Happy Tuesday y'all! Hope all of you are staying warm and safe. As for us here in Dallas , the temps have been below freezing but totally operating. I am so hot natured and I am truly loving every cold day we have. I've said it time and time again how much I HATE our summers in Texas. I love being able to wear my boots. I love wearing my sweaters. I love my scarves. I can't wear any of these but a short window of time. I do feel bad for those who are being hammered with snow and ice. Our city just doesn't do well in ice and we rarely get the pretty snowflakes.
Last month we did receive out annual ice storm and it was crazy! We called it Iceageddon and we shut down for a 3 days. All Dallas does is use sand trucks and we don't have many to cover the whole metroplex. We had to call in for help from our neighbors in Oklahoma to send their trucks too. I'm very lucky that what I do can be done from my laptop and a phone so I still had to work buy from my couch. I get serious cabin fever and it's the whole part of I REALLY want to go to store now that I can't.
My pickup is the worst for driving on Ice because it's not 4wheel drive. I used to have to put a big tire in the bed if truck to weigh it down so it wouldn't be so light and swerve easier. My husbands little car actually had great traction and we got out of the house a few times. We even went to the movies which was great because it wasn't crowded. It took us a long time getting home though because it was dark when we got out and temps refroze the roads.
In my boredom I got crafty. I painted, decoupaged , hot glued - you name it. I decoupaged a TV tray with pics of Todd and I , made grinch faces on green balls, mod podged 28 bottles with candy and ribbon for coworkers and or church building, decorated sweaters for ugly sweater party, and I'm sure a few more things I can't remember right now . I love doing crafty things and I wish I had more time to do so . I decided to MAKE the time to do more things I enjoy.
I actually made a New Years Eve resolution this year which is not a practice I do often. I am "unplugging" now in the evenings after 8pm and reading my books. I have 2 bookshelves that are stuffed with dozens of books that I want to put a dent in. I love to read so much and I get mad that I waste hours getting sucked into my iPad on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. I still do all of those now but in smaller doses. I'm currently on my third book already and I love it! Books are something that I can't stop buying even though I have a hundred and home.
Having Jax is good for me too because it gets me off the couch on the hour to go outside and walk him. Y'all I have become one of "those" new dog moms. I swear every move Jax makes is photo or video worthy. Maybe it's because I don't have kids of my own and he's so dang excited to see me when I get home. I can't wait for work to be done so I can get home to him. Todd jokes that he remembers the days when he was number one. Lol!
Anywho, today's post is a lot of nothingness but there ya go! Have a great day y'all!