Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Brrrr...it's freezing

It rained last Sunday night, and, brrr, it was freezing. I was tired from walking that day and I slept like a log.

Next morning I woke up rather late, but refreshed. I went down to the kitchen and had breakfast; then back upstairs to make my rumpled bed. I walked in the bedroom and the curtains were already pulled to let the sun in. I looked out to see if there's more rain. There was none, but the top of the hill beyond was covered with snow. I gasped, "Whoooaaa!"

"Come, come," I said excitedly to my husband as I strutted to the room next to the bedroom where he was. "There's snow out there!" I was like a kid seeing snow for the first time. He came in big strides and with a glow in his face looked out beyond to the snow covered hilltop. "Oh, wow. Take pictures of it," he murmured.

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Late last year there was fire right on that hill and beyond. It was a scary sight. All through that night, I kept getting up to see if the fire would come down from the hill. It did not. The firefighters were keeping watch and were ready to douse it, if it got out of control.

This was not the first time we had snow here in our town. Sometime back in the late 80's we had a flurry of the white stuff right here in our town. My backyard, front yard and all over our neighborhood was covered with snow. It didn't last long, though. By noon time it had melted. The neighborhood kids had fun. School was closed due to snow. Rarely does this happen and it was the news of the day. I called the office to let them know I couldn't come to work. Vehicles here are not equipped with snow tires and it's dangerous driving in slick roads.

This time, however, we didn't have a lot. Mother Nature gave us a sprinkling of it on the hill, but it was a sight to behold.

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The shot above was taken a little before noon time. Some of the snow had melted by then, but it was still a beautiful scene.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

And the award goes to ME...again!

This award was tossed to me by Ghee, the lovely. Thank you so much. Although my blog is crappy as can be, you and all my blog friends are very supportive. You all come and read my drivel; my nonsense which others can't stand. They read and leave in a huff. But...but...they leave their trail...their droppings. How do I know? Herlock Sholmes, my private eye, told me. Just kidding folks. Let's not be too serious. Let's laugh, sing, eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we d - i - e.

That said, let me show off the awardz shown here below:

award fr Carlots

award fr Carlots

award fr Carlots

Now the rules:

List 5 addictions and pass this tag to your friends.

  • Of course, I am addicted to blogging! Why would I be here in the first place? I would be napping, snacking or day dreaming, if I'm not. I have made friends from all over the world. Good people, different races, tall and short, men and women...and I like them all. Pautang nga sa inyo. (Can you loan me some money? It's a joke, please don't take it seriously.)
  • I am addicted to playing computer games. This is a good way to exercise my brain cells. Inactive brain cells will deteriorate in time and that will result in amnesia, fever, blurred vision, hearing impairment, chocolate cravings, lechon cravings, ice-cream cravings, arthritis and so forth. This is another one of those drivels, if you don't know, yet. But it's true I'm a game addict. If I'm out there, away from my computer, I have my cellphone to play with...it has games in it. Hooray for cellphones. :)
  • This is not an addiction, it's more of a hobby. I like collecting bird houses and mini-houses. I find them cute. I have quite a collection and they come in different sizes, shapes, and color. Hmm...it doesn't sound right for this category. Eh, just a fill in.
  • Addiction number 4. Hmmm...I guess, I would have to say sleeping. But this one doesn't sound like an addiction. It should be called a hobby.
  • I don't seem to have any for number 5. I must be a good kid not to have a lot of addictions. Cigarette, tobacco, alcohol...not one of these. Nada, wala na, awanen and no more. The end.
Now, I'll toss this into cyberspace and whoever wants to catch it, do so at your own risk. LOL