Shades of Ireland

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Took a Little Jaunt....

One of my all time favorite people in the world found herself in Rogers, Arkansas for a wedding yesterday.
Since Adam was feeling better and Salena's car was fresh out of the repair shop, we loaded up and drove down to get in a quick visit.

Don't you just LOVE kindred spirits?? It has been about 4 years since we have met face to face but it really doesn't matter. Other than the initial rush of tears at the pure joy of hugging her again---- we just picked right up where we left off. My Adam did not know her or her family at all. He has often heard stories of the wonderful times our families had together before our move to Kansas which was before he was born. We had such a good visit--- until it began to snow.

After about three hours of visiting and lunch, the weather began to change rapidly. After looking at the weather radar, we decided that if we could get ahead of the storm front we could make it home and we did.

Unfortunately, when we got home, we found a whole house full of sick people. People with "the stomach bug" were draped all over the living room furniture watching the TV. Salena, Seth, and Neil were all very ill for most of the day and into the night.

This morning, they are all perking up and so far, I have escaped this sickness. My new handy, dandy, digital outdoor thermometer  says that it was 11 very frigid degrees this morning. We suited up and got the basic chores done. Weather sites are indicating that we are in for big time snow or ice on Monday...... Hallelujah!!

We will spend the rest of the weekend getting ready. Firewood stacked in the garage, generator tested, hay out to the critters, water systems thawed and set up....... before all of that, I am heading into town to restock the kitchen..... just in case that stomach bug finds me after all!!

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