Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hang on folks..........This is going to be a long one!

As usual i am a bad blogger. I have kept all of this months happenings too myself, and i finally have time to let them out!

My mom celebrated her 50th birthday the end of February. We had a party for her at a local restaurant, surrounded by her girlfriends and family, complete with Elvis on her cake! She reported that she thoroughly enjoyed it, and didn't mind to be half a century. I hope i have the same attitude when i reach that milestone.

The week after mom's birthday, we were hit with a rather hefty snow storm. School was closed for almost a week, as we received a sheet of ice before the snow fell. I missed a few days of work. (MUCH NEEDED DAYS OFF I ASSURE YOU!) Russ and Dalton spent the early part of one day perfecting thier snowballs to errect a Wide Eyed, Big Mouthed Snowman. Our dog Jerry even offered to decorate the bottom with some coloring, but was quickly diverted!

The next week we got another round of snow and it seemed we would be permanently stuck in the winter cycle all year. The weather men assured us that spring would indeed come, we just needed to be patient. Boy did it arrive with a BANG!!! 13 count 'em 13 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2 DAYS!! This of course created severe flooding. The local rivers crested at 17ft above flood stage, several highways were closed, the campgrounds/parks were inaccesible, and one of the highways i drive on a weekly basis split down the middle. The Highway Department expects it to be closed all summer due to that side of the mountain being unstable. They aren't sure yet what the plan is going to be to remedy the situation. The waters have now receded nearly to normal, but the rain started again today. So we are waiting to see how much the already saturated ground can take. Below are some pictures we took before the roads became completely impassible. The picture of the highway splitting was taken before it completely split and slid off the side of the hill.

Anyone who would like to have some rain, please e-mail me and i'll put in a good word for you with the weathermen! I wouldn't want to be a glutton and keep it all for myself! *wink*

I know i was long winded today.........thanks for hanging in there with me, and maybe next week i will get around to uploading some picks of Easter! LOL

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Wow!! It seems that Melissa and Granny are ganging up on me!!

I've been double tagged!
Here's what I have to do:* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.* Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I do casework with mentally ill persons.

2. I can lick my elbow and turn my arms completely around backwards.

3. One of the pics i took with my fisheye camera is in the Lomography World Archives.

4. My hubby and i will celebrate our 10th anniversary this year.

5. I have a Boston Terrier.........whom i lovingly refer to as my toddler.

6. I have a grey streak in the front of my hair, which my dad calls "the Lily Munster stripe"

7. My favorite perfume is Pure Poison-By Dior

Ok, so i will tag............Anne, Kelly .........TraceyT, Lynn, Sandie, & Adrienne,