We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ice....Snow....2 hour delay.....Cancel

I woke up at about 4 this morning.  Since I was already awake, why not just check my twitter?  I follow NEksKDOT (if you don't tweet, this probably doesn't make sense to you) and she has tweeted that I-70 is closed in Geary and Riley counties.  Um.  OK.  Flip on the TV and nothing is really going on there.  Check my tweets again.  Interesting.  Fall back to sleep.  Sort of.  The twins had to be at school around 7 to sign up for a research paper topic and then to band practice for the Winter Band Concert.
 
5:50 a.m.  Coach wakes up Twin 1.  It takes him a while to orient to the world--he has to work himself into getting up. 


6:05 a.m.  Wake up Twin 2.  She tells her dad--nope--the TV flashes 2 hour delay for our school district.  KSU cancels.  I get txt message from my calling tree person telling me of the 2 hour delay.  Forward txt message to my person.  I love txt messaging.  Fall into the best sleep of the night.

Wake up at 7:55 a.m.  School canceled.  Forward txt message.  Watch TV to see all the cancellations.  Listen to my husband tell me that our dog Ruby couldn't grasp the concept of slick sidewalks.  Stupid dog.  Watch CBS This Morning and wonder why those people think they are so funny.  Because they are not. 

Get out of bed at 9.  Drink copious amounts of coffee.  Read newspaper, facebook and twitter.  Catch up on blogs.  Watch the old guy across the street shuffle out to his car and start it up.  Pray he isn't planning to go anywhere.  Whew.  He was only warming it up.  Whew.  He didn't fall. 

Charge all electronic devices.  At least if we lose power, I can still play Angry Birds. 

I took these pictures around 10:30......




We live on a brick street.  It looks really cool with the layer of ice on it.

We had had no traffic.

UNTIL I went outside in my robe to take these pictures and then wouldn't you know, traffic.  There's no way that they didn't see me.  Happens. Every. Time.  Trauma for the driver of the white truck.  I can only hope it was someone I don't know. 

And yes, I am still wearing my robe.  It's a snow day.  I don't have to get dressed.  Just sayin'.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Let Me Explain.....

Seems as though I have some explaining to do.  I have blog block.  I can't come up with jack to write about.  I can't think of anything that I want to share with you all.  I got nothing.  Jack.  DA Nada.  Nothing.  Not a flippin' thing. 

Several times I have started a post, only to realize that I was writing crappola that made little or no sense. 

I would write about what I am reading IF I was actually reading something.  I didn't read the November book all the way through (Eat Pray Love) because it was a ridiculous book and I didn't even pretend to buy the book for January.  Although, I did go to book club for the wine.  The discussion was interesting and I might read the book in the summer some year far away from this one.

I would write about my sons food allergies, but really, who cares.  He's allergic and dealing with it. 

I would post a Food on Friday blog, but that would mean that I actually cooked something.  And that would be a big, fat lie.  Nobody is giving me any ideas as to what they want to eat, so skip it.

I would post that I am 18 months away from having 3 kids graduate from high school and college.  But again, saying it out loud actually means that I am admitting it.  Deny.  Deny.  Deny.

I would post that in 10 days I will be 44.  Sounds old to me.  When my mom was 44, I was 24 and had an almost 1 year old.  Praise God, I am not my mom.  It seems weird to me to be 44.  Like I ought to be more of a grown up than I really am.  Like I should drive a station wagon or have a lift chair. 

I would post that Netflix for the Wii is quite possibly the greatest invention since Depends.  Seriously.  For $10.36 a month, unlimited online movies and 1 DVD at a time.  It completely rocks.  Anywhere I can get internet, I can get a movie.  I can lay in bed and watch a movie on my ipod.  I am totally addicted to the TV show, Friday Night Lights.  I feel some luuuuvvvv for Tim Riggins.  Only problem I can see is that they have him wear a shirt way too often. 

I would post about cleaning the office and how scary that really was to me.  I used 2 snow days to do it.  And I still didn't finish.  That's how nasty it really was in there. 

I would post about painting the basement and how happy my husband was when I let our favorite 16-year-old girl choose dark brown and teal paint for the walls.  We did plan for his favorite color, cream, in the center of the wall.  Yep.  3 colors.  3 stripes.  Geez.  It's only paint.  It can be changed. 

I would post that I am hosting bunco at MY house on February 16.  Yep.  Like in 17 days.  And that I have started cleaning my house so that people can actually come in without wearing a
haz mat suit, but it would be a lie.  I've thought about cleaning house, but really, I haven't done anything.

I would post the pictures from fall, winter and Christmas.  But.......

I just don't have anything to write about.  Just sayin'.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17