Die Winter Die

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This is how I live – if it dips below 60 degrees, I get a chill.

So imagine how wonderful I feel now that we’ve had 5 winter weather events in less than 2 weeks.

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That’s pretty much how I feel.  And if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you are aware that I don’t have enough clothes for this.

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Yes we will.  And we will not feel badly about it.  Live through our summer before you judge our cold weather attitudes!

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Yesterday we got rain, all day long.  That turned into sleet and froze to our roads.  That turned into up to 7″ snow. I only got 5″ of snow.

Right now, it’s 22 degrees and the sun is shining brightly.

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#icemageddon 2013

Here is how we deal with ice in Texas.

Twitter:

  • So looks like the main hashtags for the upcoming DFW ice storm will be #DFWwx (wx means weather) and #icemageddon! Stay tuned!
  • Power outages, school closures, DART shutdown & oh yeah, #IceZombies. #Icemageddon
  • Bottoms up: Join us for an #icemageddon 2013 drinking game
  • “If you hear talk about canceled marathon, take 2 sips. Do 2 pushups.” #icemageddon drinking game
  • #ICEMAGEDDON – Hour 11: Morale is low. Have ceded parenting duties of 4yo to Apple Products. Forced to watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. B+.

Facebook:

  • What an unusual icicle! Icemageddon 2013
  • Gonna be a great day… iced in with my favorite little man. Movies, fire and baking 
  • We keeping hearing large booms…it’s our trees coming down from the weight of the ice. We’ve lost half of the huge back yard tree and just lost a huge branch out front, hit the front door. Ice shattered everywhere. CRAZY!
  • Brrrrrrr…
  • Burrrr!

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And there was me and Mr. T.

“It’s not far to 7-11” I said.  “It’ll be fun” I said.  So we walked about 2 miles round trip – but we got hot chocolate to warm us up for the return trip!

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Rice with dinner

There is a lot of great cooking advice out there, specifically on how to make rice more flavorful.  Rachael Ray says replace some water with chicken broth, or coconut milk.  Paula Deen makes a great mexican rice, with butter (naturally) and onions, peppers, tomatoes and more.  

Who doesn’t like more flavor?? When it comes to rice, ME! Tonight I’m making the poor man’s chicken cacciatore (which means I dumped a jar of spaghetti sauce over my chicken tenderloins into the crock pot this morning.  Oh, I also had 1/4 bag of frozen peas and carrots, so, I threw that in, too.  Hey, we need our veggies!)

Anyway… I like my rice plain.  Nothing added at all.  I also always make a double helping when I make rice.  Now, let me tell you why.  

Breakfast rice!  It takes me back to childhood when mom would make this for us (I assume you made it mom, but correct me if I’m wrong).  It’s cheap, easy and oh so yummy!  So, I know that anytime I make a dish with rice, I will make double and the next morning I will have warm, buttery, sugary rice for breakfast.  

It’s good to take time to appreciate the little things in life! 

Oh, and it snowed this morning.  Apparently about 5 am.  It was not suppose to snow.  Not only did it snow, but we had a Thunder Snow Storm.  Tons of thunder… and snow.  We got about 1″ in total on my side of town.  Enough to cover the ground and cause some serious wrecks all around the metroplex.  Let me repeat, it was not suppose to snow.  Even the weathermen mentioned it.  Sigh… I hate the winter.  

Maybe I don’t always do well at appreciating the little things in life, but in my defense, snow is not a “little thing” in my world.