Thursday, December 24, 2009

Poor Pupsicle! Hairy Biscuits Edition.

Okay. I put the sweater on Praline and Chuy got this windbreaker/anorak style jacket on with legs built in. He looks so dashing and fly with his little assless pants. What a rake! He didn't want to walk in the snow, but the hunden needed to potty, so we walked a bit, but the wee lad had to be carried the last 50 yards back to the house. We were only out a few minutes and when we got back to the house, our footprints had already drifted up and you couldn't see we'd just walked through on the way out.

This is the cleanest snow I've ever tasted, so mebbe some snow ice cream later? Good thing the larder is full, because I was going to get a couple things at the store and I couldn't even get out of the driveway. Under the 1' of snow drifted across the driveway is a layer of ice. I was up til about 2AM making jewelry this morning and it was raining torrentially, and I thought it would turn to ice. Apparently, it did and there's a layer of ice under all this snow.

So, I'm in for however long I need to be in. This means if I don't post for a day or two, I'm snug as a bug and cuddled up with my smelly dogs, and wishing you all a Merry Christmas. I'm sad I won't be able to drive to Dallas County and see my folks and all my dear family, but the roads are impassable here, and I'm safer home. Also, I'm still recovering from pneumonia, and sitting a day or two in a cold car in a ditch would proabably set me back just a skoshy bit. Thank goodness for gas heating, eh?

In case I don't get to say it here tomorrow, thanks to all you lovely folks who read and comment here on my blog. It warms my heart to be part of this blogger community, and I'm always thrilled to pass along thoughts and pictures of things which delight, amuse and sometimes infuriate me. You'se a good bunch of folks, and I wish you all a very happy and warm Christmas.

I was just about to hit the publish button when I got a call from Dad saying my grandfather is in a bad way up in Arkansas, and things don't look good, so I may be finding a way out in the weather after all. If you can spare a warm thought or a prayer for my grandpa, I'd be most grateful.


Crucis said...

Best to stay home and be safe. I remember visiting SA during an ice/snow storm and watching traffic on I-410. It was a circus. Those of us from northern parts called it "Texas Population Control."

You DO NOT exit at 60mph and then slam on the brakes at the bottom of the exit ramp! Chaos ensues.

Farmmom said...

Here's hoping things improve for you and your grandpa. If you have to get out just be careful and stay safe!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear!

rickn8or said...

Warm thoughts for grandpa. And a Merry Christmas to you, the attack dogs and to the rest of the commenters.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Here's hoping your grandfather feels better - and if you must go, for safety on the roads. Slow's the word - don't drive faster than you and the car can plan and react.

Merry Christmas to you and the pups!

Peter said...

Prayers on the way for your grandfather. Please, don't try to drive up there - I'm sure he'd rather have you alive and well, rather than in hospital yourself!

Vinogirl said...

I'm off to midnight mass in a little while here...your granddad is on my list! You and the poochies have a blessed Christmas!

D.W. said...

Very merry Christmas from up here in the bluegrass! Keep the pups warm, be extra careful out there on the roads with the ijits, and we'll be sure to pray for your grandpa.

Rabbit said...

Pack a fresh bugout bag if you go out, especially to Arkansas. I repacked mine this evening- going in to work at 0500, then to the wilds of East Texas after that. Goes without saying to include blankets, water, and nibbles all around. An extra box of .39 Special won't take any room at all, either.

Hugs and Merry Christmas to alla y'all.

Rabbit and the pack.