Southern White Christmas

This Christmas was the first White Christmas that Charlotte has experienced since 1947! Lonely Christmas tree on the Christmas tree lot.  You can just make out the lights It didn’t start snowing where we were until dinner, but hey- that still counts!  The day after Christmas, Boxing Day for our Canadian friends, CSP, Zoe, and I went out to look at the snow. Zoe's ready to go see the snow! We got about 3.5-4 inches in our little suburb but in our old neck of the woods they got over 5 inches!  That might not seem like a lot to some of you but that’s a big deal in Charlotte and an even bigger deal that it was on Christmas!  Plus it was floofy snow.  We usually get an ice/snow mix so it was great to have the fluffy stuff.

Here’s our snowy house :Our snowy house There’s a farm down the street from us where they turned their hay bales into a big angel!  At night his halo and wings light up.  So fun! Love this hay guy!  All dusted with snow! Snow makes even the normally boring drive to Starbucks pretty: Everything's prettier in the snow! Even the drive to Starbucks! CLick on all the pics to enlarge. When we returned home we took the pugs out to the back patio to see how they’d like the snow. Apparently pugs are not snow dogs! At least ours aren’t! Zoe was determined to keep at least one paw out of the white stuff: Zoe figures if she can keep that ONE paw in the air then she's won the battle of snow vs. pug. Kiki was kind of bored with the whole thing: Hmm, snow is cold noms. And Molly was the most pitiful of all! Molly is NOT a snow pug The snow started melting that day and was completely gone within a few days but it was sure fun while it lasted! If you’d like to see more pictures click here.

In like a lion

March 2009 Well, March is already a doozy! Sunday we got 3ish inches of snow and had a THUNDERSNOW storm. That was cool. Thunder, lightening, and snow! Most of the snow is now gone, which is a shame. I love it when it snows. Monday afternoon I dropped CSP off at Marc & Sara’s for the day. He and our BIL Marc spent the afternoon smoking ribs. I went back over a couple hours later and made some yummy chili & focaccia bread for the gang. Then we played my new Cranium Wow game for the first time. BEST. GAME. EVER. We laughed SO hard.
My ear infections and sore throat have not responded to antibiotics. I’m allergic to penicillin so my options are limited in that area. I talked to my doctor yesterday and she’s turning me over to an Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat specialist to discuss putting tubes in my ears. Oy. I’m still running a fever on and off too. Not the most romantic way to spend your 8th anniversary. Right now it hurts to even eat oatmeal. Boo. Hopefully I’ll feel better later in the week and maybe we can go out for dinner.