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Brrrr...

First, I would like to thank what few readers I have left for the wonderful birthday wishes!  It was a great time with family and friends, and it is good for me to realize how many people I do have that love me.  Sometimes I get sad because I feel like I struggle with finding good female friendships here.  I have a few, but they are all so much busier than I am so seeing them or talking on a regular basis just seems so challenging.   I'm sure that is part of adult life, and I still love them tons.  Birthdays also make me miss my family, but luckily my parents were able to make it down between snow storms to visit!


Well, most of you are probably in a lot worse shape than we are down here in TX, but man is it cold!  I should be more used to it having grown up in KS, but I have acclimated to down here and these constant below freezing temperatures are brutal.  In the picture above, that looks like snow, but it is actually all ice pellets frozen into one big sheet of ice over everything.  Sorry the picture kind of stinks.  I took it through the window on my phone. 

There are still some patches of ice on the roads down here, and school was closed for the third straight day.  However, I got to go to work everyday this week.  Aren't I lucky?  Tuesday and Wednesday were pretty empty, but a few more came in today.  If the city isn't officially closed, you have to take vacation days to stay home and I just didn't want to use vacation on ice days.  I'm lucky since I'm only a mile and a half from work so I can make it in okay.

However, I decided if I had to brave the cold, I was going to be warm.  I know U*gg type boots are fairly polarizing in the blog world, but I'm sorry - they are sooooo warm.  I have Fuggs (as my husband likes to call them for fake u*ggs), and I have worn them everyday this week.  They keep my tootsies warm and are pretty good on the ice compared to my wellies (they are better in rain or snow, not ice).  I wore corduroys the last couple of days too, but I ran out today.  Plus, our electricity surges blew out some of my outlets at my desk so I can't use the space heater right now either.  If my toes are cold, the rest of me is cold.



Anyway, I hope y'all are hunkered down and keeping warm :)

Comments

Preppy 101 said…
We've had crazy weather. In the 60's last weekend, missed the snow thank goodness, wind warnings, rain, and now temps in the 20's and 30's! I am glad we missed the snow storm. Happy Belated Birthday! Stay warm. xoxo

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