Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Polar Vortex 2019 is here....

Like so many in the United States today, we are dealing with the Polar Vortex (Winter Storm Jayden). The weather right now is COLD.

Current Weather

-4° F RealFeel® -36°
 


They say actual temperature here is -4 and real feel is -36!! Insanely cold. So far our heater is working overtime and it is currently 67 here in the house. I usually keep it at 68 so it isn't that much lower.

Thankfully, the kids are home from school. Their school system actually sent a letter home yesterday cancelling school today and tomorrow due to the dangerous wind chills. I have done the best that I can do. I have plastic on the windows that don't have storm windows on them. I have all the blankets in the house clean. Water is dripping in the sinks so pipes don't freeze. Potato soup is in the crockpot for dinner. I might make some muffins or something later. I am wearing layers. I have one of my babysitting kids today. Her parents' work didn't cancel. Many places around here are going to essential personnel only. The post office isn't delivering or picking up mail today. It is dangerously cold.

We are just hunkering down here at home. The kids are playing and watching cartoons. I have some laundry going and might work on "Marie Kondoing" my desk area so I can get tax stuff together. I also foresee reading some books on the couch under a warm blanket later. :) 

If you have to be out in the cold, please wear layers and prepare for the cold. Hope everyone is staying warm. I will leave you today with one question....

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday (1/28/2019)

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We were out of the house most of the day Saturday. First at basketball games for the kiddos and then to dinner at our friends' farm. It was good for the soul. Yesterday, I taught PSR, went to church, went to Walmart, then home and did laundry and cleaned house. 

Unfortunately today I am babysitting, not feeling great mentally or physically, and dealing with a sick cat. GusGus is having problems going to the bathroom (I think he is constipated) and has thrown up a couple of times. I am going to see if Bill thinks we need to take him to a vet this afternoon. :( 

For now, I am taking a few moments to get on with the topics for "Happy Homemaker Monday" (hosted by the lovely Sandra over at "Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.") 





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE::: 
Right now it is not too bad outside. It is supposed to rain in a little bit. Then turn over to snow. Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to drop throughout the day and then we are in the midst of a polar vortex with wind chills as low as -30. Fun times. NOT! Looks like Tuesday night and Wednesday all day are going to be the worst. 

This week:

  • Today

    Jan 28

    40° /14°F
    Rain and drizzle in the p.m.
  • Tue

    Jan 29

    18° /-8°
    Cloudy; much colder
    More
  • Wed

    Jan 30

    -1° /-9°
    Some sun; breezy
    More
  • Thu

    Jan 31

    /-2°
    Mostly sunny; frigid
    More
  • Fri

    Feb 1

    21° /13°
    Not as cold; morning flurries
    More

AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY KITCHEN WINDOW:::


(I thought it might be fun to take a picture every Monday looking out my kitchen window just to see what changes or similarities there are)




ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE:::
This morning, I had a brownie that I baked yesterday. Ooops

WHAT AM I WEARING?:::
Today I have on a teal long sleeve tunic top, jeans, Captain America fuzzy socks and tall brown boots.  

RIGHT NOW I AM:::
Sitting here typing this up. A and H are eating apples and watching "Paw Patrol". Baby A is napping. Bill is asleep after working overnight last night. I am also overthinking a lot of things. :(  


AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:::
It looks okay. There are legos all over the living room floor from the babysitting kiddos. There are breakfast dishes on the counter and in the sink of the kitchen. I am currently sitting at my desk and it is a disaster.     
  

ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:::
Kids to school
Babysit
Possibly take GusGus to the vet? 
Ben has speech therapy
Rebecca has play practice


CURRENTLY READING

Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel
 




ON THE TV THIS WEEK:::
Bringing Up Bates
Cartoons for the kiddos
The boys watched some of the Royal Rumble last night so I am sure they are going to want to watch more this week. 

ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:::
Monday - Taco pie, and corn 
Tuesday - Meatball and Pepperoni pasta bake (new recipe) and green beans
Wednesday - Potato soup in the crockpot
Thursday- leftovers or breakfast for dinner
Friday - Pizza and fruit
Saturday - Fiesta chicken in the crockpot over rice
Sunday - This is Super Bowl Sunday, so probably wings and snacky foods.



FAVORITE PHOTO FROM MY CAMERA::


QUOTE TO SHARE::




Well I need to finish this up as it is almost time for me to make a bottle for Baby A. Hope everyone has a lovely Monday and if you are in the midst of the cold air hope you stay warm!

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