we do and i'm parked like a beached whale on the couch with my puppy -- alll the things i could be doing and i'm wrapped in a blanket consumed with warm thoughts of lunch --
whada you up to even if you don't have snow
omg it is so cold here brrrrrr
we should move west...shiver shiver...breaking out the heating pad :)
I live on TN and KY border and we have snow today. I just love it because I used to live in SC where there was no snow sometimes for 15 years and what snow we had would melt the same day or next day. I have been sitting this morning just enjoying the snow!! Today I made grilled cheese and tomato soup which I have not had in a long time. Good thing I went to store yesterday and do not need anything from store!!
Happy new year everyone!!!
No snow day in central CA but it is expected to rain (HARD!) over the next 4-6 days starting tonight. If I want to be in snow I just have to drive about 50 miles (1 to 1 1/2 hrs) north to where I lived some 20 yrs ago :)
Sitting here in WEST TEXAS with a wind chill of 10! Really looking forward to going to work at 5 pm. Not.
oh momma -- still well below freezing but it's melting nevertheless -- but still can hit patches of ice and it's cold cold cold -- gonna be in the 60's in a few days hallelujah --
i always bake when it's cold and when i bake i eat and so i'm not baking because the slightest variance off my usual eats and i gain weight -- screw the thyroid meds -- what do they actually do anyway? besides cost too much -- then i tried a new doctor and those new meds were four times as much as the current ones -- ahahahahaha
not sure exactly how i got off on that tangent but anyway -- happy saturday, happy baking and may the forks (sic) be with you
I'm with kakeladi and all the rain. They say we need it for the drought, but it sure gets dreary when there's nothing but rain for days and it makes running necessary errands totally miserable! I'd rather have a bit of snow, but like she said, we just need to drive a few miles and we're in it.
I have to say, though, I have a little 8 month old Australian Shepherd puppy and she seems to love the rain. She always wants to go outside and romp around in it. Needless to say, she comes back soaked and with muddy feet. I have to dry her off before she can come back inside, but she's bugging me again within minutes to let her out again to play more! Wish I had that kind of energy!
Everyone stay warm and toasty inside as much as possible!
No snow day here, but it is -22oC right now! There's a bunch of snow coming next week but its usually only a snow day when we get about 20-30cm anything lower than that is pretty much considered normal haha
I hear we had a snowflake yesterday, but I was at work and missed it. We are expecting another day of winter tomorrow.
I love to bake when it is cold, but I know better. Planning on making baked potato soup tonight.
@SweetShop5 oh minus -22C sounds really cold. It is 2C here which makes it sound even colder than the 36F that it is. We pretty much shut down with any amount of snow and warned to not go out unless you have to if there is sleet.
Stay warm and cozy.
We didn't get any snow on Friday in Harrisonburg, VA. Woke up today and there was one inch of snow on the ground. Big surprise!
Snow Day! nothing new here........it's 'snow day' for half of the year.
MBalaska, it looks so pretty, though! I love looking at snow covered scenes, but not sure I could live in a place that it snowed in the winter. I can't take the cold that much and I've never driven in it, so not sure I'd do well with that.
Understood. It's part of the reason why Alaska has one of the youngest average aged population of all the states in the USA.
When my husband and I were much younger, we almost moved to Alaska. He had gone up there to open a new warehouse for the drug company he worked for and they asked him to apply for a job there as a supervisor. He did, but they ended up hiring a younger, single man to do it. We're actually glad he didn't because they ended up closing that warehouse after a very short period of time, and I'm not sure what we would have had to do for a job then and it would have probably meant moving again. I worked for the State here in California for 37 years by the time I retired and I guess I would have checked with Alaska to see what they had and how easy it would have been to transfer if need be. I've watched some of the Alaska shows they have on TV now and it's definitely more rural than I think I could have taken. I know in the big cities there's more population, but he would have wanted to live outside of the cities.
I am snowed in. We got 8" in my part of North Carolina. Cleaned house today and have a cake to do tomorrow as a thank you for a friend that fixed my lawn mower. I think I will make him pumpkin spice.
Snow in North Carolina, that's not a state I'd think would snow other than up in the big mountains. Snowing in Tenn., Ky, Texas, wow that's some unusual weather.........
