Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Global warming...pfsh!
Last Sunday found us at another in the series of classical concerts held  at the local Catholic church.  This time it was all instrumentalists from trumpeters to pianist to organists to flautists to violinists to clarinetists.  The dreary afternoon was filled with the beautiful sounds of Debussey, Barber, and many other of my favorite composers.

 This is something we don't see very often - icicles.
Sleetmageddon.
That's what Monday consisted of.  We actually had the unusual phenomena of "thundersleet"...which to me would have sounded as likely as a "sharknado" had I not experienced it for myself.  We truly had rolling thunder in the distance while sleet was falling from the sky.

Are you sure this is Louz-yana and not Canada?
Of course if there is even the slightest whiff of a possibility of getting any icy precipitation, Northwest Louisiana is much like East Texas in that the whole dern place comes to a screeching halt.  Stores run out of milk and bread, people run off the road, workplaces close their doors, and folks stay home...except for Engineer...who worked every day regardless of the weather conditions.

Do you want to build a snowman?
Kids were out of school Tuesday as well and by Wednesday, we finally got some snow flurries.  This was the first time I had ever been able to sit by a roaring fire in my own home while watching fluffy snowflakes descend.  I can now see the appeal of going skiing...as long as I could sit by the lodge's fireplace, sip hot drinks, and watch the snow fall.

I watched as my Facebook feed was bombarded with photos of pristine snowmen.  Poor children of Louisiana.  Our soil is so swampy that all Diva and the neighbor kids could muster up was a red tinted blob.  Their creation was more Boudreau the swamp monster and less Olaf the snow man.

Playing fetch in the snow.
Caspar loved the snow!  Winnie, not so much.  As far as Truffles goes, I'm not sure the old girl ever even noticed the snow at all.

Diva had a two day school week with extra Robotics practices both days.

The Robotics competition Saturday did not go that well and her school did not place.

While Diva was competing, my friend and I hit as many estate sales as we could.  While we were out, I received a text from Engineer's Step-Mom saying that his Grandma had fallen, broken her hip, and was in surgery.  Saturday's afternoon/evening plans suddenly shifted to accommodate overnight guests and hospital visitation.

Thankfully, Grandma's surgery went well.

We will be eating:

Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Beans & Cornbread
Tuesday - Main Dish Broccoli & Salad
Wednesday - Sweet & Sour Turkey w/Egg Fried Rice
Thursday - Lemony-Dill Fish w/Steamed Veggies
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of MPM.

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