Just a little something

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Today was a really busy day full of appointments and little to no time to breathe but I did manage to capture this for yall courtesy of tonight’s sunset.

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With a little wind……

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A few weeks back we had some rather interesting weather. It was unusually warm (65 degrees at night in December) raining and there were high wind gusts. Now anyone who lives in the south, knows about the south, or has been to the south knows that that weather combo is the perfect set up for tornados.

According to the weather reports that night there wasn’t a tornado in our area however with high wind gusts and the amount of damage that was done locally I’m inclined to believe that the weather reports that come from a big city 2 1/2 hours away weren’t accurate.
Anyhow……we were under the impression that there was no damage done to our property however the following afternoon I spotted the subject of today’s photo. I guess really one could still say there was no damage done to the property itself however I still can’t help but feel bad for this poor tree. We suspect that the tree was already dead or about dead anyway so my husband isn’t counting it as a major loss. I’m counting it as a perfect photo op. Enjoy

Broken

A few days ago I let my daughter use my phone to text a friend. She was sitting on the couch which is innocent enough and then it happened…..    My phone dropped. No big deal I thought as I’ve dropped my phone a few times and it remained undamaged but something about that tumble to the floor from the couch did my screen in.

My phone is nothing super fancy and I was planning on getting a new one in the coming months but still it was kind of upsetting to me to see the two fine cracks on my screen. One is fine and goes across the screen the other goes up the screen into the casing.

Being the genius that I most of the time am (also following the adage old habits die hard) I put my phone in my back pocket upon retrieval from its customary place of rest I discover that there was yet another crack and just now after letting my daughter use my phone again I have two more cracks leading to a total of 5! 5 cracks!!! Hopefully I’ll be getting my phone replaced sooner rather than later.

It shouldn’t stop me from posting pics as I use my rear facing camera for those instead of the forward facing but if my post become scarce again it’s because I’ve suffered some sort of glass in finger pad related injury as a direct result of continuing to use a phone with a broken screen.

Insomnia……I lothe you

For years I have suffered from insomnia sometimes it last days, sometimes weeks and in rare occasions it lasts a month or more. This ugly little beast and I have been acquainted since high school and I HATE it. I hated it in high school and I hate it even more now.
Now days instead of being a sleep deprived teen I’m a sleep deprived mom of 4 with a busy home life and schedule. No matter who you are lack of sleep sucks. It sucks even worse when you’re tired and want nothing more than to sleep and you just can’t or you sleep in 5 minute increments then jump out of bed like your house is on fire at the least little sound.
Yeah insomnia sucks….. But at least I’ve learned over the years how to entertain myself when lack of sleep kicks in.

Beauty in the cold

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This is the scene from inside my car this morning. Perfect ice crystals formed on all of my windows. I guess at 19 degrees the moisture in the air has to do something so it decided to collect on my windows (surprisingly enough my doors weren’t frozen).
I’ll tolerate mild cold but I’m not a big fan of super cold so these last few days have been nowhere near fun for me. My hat is off to people who live in the Midwest and Northeast. I don’t know how you do it in the winters. Anyway I hope you enjoy the nature I’ve captured on my car.

Beef (stew) it’s what’s for dinner

As mentioned earlier today Alabama is under some serious Artic influenced weather. With lows that are going to be super low again tonight I decided to treat my kiddos to some homemade beef stew. It’s an instant hit and the best part (unbeknownst to said children) it’s my first time EVER making beef stew. Yup I said it….. This is the first time I’ve made it not out of a can.
I can’t share a recipe cuz I didn’t use one…… Most of the time I don’t use…… But I am sharing a picture hopefully that’ll work in a recipes place.
Here’s to staying warm.

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Burr, burr, burr

I woke up this morning so some of the coldest temperatures I have ever personally experienced. The app on my phone that keeps track of the weather said it was 11 but after the wind chill it was – 3!!!! Yikes!!!!! We moved back to the South to get away from biting cold and freeze you to the bone winters! I honestly can’t say that I remember Seattle ever being as cold as it was here this morning. The day has now progressed at as of now (2 something in the afternoon) we’re up to a hearty 30 degrees (yippee!)

In light of this delightful near artic (lack of) heat wave we’re having I’m going to spoil my tots rotten with some homemade hearty beef stew tonight. One things for sure cold weather equals hearty soups.

For those in the cold I hope you’re managing to stay warm.  For those who are in the warm or hot please send some of that my way.