At the end of last week, we had a little ice storm blow through our part of the world. All of the white you see in the first picture is not snow. It is little bitty beads of ice, and underneath the little beads of ice is a sheet of ice. So while you may see this and say, "oh that's not bad." Remember, no snow, just ice. The wiener dog couldn't even walk on it. I wish I had pictures of his feet sliding out from underneath him. Better yet, I wish I had video.
But the good news is we were prepared. I had stocked our cupboards the morning before the storm. And, unlike many others in North Texas, we did not lose power. I am so grateful for that. Over all it was a great weekend. We hibernated inside the house and took some major down time. We put up our Christmas decorations and watched lots of movies. Plus, it was the perfect weekend for chili!
I was able to get some really pretty pictures of ice covered limbs, leaves and berries - all taken from my kitchen window.
Then the strangest thing happened. The ice started melting and all of the leaves on the tree in our backyard, came down at once, completely covering the ice. Seriously, swish and they all came down. We usually rake up the leaves ourselves, during the Fall. But I'm thinking this is a really big job, and we might hire someone with a leaf blower to do it.
Anyway, the sun is out today, the temperature is getting warmer, and all the ice is starting to melt, which means things will get back to normal. I'm really glad. I've started to go a little stir crazy with all of us stuck inside our little house. Today, the girl is back to school and the husband is back to work. I have the day to myself!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Love and Peace,