Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Welcome Winter.....FINALLY!

I received a phone call from my sister Linda on Sunday night telling me that Mom isn't doing good at all right now. Apparently, she's not eating or taking her medications & they had to take her off of her blood thinner because her white cell count was too low. So now she risks the chance of getting blood clots. And from what Linda said, she's not in the right state of mind again, either :( They took her to the emergency room on Monday morning & while she was there, she had a spoon in her hand & asked Linda for a light.....she thought the spoon was a cigarette. So please, if you pray, can you keep my Mother in your prayers for me? Depending on how she feels today, I may leave tomorrow to go visit her for a few days. Shawn said he would go with me so that I don't have to drive alone since Jim can't go because he doesn't have any personal days available.
After having unseasonably warm temperatures lately, Winter decided to finally show it's face Sunday night. It started out with an ice storm & then last night, we got snow. The temperatures aren't supposed to get out of the 20's for the rest of the week, either. Right now, as of 11:00 am, it's a bone-chilling 16 degrees outside! Above is a picture of our River Birch (click on picture to see it better). For a few brief minutes this morning, the sun actually came out & I love the way it makes the ice just sparkle! But I doubt that the sun will be melting any of the ice anytime soon. Luckily, we weren't part of the 80,000+ people that lost power in Oakland County! Just one thing I love about our subdivision.....underground power lines :)
A close-up view of our River Birch.
This picture was taken yesterday of one of our neighbor's trees.
Here is our Clematis behind our garage filled with ice.
Cassie didn't have school yesterday due to the ice, so she enjoyed the 3 day weekend, as did Jim. We didn't get much done like we planned, though, so now I need to get busy around here. But I did work on a layout over the weekend, so that felt good :)
Till next time,


Jewels by Jewls said...

Prayers for your mom Benita, and for you and Shawn if you do travel to see your mom.

The ice here is indeed beautiful, but I learned first hand what black ice can do. You can see pictures on my blog.


My apologies if this appears twice, it didn't look like it posted my comment the first time.

Kim said...

Benita: Prayers for your mom and your entire family.

Emily said...

I will keep you and your mom in my prayers!

Lorrie said...

Benita - i'm saying a prayer for your mother. I hope she's ok. I'm also hoping you got a chance to go see her.
Your snow pics are gorgeous. I'm still waiting for winter to get here...
oh, and we have a river birch tree in our front yard too. If it ever snows here I'll take a picture of it and post it for you! =)
have a good week sweetie!