Gerle you can stop watching those Alaska shows on TV. They are totally phony staged Hollywood productions that are complete and utter nonsense - total fake bullcrap. The only show that is truthful & accurate in most respects is the show about the Alaska State Troopers working on the job. That is the real world, real roads, real houses, real people in real cities, small towns, & rural areas. My backyard has looked like the photo above that I took today; for 3 long months now, and I can only dream of being in sunny California where the sun comes up before 10:30 in the morning.
so my husband and i usually compete as to who will get the faucets dripping first overnight -- to keep the pipes from freezing -- gotta wait long enough so it's late but not so late the other one does it or you're falling asleep & forgetting --
well we both forgot this time around and sure enough one kitchen pipe froze -- dang it -- that pipe is right by an outside air vent under there -- anyway --
geez i feel dumb -- we're fine we'll just set a hair dryer out there to defrost it --
gorgeous picture, mb
water is on :)
Good for you!
So we're back up in the 50s today and 70s tomorrow. No more low temps for the rest of the week.
Now THIS is winter in West Texas. Yay.
absolutely yay -- congrats, jgifford
we're doing ten degrees warmer per day -- yesterday in the 20's -- till we get to the high 60's -- love high 60's :)
thank you, gerle
We are working on rain all day for the next 3-4 days. I woke up in the middle of the night and heard it pouring, and it's been like that all day today. I had some errands to run, but I don't feel like doing it in the rain and they will wait until it is supposed to let up. It's just that the rain is so cold and wet! Poor dogs want to go out and play and this rain is the hardest on them because they're stuck inside except to go potty. The wind makes the rain worse because it's blowing the rain all over. I have towels placed by the door to wipe them down when they come back inside. And we've got all kinds of flood warnings. I'm not really worried about those where we live, but there are places all around us that it can happen to. We will probably have some streets that will flood somewhat.
seriously not cool -- my son is in san jose/los gatos -- i don't think he is getting as much as some areas there like closer to the coast -- i don't want to find out either kwim -- a few years ago there was california wild fire heading toward the place he worked and i heard them say exactly that on the news -- freaked me right out --
but yes the inescapable difficulties of neighbors, and california is a neighbor to tennessee as are all the other 49 states and all the other countries/continents, etc. -- are heart breaking --
but i hope all is well and safe with you and yours and all y'all --
shoot, last year at this time we had big time flooding in my city & on up/down the mississippi -- we had a mud slide -- a mud slide that closed a road -- tennessee doesn't have mud slides! but yeah we did -- just the craziest huh
Yeah, it's been strange weather this year. Hopefully it will settle down soon.
In my part of CA the rain stopped sometime around 5 a.m. and hasnot started up again yet (2 p.m.) Yes, many, many flash flood warnings around here but not really in my city - up in the mountains. Yosimite has some flooding. The valley was closed to traffic yesterday to prevent people problems. But just that hours drive north would bring you into the problem areas. It is *warm!* today - around 60 degrees F. Then it is suppose to drop like a rock and snow down to 3K ft. tonight &/or tommorow. I just read that even w/all this rain CA drought problems will not be washed away. It's been 6 yrs of no moisture and the water tables are still down from where they should be.
K8 - I hate to tell you but most of today's storm is hitting the bay area so your son could be in a trouble area :(
I hate to drive in this kind of weather because people can drive like such idiots in the rain sometimes. They drive like the roads aren't wet or slick and start sliding, and if they have to apply the brakes, they really slide. I'm just staying in the house and hoping I don't have to go out because people can be such idiots sometimes when they drive in wet weather. I watched a guy on our street (he was driving too fast for the wet surfaces) try to stop for the stop sign one house down from us and he ended up swerving about 5 feet because he was driving too fast for the weather, and also too fast for a residential street. Sometimes you have to wonder if people have a death wish or something!
I did on Friday. We recently moved to southaven ms a year ago from Florida.. So this was super exciting for me and my family!
mystsparkle, hey neighbor -- welcome to the midsouth -- happy snow day but i'm glad it's over!!
Oh I will forever remember this day! It was a snow day for me, too. I planned on spending the day working on the gumpaste flowers for my friend's wedding cake. That is, until I cut my finger on a broken dish! Spent over 1/2 of the day waiting in urgent care for 6 stitches on my thumb.
Needless to say, this little mishap resulted in me not being able to work with gumpaste for the next 12 days. Ugh!
I was really really looking forward to sitting with my coffe & sugar flowers, watching the snow fall.
Anyway, just thought I'd share... even though we are WELL past that date!