Looks like we are in for more of the white stuff late tonight and tomorrow morning! I tell you, this is REALLY eating into my vacation time, and I don't like it at all!! Anyway I don't know about you guys, but I'm officially tired of the snow now. It was fun the first few times, but it's really getting old now. I could never live much further north. I've done a lot of thinking about Florida the last couple of days! I'm just crossing my fingers that it won't be a lot!!
I remember how addicted I was to Sesame Street, when I was a kid. It seems like they kept the same episodes forever and ever. Now, it looks like they are on the cutting edge. Check out the Jim Parsons spot for the word arachnid! Hysterical!!
Well, it seems like we still have a ton of snow on the ground! I've been wearing all my shoes with traction all week. I sure do miss my Birks, but I just can't walk on the ice with them. Don't wanna break a leg, before the next swim meet! I feel kind of out of it today. I really am glad that it's Friday! This whole week has been surreal. It started with the fantastic birthday, snow, being out of work, classes starting, etc. It's gone from zero to full tilt in an instant! Work is slow today, thank goodness, so I have my headphones on listening to the Austin Grand Prix Swim Meet. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going head to head in this meet, so it will be an exciting one!
This week has also been full of frustration. Casey and I finally got our new t.v., after our old one died before Christmas. We finally bit the bullet and got a flat screen HD t.v. Everything has been perfect, but all this week, our cable box has been obstinate! It won't respond to the remote at all. We ordered and reprogrammed a new remote. No luck. So, we have a tech coming out tomorrow morning. For now, we've been changing the channel the old fashioned way: getting up and walking across the room to punch the buttons on the box itself. What did we DO, before remote controls? Truly the stone age!!
Several of my friends are taking me out for a late birthday lunch today. They are taking me to Jeff's homestyle restaurant. By far, one of the best meat and 3's around! I'm already dreaming of the fried chicken!! DROOL!! Swimming laps will be interesting after that meal!
Well, we are still snowed under here. Unfortunately, they've gotten the roads plowed so, Casey and I have gone back to work. We still get to play, when we get home though. Here are some more snow shots!
Well, this past weekend was my 40th birthday. I'll be the first to tell you that if the whole year is as good as my weekend was, I'm ready to go!! Mom took me out to Ruby Tuesday's on Friday night for a really nice pre-birthday dinner. It was so good!
On Saturday morning, Casey and I were up early to head to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the Western Kentucky Green Gators swim meet. I entered 2 events, the 50 Backstroke and the 50 Freestyle. The team deck entered to do the 200 medley relay. So, I swam the backstroke leg for that relay. I was really happy with the whole meet. I improved my times in every event. I came home with a 1st place ribbon for the 50 Backstroke and a 2nd place ribbon for the 50 Freestyle.
On Sunday, I had a great time at church with all the birthday wishes. The whole congreation sang "Happy Birthday" to me! Mom and I stayed for our Daughters of the King meeting and then headed back home to a great birthday lunch that Casey had cooked. Mom suprised me with a very nice birthday cake! I spent the rest of the afternoon just lounging around, since I was really tired from the day before. Casey and I watched movies and waited for the snow to come in.
We woke up Monday morning with nearly 8 inches of snow on the ground here. Almost unheard of!!! I had already scheduled to be off on Monday, and Casey couldn't get to work, so we had a nice snow day together. The dogs were just too funny in all that snow! We nearly couldn't find Jack out there, the snow was so deep. After they all got used to the depth, the just loved romping around and playing in it.
Indy and Me
Moon, Jack, and Trixie
Indy and Trixie
Shingo and Jack
Mom's Dog Moon
Me and Casey
I couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend!!
Wow!! January 5th already, and this is my first post to the blog this year. Our Christmas festivities and New Year's kickoff were all just fabulous!! We tried a new, stress free holiday. It really worked. I enjoyed just enjoying the holidays. I took the week of Christmas off from work. That Monday my friend, LaKeithea had a Christmas dinner and movie watching party! It was so nice! I really enjoyed meeting all of her friends and eating, drinking and being merry with them! Christmas Eve, we had a beautiful Christmas Eve service at church! It was just so moving. There was no place else that I would have rather been. The mood was merry and the decorations were beautiful. Here are a few shots that I took of the evening.
The puppies also had a great holiday! They got two BIG boxes of goodies mailed to them, plus hundreds of Christmas cards, and new beds, nylabones, a new rope, big bag of treats, and a homemade cake! In other words, they made out like bandits! Here's a slide show of them enjoying their goodies!