Saturday, February 20, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Make it stop, make it stop, make it stop!!!!!!!!

From this blog, I found the above photo.  Warren and I both managed to dodge snow storms to make our individual flights to partly cloudy, cool temperature, Florida.  Warmth was found is spending time with my sister Cindi, my parents, and our good friends Barb and Bob.  With such cool temperatures we kept telling ourselves that at least it was not snowing in central Florida.

This is a picture taken when I opened my front door today.  Our pig has only a bit of metal showing. 
When the star is covered up, I am out of here! 

Friday, February 5, 2010

West Coast and East Coast

Blogging has come to a halt because this week I have been in catch up mode. We were in California for six days last week. I leave on Sunday for ten days in Florida. Warren will join me on Thursday. Plans are for me to spend some time with my sister, Cindi, join Warren to visit friends in Lake Placid, and spend a bit of time with my folks in Sebring.  All the while soaking up some of that famous Florida sunshine, eat fresh frui,t and walk on the beach.
In California a few early spring flowers were blooming.  It was great to see green grass and plants.  We left our place about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning after Warren used the snow blower to clear our lane and the road to the highway.  At times the day before we were in white out conditions where we could not see more than 100 yards.  The highways to Des Moines were not as bad as we had anticipated.  Our drive took a bit more than half an hour longer than usual; which was a pleasant surprise.  After arriving at the airport early we had a delayed flight as the crew needed a mandatory rest time after flying in late the night before.  At the connecting airports we walked off one plane and on to another twice to make our two connections.  Our group was large enough that they held the planes for us.   

Warren and me along Pebble Beach

Most mornings Hannah comes over for a breakfast of cinnamon toast and Sunny D.  The bowl had a few hardened marshmallows in it as a treat.  Hannah and I have perfected the art of hardening marshmallows.  I often find marshmallows in various bowls in various conditions of hardness in my cabinets.

The girls would allow me one picture each this morning.  Kelsey looked at the camera for me.  Hannah would not.  Kelsey has an omelet for breakfast as long as I have eggs.  If she forgets to bring me eggs from her chickens and she does not want to return home to get them she will make do with cereal.  I make her omelet with one whole egg and one egg white and a bit of Cheddar Cheese.  It is never a guess as to what to make for the girls.  Usually when I am taking Hannah down the lane Kelsey is arriving. 
We miss our mornings together when I am gone.  They are never here very long but it is our time to catch up and spend time with each other.  Hannah and I usually get in one computer game and Kelsey and I try to answer the questions on "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?"