Monday, March 2, 2009

Thunder Snow

Spring is trying its darndest to make its way, but yesterday in the Peach State was one weird weather day. We ran the weather gamut for sure. We had sleet. We had snow. We had rain. We had thunder. And then come to find out from my mom, who is like a walking encyclopedia, it's a meteorological term called Thunder Snow. The snow came down for so long and the flakes were so big. Unfortunately, the ground was just a little too warm for it all to stick. If it had, we probably would have had a foot or more of snow. As it was, we got a couple of inches. Maybe a little more in the grassy areas. It was beautiful though. Here in the deep south we just don't get to see snow much. We gladly take what we can get and we love it. It's all great fun. . . that is. . . until the power goes out.

We had canceled our usual Sunday Night Supper at my mom and dad's because of the road conditions. We were settled in for a nice, cozy evening. I was going to upload some of my pictures and blog and there was a movie that was coming on at 9 o'clock that I was excited to watch. None of that was meant to be. Just as I had put my flash card into my computer. Poof. Out go the lights. We were without power for six hours.

No matter how prepared you think you are for power outages, you're just never prepared enough. I like candles, so we had lots of those. Unfortunately, the wicks all needed trimming, so when we hurriedly lit them, they all smoked. We had to blow them out and trim the wicks and relight them. Flashlights. Oh, yeah, we have lots of those. We keep them in a central location. Unfortunately, they're behind several cookie cooling racks. And they're all with dead batteries. But on the bright side, I do have lots of extra batteries. Oil lamps. We have two of those. Unfortunately, the only lamp oil we have is citronella oil made for tiki torches for outdoor pool parties and such. They just burnt the wicks up in about five minutes. We spent the first two hours of the power outage trying to find sources of light. It was not fun.

Not knowing that we were in store for a power outage later in the evening, Jeff and I took a late afternoon nap, so naturally we weren't sleepy at 9 o'clock and there was nothing to do. I took a flashlight and started doing a little light cleaning. Then I took a Benadryl and just went to bed. What a total waste of a nice, cozy snowy evening. When you don't get snow for years on end, it's very hard to be prepared for it. I've spent all morning putting away all the candles and putting up the stupid oil lamps and flashlights. I'm not in a very good mood.

Since we didn't get to go to my mom's last night for supper, we're going tonight. So I MUST tivo the Bachelor. Must. Must not miss it for any reason. Mom's making chili and we're supposed to bring something to go along with it. Here's what I'm bringing. It's a Mexicorn Dip that my friend Monica makes and it is soooo good.

MONICA'S MEXICORN DIP 2 cans of Mexicorn
2 cups of Kraft shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup of parmesan cheese
2 cups of mayonnaise
2-5 tablespoons of chopped jalapenos
Mix all together and put in a baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees until it starts to bubble.

Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday. I went to check on my friends the cows. Evidently they were all nice in their barn because they weren't out for a photo op, but I did get a nice windmill shot.

My aunt Theresa and I were thinking just alike, because we both stopped by my grandparents old homeplace and made pictures. I think we were both in a sentimental mood yesterday. It's funny how a house just looks so empty when love isn't living there anymore. It looks the same, but yet different at the same time.

It still looks like my grandparents house to me. And it still holds a zillion memories. All of them sweet. I don't think I've ever seen it with any snow before. And even though it didn't have much yesterday, it was enough to make me stop by for a picture.

Hope everyone has a good Monday, with not too much post-snow mess to clean up. And BTW, it's supposed to be in the 70s by Friday. Yippee!!!!! Get out your shorts and flip flops! A Girl Named Kelly Kelly has seen enough snow for 2009. I'm ready for summer! :-)


Theresa said...

Hi KK, I told Barbo that I bet your power was out. We both look forward the our daily Kelly blog!Ours blinked several times but never went out, thankfully.

I am cleaning my bathroom floor and washing rugs. Hairspray makes a mess on tile, yuck. I don't have to get out at all today! I am having soup and cornbread for dinner.

The snow was and is still beautiful. It is sliding off the metal roof and sounds like Santa landing with a sleigh full of toys.

Beautiful pictures! When I stopped by to take my picture, your Dad was there just sitting in his truck. We sat there, him in his truck and me in my car and talked with the snow flying in thru the windows. We were both wiping snow with a napkin as it flew in and still just talking for a long time as we do:) He said he pulled in, cut his truck off and just sat there looking at the snow. So.. it appears there was a third set of eyes looking at that beautiful old empty house covered in snow! He is sentimental too!

Love you and enjoyed our church time together yesterday!

Kelly said...

Theresa, I think I just may cry!

Kelly said...

Theresa, I think I just may cry!

Joyce said...

WHAT? Done with the snow? I am just glad it came your way for a change. We had so much snow this year! I really think it's your turn. My friend Addie lives in Georgia, too, and when I heard it was snowing I thought of you and Theresa! Have a great week!

Theresa said...

Please don't. Your face probably turns red like Tommy Dunn's shirt yesterday just like mine:) We are two peas in a pod! Or, make that three:)

suzanne said...

Yes, there is something so happy yet sad about snow. Happy because we so rarely see it, and sad because it's not going to be around very long. The Parks family are serious snow-loving maniacs. Poor Reid's been trying to find somewhere to sled all morning, and I don't think it's going to happen. Tear for Reid :0(
I was thinking yesterday about how no matter what you may THINK is white, nothing is as white as snow. My house is "white", but looked a dingy shade of beige next to the beautiful snow on the roof.
I'm feeling sentimental/saddish today, although I'm not sure why. Mondays stink even when there's snow on the ground and you're not working! I am looking forward to going to Mom and Dad's, since I haven't seen them in over two weeks!!!!!!!

midlife slices said...

hi there! I looked in my stats and saw where i was linked here and came to see who you were. What a lovely place you have here and I look forward to catching up on more of your posts in the coming days. :)

Leigh said...

Oh, shoot, realized my caps were on. Busted! I cannot type. Oh, well! Great pictures though. I loved the windmill.

The meal from the top post sounds good. I dont watch the bachelor. I watched the first two seasons ans they got bored with all the catty women....

Have a gerat day Kelly Kelly!