Skip to main content

this weather

I live in the Midwest.  We get all 4 seasons and I've lived here my WHOLE life.  Winter weather isn't foreign to me, but for some reason, every year that it comes... it's like it has never been here before.  It's never the same, it's unpredictable and for whatever reason the meteorologist try to forecast the weather for upcoming days without much luck.

This year has been WICKED.

Within the last 24 hours or more, we've had this dump of ice, rain, ice pellets, snow and wind.  It's been so strange but it's just another dose of winter for us and we have to just roll with it.

Last night was really weird.  We sleep with white noise going on because it's just more soothing for my husband.  Little did I know that last night, without the white noise, we would've heard noises that would've made us think that our house was falling down or being attacked.  I let the dog out about 4am and it was really freaky and I didn't want to wake up my husband to let him hear the noise because then he would've been up the rest of the morning...

Anyway, this weather is just something else.  Schools are closing, people are wrecking their cars, driving in on the freeways is really slow and our houses are just taking a beating.  Not to mention all of the people that lost power yesterday and today because of the ice... Wow... something else.

I'm really hoping that since the groundhog didn't see his shadow that this whole "spring will come early" thing is for real.

Oh and just for fun, here's a picture of my bump today...



That flash doesn't make it really easy to see... but you get the idea.

Be safe and stay warm.


Comments

Amber said…
I am a lifelong Alaskan and consider myself pretty darn tough, but I would NOT want to have the winter that most of the lower 48 has had this year!! I'll take my -40F any day before all these huge blizzards and ice storms. Yuck! I hope this is the last wave for you guys.

And, you are looking wonderful!!
Sassytimes said…
Cute bump, Jill!!!
Moore Family said…
ahhh you are totally starting to get a bump! LOVE IT!! we got quite the beating here too! crazy weather for sure!!
I miss the four seasons so much...

YOU LOOK GREAT!

Popular posts from this blog

that nightmare

Time is passing and permanent/next step decisions AREN'T being made about where our marriage is going.

Not because of anything other than HOPE....

Hope that these changes are real.  I can't deal with an act anymore.  I'm done with those fake attempts.  It just won't work for me.  I can't.

Hope that he really wants to change.  Because he's the only one that can make that decision for himself and not anyone else.

Hope that a new normal is really a possible option.  And not just a glimmer of something that will eventually be shattered and destroyed.

Hope that we could work through all of this and actually land on our feet.  But he has to want to do those things and my guidance won't help him.  He's got to want to do them on his own.  I can't help or ask or guide.  He has to do it.  Alone and with the help of God.

Hope that the narcissistic behaviors are being dealt with in positive ways and won't resurface.  With the help of prayer, guidance from h…

my little model...

There is a blog that I follow of a photographer that I saw at the Delaware County Fair. Her studio is near my home town and her pictures are very vibrant. I enjoy looking at different aspects of photography and I like seeing how didn’t people capture pictures and scenes… I guess you could say I’m envious.

While following her blog, I saw a post that stated Calling All Furry Friends and immediately responded. I have always wanted to have Toby get professional pictures done but I just fear that I wouldn’t pick the right person to capture his personality.

Anyway, as you can read in the link above, there were a handful of photographers at Megan Morgan’s studio and they were all going to be there just to take furry friends pictures.

Of the people that were there two have uploaded their pictures and Toby is in them!

First, Megan Morgan’s blog: Weekend Workshop

Then, Holly McCaig’s blog: Dogs Everywhere

They all captured some great pictures and I can’t wait to get my hands on them so that I …

Starting here..

I know that I haven't really updated this in a long while. I apologize. In the moments it was hard enough to survive, let alone write about it or find time to write about it.

With that said, I've told people over and over again that I'm going to write again, just not sure where to start.
So, today, I'm starting here.
My mom is terminal.  
Words that I cannot believe have to leave my mouth or my fingers.
She's been battling Ovarian Cancer for well over 10 years and this last year or 8 months+ have been just the worst.  Her body is being consumed by cancer and with every day that passes we are just another closer to losing her.
She's fought this whole time and continues to beat the odds that the doctors have placed before her. She's set goals and surpassed them and when the doctors say something, it's like she mentally tells herself that it's just NOT going to happen and she flies by those measurable items.
She's been a rock star and I have known …