Does The Crazy Ever Stop???

I’ve always said that if someone were to observe some of what happens around here, they would not believe it.

For instance, this happened last week: 


Yes, that is indeed a mouse/rat floating on our pool cleaner, trying not to drown. In our pool. How does that happen? I mean, did the dogs chase it and it blindly ran into the pool, then managed to pull itself up onto the pool cleaner one tiny paw at a time?  Does it think it’s safe now???  Or did it just meander out onto the thing and realize too late that it was a BAD IDEA.  

Because I hate to be the one to say it, but there isn’t going to be a happily ever after for this creature.  In fact, shortly after I took this picture, Brad came out with the pool net and disposed of it.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.




The Weather Outside Is Frightful

I still remember the week after we moved into our new house. My mom was here, helping unpack boxes and watch the kids, and we had a significant snow event. The boys (and my mom!) were DElighted, to put it mildly. Brad and I were exhausted from moving but able to stop long enough for a snowball fight. We started in the game room upstairs with Brad throwing snow from the roof down at the kids. It took them a while to figure out where it was coming from. Later, Brad and I threw snowballs at each other – with him outside in the backyard and me in the game room. He managed to get a couple inside the house(!) and even soaked me a few times. It was great fun and made a memory with the kids that they still mention from time to time.

Well, today we have seen another significant amount of snow accumulate on our roof (and everywhere else for that matter) and it has brought back many memories. But I think this snowfall has already exceeded that one – and we still have many hours to go according to the predictions! Here are a few pics I’ve taken today.

Anybody Else Freezing???

I just can’t get warm today.  I was nice and toasty last night, thanks to our electric blanket and down comforter we got from Mom and Dad for Christmas (thanks a million!!!) but since I stepped foot outside the bed, I have been cold.

I think this might have something to do with it:


Pink & white = freezing precip; green = rain.  Current temp=31, according to my computer’s Weather Channel Desktop feature.

If you look closely, you can see “Britany’s” located just on the line between the green and pink.  Outside, here’s what I’m seeing:

icy tree

icy tree

icy fence

I know.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe I grew up on a farm in South Texas, isn’t it?