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Happy Hearts Day!!!

Well, Valentine's Day has already come....and is nearly gone. 

Was it all you desired?  Or do you join in the school of thought that this was a "holiday" entirely blown out of proportion by candy and greeting card companies? 

Whatever the reason behind the popularity of Valentine's Day, when you have a sweetheart of a husband like I do, you look forward to any day that is set aside to give and receive romantic cards, beautiful flowers and yummy chocolate!  As usual, Eddie Dale did not let me down.  And I catch myself thinking.....

"Every day is a special day with the one you love!"

 Wishing you sweet dreams and a happy journey with that special someone....
Jane

Resuming "Normal Life" (Whatever That Is...)

I used to think it would be rather cool to live somewhere way up in the mountains, isolated from the world during the months of Winter.  Sitting in front of a big roaring fire, entertaining myself by reading books and writing novels, having lengthy conversations about matters of the heart with my hubby (yes, I did include him in this fantasy).....

Well, now I know ~ I am not cut out for that.  No indeed, not at all!  That was just a silly, somewhat romantic, notion.  In reality, there would be firewood to chop, food scarcity and no local grocery down the street for emergency rations, no television and probably no internet.  (Well, with satellites and all, there might be television and internet, but I wouldn't count on it.)  The long stretches of being alone, even if you were with your significant other, could make for some pretty dark days, indeed.

Nope, I'm not cut out for the life of Mrs. Jeremiah Johnson.  And these last few days have proven that to me.

I'm chompin'…

Signs of Cabin Fever....

Day 4 of being snowed in!  And the fourth day of no school here in the Big Country.  Trust me, this is unprecedented! 

Meanwhile, I am seeing some signs of "cabin fever" setting in:
I am far too observant about my dogs' "potty patterns" when I take them out.  Jake, the Aussie, has taken to eating snow - I just hope he's being discriminant about the "yellow snow".  Pepper, the 2-year old Doxie, has gone to a "semi-squat" now, somehow managing to bow her legs out enough to tinkle without getting her "business" in the snow.  And, Scout, my 10-year old Doxie, has come to the conclusion that as long as her front paws are off the patio, then she's off the patio.  So, we have frozen puddles of puppy pee and poop along the edge of the patio.   The fact that the female anchor on my local newscast of choice is broadcasting from outside the station at noon, five, six and ten has become way too big a deal to me.  Even though I know what…

Waiting for the Thaw....

Here is the view from my front porch today....


Our world is still frozen solid.  They are calling this "The February Freeze" on local newscasts.  All I can say is that is an understatement!

After enjoying a very mild weekend and pleasant day on Monday, an arctic air mass moved through that evening, starting with rain, thunder and lightening.  As the evening progressed, the rain turned to hail, then sleet, and finally snow.  The thunder and lightening continued well into the night and the temperatures plummeted.

I awoke around 6:00 am on Tuesday morning to the sound of tires spinning furtively on the icy street in front of our house.  A large pickup had fishtailed and ended up sideways in the street at the end of our drive.  After several minutes of working with a shovel, the driver was able to dig the truck out enough to get it straightened and go on his way.  A couple of hours later, the scene was replayed again with another large pickup. 

As I stayed inside with a hot cup…

Struggling for Balance....

Well, here it is.....February 2.  And we are snowed in for the second day in a row!

With this winter storm keeping us cooped up in the house, I have had plenty of time for THINKING.  Now, that's a dangerous thing!

Obviously, my blogging fell by the wayside in month of January.  What with trying to get things rolling on my new career in real estate, I found no time to even log into my Blogger account.

I admit it:  I am having a difficult time finding balance between work and the rest of my Life these days.  I have not been to the gym since the week before Christmas.  My husband finally took down the Christmas garland and wreath on the front porch about a week ago because I simply had not "gotten to it".  I think I have forgotten how to turn on the burner on the stove....

Life is always a balancing act.  More so at some times than others.  But, as I have shifted these other activities to the back burner to focus on one area of my Life, I have felt a sense that I am only le…