Sunday, February 15, 2015

Can You Feel The Love?

Valentines Day 2015 came in like a lion and left like an Eskimo!  Thankfully we celebrated on Friday with a lovely dinner with our good friends Gayle and Greg.  The next morning after a load of wood was dropped off we headed into town to stop at Jack's office for a minute. While he was inside the weather was getting nastier and nastier.  I snapped a few pics of course!
The snow was mixing a bit with icy rain.
Our parking lot looks very snow covered and messy! No patients on Saturday thank goodness!
We took off for the grocery store and you can see how sloppy the streets are getting and the snow and wind are picking up. It got so bad that white out conditions were had and we were under a level 2 snow emergency by the late afternoon.  To make matters worse, the temps started falling like a hard rock.  Minus 5de this morning and keeping the wood stove going to keep our home warm was a task indeed! But we were cozy and comfy on Saturday night when our Grandsons, Anthony and Cameron, came to spend the night.
Anthony claimed his chair and cozy blanket while watching the slam dunk competition on TV.
Cameron made his nest complete with his tablet for games and snacks to stay well as cheering here and there for his fave dunk!  We sure enjoy those cuties.  They are the nicest kiddos around.  They requested pancakes and sausage this morning and I couldn't refuse! The weather was so bad that Church was cancelled for our area.  That hardly ever happens and as cold as it is I was thinking that maybe hell actually did freeze over!  Tomorrow looks a bit warmer...hopefully up to about 17de. February can be the worst month of Winter and this week will be an up and down temp fest.  But through it all we had fun with the Grandkiddos and friends.  We saw Jordan and Eddy today for lunch after they were rescued by Phil.  Jord's battery on his car died.  It reminded me of my childhood. Memories of the worst, snowy, cold day and Dad would be either under the hood of a car fixing something or under the house fixing pipes! He would be proud of his Grandkiddos!  I made some pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw and a follow up of homemade donuts.  Jordan and Eddy headed back to town with his car running great and his laundry done.  So all and all I could feel the love this Valentine weekend....maybe not all hearts and flowers, but love none the less!


gin said...

The best kind of love, indeed! It looks very very cold in that first picture. Stay warm!

Sweet Tea said...

Oh Brrrrr! How pretty all the snow is but how COLD! What a winter. . .Take care of yourself, Ms.YaYa. OK?!

Shady Del Knight said...

Oh, my goodness, dear YaYa! Winter has sprung in Ohio, Ashland! Your pictures remind me of what I left behind more than 30 years ago. Mrs. Shady and I celebrated V-Day a few days early, too. We went to our favorite seafood restaurant Wednesday because the weatherman warned that another hot spell was on the way. We spent the weekend hunkered down inside the house huddled in front of the air conditioner. Pity us yet?

I'm so glad Jord and Eddy got rescued from their stranded vehicle. I hope Eddy left your place with a tummy full of warm food.

I just saw my shadow on the keyboard and predict an early end to your Ohio winter. Feel free to get your backyard pool ready and throw the first pool party of the season this Saturday!

Have a wonderful week, dear friend YaYa!

Rick Watson said...

Holy Moly, I shover just looking at those photos.
We're under an advisory here for this evening.
So we have to go get milk and bread :)
That youngun' looks content.

acorn hollow said...

Sounds good we are bitter cold and the wind is howling. We have had our share of snow but the southern part of the state is way worse than we are.
stay warm

betty said...

Brrrr!!!! Those are cold temps and lots of snow! Glad you were able to spend some time with some of your grandkids though! Love your blog look too with all the hearts :)

If you can, stay warm!!


Deb Shucka said...

There couldn't possibly be a better way to spend a cold cold weekend. You made me almost wish I could be there. Almost. We're experiencing an early spring, and I'm feeling every moment of the guilty pleasure of it.

Cindy said...

Never a dull moment with the kind of weather we've been getting! I've said it before , but your grandkids sure are lucky -- I bet they don't want to leave!!

Nonnie said...

Your kiddos are blessed to be with YaYa and Grandpa for all that love and a cozy shelter from such nasty weather. Are you still on medical leave or have you returned to work? If you have, take care of yourself walking around on all that stuff.

Laurie said...

Looks like a nasty weather day indeed. I could do without your frigid temps, but the snow would be nice. Your grandkiddos are cuties. Glad you had a great weekend with loved ones. Stay warm!

rosaria williams said...

Proud indeed!
You folks put the rest of us to shame when a sprinkling of snow shuts down the highway and closes schools. Hope spring is just around the corner for everyone'so sake.

Munir said...

Lovely wholesome post.
Warm hugs and warm blankets are more needed this year instead of Roses and Chocolates.

selvageedge said...

We also celebrated on Friday, then hunkered down in the house for the weekend. No venturing out for me until today, because I'm a weather wimp.
Anthony and Cameron are such cuties. I bet they love grandma time. I know that was one of my favorite things ever.

Susan Anderson said...

Glad you had some fun with the grandkids. Winter really has come to your area, hasn't it? Ours hasn't quite measured up this year. Yesterday it was in the 70s. Kinda strange, and I'm not sure I like it.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We barely hit 69 degree's today and I'm freezing. How would I do where you are! Not well I'm afraid. still my heart!! Aren't they wonderful? Now I'm up to 7 greats and one due in June.
They look like they are VERY happy campers! S'wonderful!!

Stacy Crawford said...

THose kids are sure getting big. Glad you were warm and cozy, we had the missionaries hunker down with use for awhile to wait out the was crazy, looks like another is rolling in for the weekend.

Hilary said...

I love the contrast between the first photos of brrrr-worthy conditions and the ones of your loved ones all snuggled up safe and warm. So sweet.