Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Snow Day" and Weekend of Un-excitement

Here is a recap of our "Snow Day" and my weekend of un-excitment:

First, the snow continued to fall on Thursday night well after I went to bed. At the time I went to bed, ALL of the schools in Collin county had been cancelled for the day, but of course, the Courthouse wasn't even showing a delay. I set my alarm to get up early and check the County's website on my phone to see if there was a delay. Sure enough, at 6:15, I discovered there was a delayed open of 10 a.m. I went back to bed for more "snow day" sleep. Then at 8:15 I hear my phone start buzzing. It is Jennifer and she wants to know if I'm asleep because she is on her way to my house. She decided to forgo the snow day because Joshua's daycare was having an a.m. V-day party. It was also at this point that I learned the County had delayed opening until noon. UGH! That won't confuse my clients or anything!

I drag my butt out of bed and let Lola out to see this out back...
backyard
and this is what the front looked like...
street
street 2
Lola enjoyed a little more snow play, although in the really deep areas, she had to hop like a bunny and it was the cutest thing ever...
lola
Once I got to the courthouse for the noon opening, I found what I expected...that nobody who needed to be there to get anything done was there and it was just a big freakin' waste of time. WONDERFUL! So glad that I rescheduled my 1:00 hair appointment to 3:00 so that I could get nothing done.

Then before I could go to my hair appointment, I got a call regarding "one of my kids" down in Waco at a children's home who has started theaving again. Just freakin' great. I think to myself, can anything else crappy happen today. I decide to leave for my hair appointment a little early and drive over on the east side of McKinney to take some snow pics. I'm glad I did. Here is what I captured...

Snowmen
snowman 2
I like the pink touches to this one, but check out those snow arms he is sculpting!


A political snowman...
political snowman
I agree, Frosty! Greg Willis for DA!


And, it's Texas, so you've got to have a Redneck Snowman...
redneck 1
This Bud's for you!
redneck 2

McKinney's Beautiful Historic District
house 1
house 2
barn
house 3
Kids playing in our unusual Winter Wonderland in a parkkids playing
Then I get to my hair appointment to discover that my hair girl is moving...to Houston...next week! Oh, the trauma! Yes, the day could get crappier!
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On Saturday, the snow began to melt. Lola had cabin fever and wanted outside.
Here she is at the door. Translation: Mom, I'm cold and tired, I want inside.

Okay, Lola. Mommy's coming.

Wait a minute... What the heck?
lola at door
Snow + Melting= Muddy Lola
lola tub
After the bath, I checked the mail and found that my friend Jenn sent me this adorable bookmark for V-day. How cute! So sweet of her to think of me!
bookmark
Then I got all riled up about something else. But you know what, after about 30 minutes of having a complete panic attack/fit, I looked at the bookmark and thought, yes, that is the answer.

I made myself half a recipe of Magnolia cupcakes and all was right in the world.
cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy V-Day Kara! What beautiful snow pics...I cannot believe how much snow you guys are getting! We're so mild here in Orgeon (which is rare, 60's in February!). Love the historic houses and oh Lola is WAY TOO CUTE for words! Sorry you had a crappy day. :( Hope you have a better week. The cupcakes are sweet! I'm baking up something myself today. I'll post later this evening!

xoxo

Michelle and the kitties

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.

Kara, I share the same love for Schnauzers and cupcakes. I also liked the camera bags you posted.

God Bless You!
Yoli
http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/

Linda K said...

Our friends in Wichita Falls keep telling us that it is our son's fault we are getting all this snow and cold weather. He has decided to go to college in Wisconsin and this is preparing him for the weather up north.

I was in shock on Sunday - we get to church at 9:30 and everything is starting to melt. We get out of church at 10:30 and a blizzard is blowing in - thank goodness it only lasted about 30 minutes.

 

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