Welcome to Texas, where it is usually tolerable during the winter. Our metropolitan area is hosting the Super Bowl this year so what does Ms. Fickle M. Nature do to celebrate the occasion? That's right. She hooked up with Mr. Freeze (yes, in the biblical way) and hosed down most of Texas. Ok, she sprayed most of the USA, THAT MENOPAUSAL WITCH!
The show must go on, though. Yesterday, the talking heads showed us coverage of the police escorting the Packers' buses on the icy roads. They were headed to the stadium for Media Day. Evil Twin was hoping to see the cop cars spin-out and crash into the guardrails like everyone else yesterday morning.
Nothing happened. Zzzzzz.
We have a big bay window in our kitchen area and I've enjoyed watching the birds peck for worms in the snow. Hubby coined their potential food as wormcicles. Hee Hee. We even have one little guy camp out by the back door, enjoying the warm air oozing through to the outside.
No, this isn't me and this isn't the back-door-begging bird
but the bird was similar in size and shape to this one.
I think this guy just wanted a hand-out (pun intended).
Today, with a low temperature of about 10, the sounds of silence stirred us out of our warm cozy bed. The power was out. No whirs or roars from the heaters. No comforting buzz from the fridge.
I was looking forward to my hot tea. Fortunately, we were only out for about 30 minutes or so and when we turned on the TV, we heard all about the "rolling black-outs" mandated by a state governing organization.
I have not left the house since Monday. The gym where I teach has been closed and I didn't have to buy food like it was the last time I'd ever have a chance to do so. Local schools have also been closed.
Monday was a nice day, though, as it was my 24th wedding anniversary. Hubby and I celebrated by exchanging cards, kisses and chocolate. I also got a really big book with gorgeous photos! We plan on a dinner out sometime this weekend.
This photo is part of the card I got for Hubby. I love the "Soul Mateys" boat name.
Bird in hand photo from Abrilon on flickr.com.