It's all fun and games, til someone puts an eye out......

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


when i moved to texas from connecticut four years ago, i left to escape the cold weather.

i have since been basking in the sun, sporting shorts all year around and hoarding flip flops.

in the last week or so, i have seen weather very remniscient of the northeast coast.

it has snowed, (leading to a school cancellation) rained, (creating extremely bad drivers) and finally, frozen over into caked ice (making me have to start my car 30 minutes before i go anywhere, just to thaw it off!)

this is not what i thought texas had to offer!  i mean, i have heard that everything is bigger in texas, but bigger pain in the butt weather?  really????

i do, however, know that it will blow over, as always, and next week, i will be back to laying by the pool, sipping mai tais. 

ok, i don't sip mai tais.

but i did want to share my view of the world this morning, when i was rushing out in my pajamas to take tiny t to school:

this is ice.  in texas.  unbelieveable.

you just can't see it in these pictures, but it was caked on about an eighth of an inch on the top of the car!

this is on the hood of the car.  the windshield was even worse!

i saved the best for last, though.  the basketball hoop in our driveway had completely frozen and had icicles hanging from it.

here is another view.  and the only reason i noticed this, was the wind was blowing so hard, it almost blew me over, and i spotted the hoop out of the corner of my eye:  NOT MOVING.  it was frozen.

i reached out and grabbed it as hard as i could, and it was rock solid.  weirdest thing i have ever seen.  guess rope can freeze, duh!

now that is cold!!!

makes me want to take a hot bath!

calgon, take me away...........