Friday, January 25, 2008

So Sweet - Part 1

We've had so much rain in a short period of time here in central Calfornia. Already we're at something like 110% of average rainfall, and we're still in January. So I'm driving home from dropping the youngest boy off at school and hear on the radio that there's another huge storm over the Sierra, which translates to us in the the valley being in store for a really-yucky-weather weekend. Mostly, it's a pain because we lose power. No exceptions. In fact, I don't know what's the deal with my side of our street, but we lose power very easily, and our across-the-street neighbors rarely lose theirs. We're definitely on the wrong side of the grid.

During the bad storm a couple of weeks ago (60-70 mph winds, and that's hurricane strength!) we lost power for over 24 hours and the worst part was we had a house full of teenagers staying with us. Three of our boys were home (one was with his dad), plus my nephew was here, and one of the boys' girlfriends was staying here (separate bedrooms, of course), and their friends from New York and Northern California completed the crowd. On top of that, a couple of them were really sick and we found out later they had strep throat. No ability to cook food and I was like a maniac, forbidding anyone to even open the fridge and freezer (to keep the cold in) so that the food wouldn't thaw and spoil. So hubby took down requests, and made a Subway Sandwiches run, bless his heart. Even driving in that storm was bad because our street was like an obstacle course, with trees and fences down everywhere.
Hubby gets home and after we eat decided he wants to play Boggle with me. He says, "Even though I know you'll win..."

So of course I say, "Well, duuuuuhh... but if you're up to the abuse, I'll give it to you!" We played and of course I kicked his tush. That'll teach him. (I should have probably been a little more merciful with the guy who just braved the rain and winds so we could eat, but oh well...)

Anyhow, I'm posting the link to Part 1 of So Sweet mostly because I'm worried about losing power again and I promised to have it out on Saturday. Take a look:

Please remember - sharing is nice in nearly all ways EXCEPT for sharing digital items, even freebies! (It's called piracy - right there in the name - no good!) Just send your friends to my blog to download and they can grab the linky right here! Download here.

Okay, I'm off to toast a bagel before the electricity goes bye-bye...

11 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Thanks so much Darlin' Dar!!! Stay safe! Mwah!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Passin' thru on the DSO blog train!
WOW! All that rain and no power would be awful! I hate when the power is out, don't know how are ancestor's lived without the modern conviences. LOL

Thanks for the freebie. :)

Connie said...

Thanks so much!

Sheryl said...

Thanks for the freebie. I am in central CA too. We haven't lost our power yet, but lots of wind and rain. And down right cold too.

Sharpli said...

Thanks, Darlene. I like the little flower charm. I hope the weather doesn't hit you too hard.

HarleyGirl said...

thanks for Part 1, looks like an amazing kit

Lisa said...

I really love this kit, thanks so much for part 1! Sure hope the weather isn't too bad for you this weekend. I live in FL so I can sympathize with the hurricane strength winds an losing power.

makeyesup said...

Thanks, this is very nice kit. Hope that you don't lose your electricity again. That is so frustrating since you would have no idea how long and if it will stay on once it does come back. Good luck.

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Thanks for sharing!! Love it!! :)

Fotomum said...

Thank you!! Can't wait to see the rest!

Maria said...

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