how sweet he is?

Next day I asked hubby why he didn’t tell me to lay down properly so I wouldn’t roll off the bed and hurt myself, he said he knew I wouldn’t. Hmmm…or he was hoping to collect my life insurance? LOL!

Younger son asked if hubby had given me my 7:30am meds. No. Apparently he forgot. He’s been a little stressed, really, he has. I do call him Butt from time to time…I just can’t help it, ya know?

Anyway, went back this past week and am healing well. Have to go back again Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Just to make sure.

And the lady who takes you money is into PINK! She found a sparkly Pink stapler, calculator, tape dispenser…oh, I wanted it so bad!

All in all I am SO glad I wasn’t living Way Back When and that I had a very competent surgeon who could get those two teeth out for me…did I tell you the back tooth had three pins from a root canal gone very badly? One of the pins had gone through the tooth and was causing a bit of infection at the base of the tooth.

SO nice not to deal with that anymore!

Hope your teeth are in good shape for Holiday Smiles and photos,
Melissa

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The Hobbit Foot returns

Ok, So I was still bruising everytime I put on shoes…so yesterday I went to see Doc Gorgeous.

He asked what happened and I told him a bottle of beer fell out of the top shelf of the fridge some how and landed on my foot.

He said that is why we buy Light beer. LOL!

Apparently I have no broken bones. May have a broken capillary or two that bleed when locked up in my poorly fitting shoes…ugh! So, now I have to be fitted for new shoes at the New Balance store…or any shoe on that list in my purse. I’m going barefoot again at home and the foot seems to be doing better. My current New Balances are just fine so I am going to give it time to heal up and see how it goes. Mainly cause I want other things right now than new shoes for that foot.

I’m going to see if Santa brings me a pair first, he, of all people, should know if the shoe is properly fitting or not, doncha think?

So that is where we are with the Hobbit foot.

I knew you were wondering. 🙂

Oh, and tomorrow I get two teeth pulled…should be fun. LOL!

Melissa

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A bit of Normal

I’m not feeling up to a quilting session or cleaning up the house just yet. But I am able to embroider those pumpkin drawings I showed a few posts back.

Turned out really cute!

You can see in the raw drawing that I included lots of curlicues. They are much easier drawn or painted than embroidered…those curlicues get shortened and/or eliminated at will…lol!

Orange isn’t my favorite color so I chose to embroider the 8 pumpkins in 4 colors plum, burgundy, dark cinnamon and straight up pumpkin. Two shades of green provide contrast and accents on each piece.

They should look nice on the table runner for Thanksgiving.

Embroidery is very time consuming but should be pretty for years to come and if handled well, an heirloom. So I am wanting to make these as nice as possible.
Another help to me has be the Online Retreats the Texas Quilter group has the first of the month. Gives us a chance to plan and set goals and work to meet them rather than letting those plans take a place on the back burner.

What are you working on for the Holidays?

Let’s see, one done, one ready for the leaves and curliques…6 to go.

That’s what I’m up to,
Melissa

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