PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Monday, March 10, 2008
Well we have made it through the blizzard of 2008! I'm not sure if I would really call it that but it was pretty bad.We were basically stuck in the house from Friday to yesterday.We tried to get out on Sat afternoon but there was another car stuck smack dab in front of our driveway and there was no getting around it and through the 3 foot snowdrift beside it. It's hard to believe that Easter is in 2 weeks and it's supposed to be almost Spring here people!!! What did I do stuck in the house for 2 days with 7 kids you might ask?? Well,we played alot with play-do,watched many movies,colored,ate,argued,fought and then argued and fought some more.It was rough going by yesterday so I made my escape and went to the grocery store and Target.I felt like a new woman by the time I came home! While I was out I picked up one of my very fave magazines I grew up with Victoria and when they stopped publishing it awhile back I really missed it.I was so glad when it came back last winter. My mom and my aunt used to sit on the phone when the new issue came out and discuss every article and photo in it.I think it was an escape for them.My mom actually has the very 1st issue ever!I'm hoping she might pass it on to me someday. I must say this new issue is just beautiful.I don't get much time to look at magazines but I actually sat down with this one and was so glad I did.
I made meatloaf and after dinner we watched "The Goonies" ,I love that movie. The kids don't seem to enjoy it as much as I do but I guess you have to be an 80s kid to really appreciate it.It's funny though because my 2 oldest love other movies from that time like "Brekfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles".It's quite surreal watching them again with your children.
Once again we "Sprung" forward an hour and we'll be disoriented for days.It's dark outside still and 2 of the kids have already left for school.
So anyway,this is a rambling post so I'll just share a few pics of the snow till tomorrow.
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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