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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Enough Fun Already!!!

Good evening friends.  Yes as you know already, we got our SNOW!!  No not 6, 10, or 14 inches, we were blessed with between 2-4 inches.  Just enough to shut down our interstates and city.  It became so bad, our mayor of Atlanta was interviewed on the Today Show this morning.  There were people stranded all night on the highways and school children who slept on floors in the schools. 
What does one do here in the South when we get snow?  Go to the grocery store of course and buy like the snow will never melt.  Well, Holly and I are true southern ladies and we did just that.  We did buy good food to cook for our men, but the best of all was getting away with buying junk food.  And that we did.  Have you ever tried Dill Pickle flavored Pork Rinds???  Sounds yuk, huh?  But actually they were really good.  Darbee Rae had to bake a confetti cake with "hot pink" icing and sprinkles.
On day two, we were ready for some bought food.  Mr. P. was so kind and drove on slick streets to go pick up lunch for us.
Photo: Thankful we live close to town and thankful Papa braved the icy roads to get us lunch! He's the best.
During the day, Mr. P. kept Darbee Rae busy playing outside.   You saw some of those pictures on my last post and on Holly's.
But as we settled in for the evening and all the outside activities were over for the day, Darbee Rae became bored really quick.  She is one that keeps busy doing something.  Holly happened to think about the old electric typewriter she had and brought it out for Darbee Rae to play with.  She had so much fun typing on it. Sad to think that is all we use to have. {smile} She wrote a note for me and her
You can click on picture to make it bigger so you can read her sweet message.  I love this child, can you tell?
Wasn't hard for us adults to find something to busy ourselves.  The men had the t.v., Holly had her computer and I was doing a new craft.  Valarie who is a friend on face book and has her own blog had shown a scarf she had made with her fingers.  It was called finger knitting.  I had never heard of it, so off to YouTube to find out how to do it.
I decided to make a small scarf for Darbee Rae.  It is so easy and fast.  So much fun.  Poor child wanted to make one herself, but her little fingers were to small.  Thought it turned out really cute.
Mr. P. and I left for home before dark as the roads were still pretty bad. They had become icy and again , we are not use to driving in this kind of weather. As much fun as we had staying the night at Holly's and playing in the snow , it's always good to be home.

UNTIL........We woke this morning with NO water.  Mr. P. took me back to Holly's for the day. I was not a happy camper to get out with the temp. at 1 degree.  WHAT?  here in Ga and it's one?  No wonder we had no water.  We have lived here in our home 35 years and this was a first for us.
The sun came out about lunch and we were just itching to get out.  You know us girls like to go shopping and eat lunch out.  Being very careful...that is just what we did.
See, they even cleaned off the streets just for us. Bet they knew there would be some
  ladies that would want to help the economy.
  Luckily when Mr. P. came in from work, he found the problem with our water  and now we are blessed to have our water back.  I am so blessed to have married a man who is a "jack of all trades".  We are blessed that he can do so much himself. and save us dollars.
Tonight here at the home place all is well.  There are still some slick spots on the roads, and school is called off again tomorrow, but I have to say we have survived our annual snow storm here in GA.  It was fun, beautiful, and we had so much fun.  But I am quick to admit enough already.  I have a new respect for all of my friends who have and are still getting so much snow in your area.  Want to come South for a few days?  Just pray, you are no where near during one of our little snow episodes. So this concludes all my post on this snowfall.  Can't wait to show you a special family prim treasure Mr. P. brought to me a while back.... That's my next post.  
Until next time


  1. Your house looks beautiful in the snow!! We have more snow coming tonight, but it is going to change to rain on Saturday and they are calling for another snow storm on Wednesday of next week...and it might dump several inches of snow. Heard anywhere from 10 to 20 inches. So hoping that they are wrong about that!!

  2. What Snowfun!
    Your home is Winter beautiful.
    Cool scarf too.
    Warm Woolie Hugs

  3. Morning, you must admit your home looks picture postcard pretty in the snow.. Love the scarf, so beautiful, Blessings Francine.

  4. I don't mind the snow, I can stay in, it was the bitter cold temperatures we have had the last 3 weeks that are driving me over the edge.lol My water froze too, but thawed as soon as the sun it it. I went to Debs to spend the night last nigt, saw the news and temps were to get down to 10, so had to come home so I could let my water drip. Oh I am so ready for spring!!!! SO glad so many children, Mollie being one of them, got to play in the snow. We still have it sticking around. I hope it leaves today as temps are to be in 50's. Predicting more bad weather. Wah Wah!

  5. You ladies sure MADE the most of your now storm with lots of fun...Love the scarf ...if you pinterest or YouTube search arm knitting...PRINCESS and I are hoping to try it this coming week if we get the foot of snow they say we might...if you girls hurry you can make it here before Tuesdays storm and get snowed in with us ...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

  6. What a sweet letter! I have heard of finger knitting, would like to see it done. I think we are suppose to get some snow this weekend.

  7. Angela I told my husband the other day that when I retire in 2016 I am heading south for the months of January and February. the older I get the less I like the snow and cold weather. 1 is really cold for you all.
    Glad everything worked out.
    Loved your finger scarf.

  8. OH I love your scarf so much better than mine!!!! I want the youtube link to that!!! Isn't it fun? Amazing what we can learn from youtube right here in our home! Thanks for the encouraging comments. I am getting there! This new surprise baby is sure going to help!