Thursday, January 3, 2008


Good Thursday Mornin' Yall,
It's a bitterly cold mornin' here this mornin'. It is currently 16 degrees and I think the winds are calm and we have no windchill. Of course, that could change. It was a bitterly cold day yesterday as well. The high only made it up to around 30 degrees here. Even tho the Sun was shinging, it was still very cold. I think today it's suppose to be up to around 35 degrees. They say by the weekend, it will be up into the 60's and may have some rain as well. Hey, remember, this is Arkansas, and we never know about our weather here. LOL.
Today, our girls will be starting back to school. I have no idea why the school decided to go back late in the week like this. I think most schools are starting back this coming Monday. Anyway, it may take them a few days to get back into the swing of things again. The girls have been used to staying up way past midnight and then sleeping late. Maybe by this coming Monday they will be back on track.
Hubby had his first day of orientation yesterday. He had to do the Physical again as part of the orientation process. They only gave him a year's certification because he had some blood in his urine. In the past, he would be certified for 2 years. He may have a bladder infection or something. Please keep him in your prayers that this will clear up. The company put DH and his Uncle up in a Hotel there last night. They still have some more orientation to do today. DH did say that since they had driven for them before, that they was going to try and get them in a truck later today and have them a load ready to go. They will have to leave out either late this afternoon or in the morning. They won't be back home till probably sometime next weekend. This will be a big adjustment for our Family. I also ask that you will keep us all in your prayers on adjusting to this new job and DH not being home as much as he had been.
I have another Giveaway to tell you about. You may remember me posting about a week or so ago about Jo@Neereandearcreations having a Giveaway on some pillow that she does. Well this time, Jo is having a "Second Chance" Giveaway on the same items in Honor of her 50th Post. All you have to do is stop by and leave Jo a comment letting her know which of the 3 items, pillow and what picture you would have chosen had you won the first Giveaway. The Giveaway opened up yesterday and will end on Friday, January 11, 2008. The winner will be posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008. Yall be sure to go over and visit Jo@Neereandearcreations and choose from the beautiful samples she has over there. Trust me, she does some beautiful work.
I was going to do a "THANKFUL THURSDAY", but I'm not sure who is hosting it this week. I was looking at some previous blogs and there has been some changes on who is Hosting it now. Maybe I can find out before next Thursday and do one then.
I am having my second cup of coffee this morning. I had my alarm set to go off at 4:45a.m., but I woke up on my own around 3:30a.m. I layed there in bed trying to go back to sleep but I couldn't. So, I got on up and started my coffee. This coffee taste's especially good this morning since it is bitterly cold.
I guess I will go for now. I will go see who is up and if they aren't, well, I'm going to knock on their door to see if they want to have coffee with me. LOL. Take care my friends and have a great Thursday. May God Bless Each and Everyone of you. If you have to get out, be sure to dress warm. This cold snap has gone all the way down to Florida as well. I heard on the news last night that this cold snap may cause some damage to the Florida Orange Crop.
I also wanted to let you know that my friend, Amanda@JacarandaCottage had awarded me with the "I <3 href="mailto:Amanda@JacarandaCottage">Amanda@JacarandaCottage, please go by and pay her a visit. She always has some beautiful pictures of Beautiful Australia to share. "THANKS" again Amanda for this Award. I will be giving out this Award in a few days.



Leeann said...

Good morning, Karen!

It looks like you and I are the only ones up so far! I haven't had coffee, so I'll gladly join you in a cup. How about a cinnamon roll to go with that? Mmmmmm....cinnamon rolls.
It's VERY cold here in the mountains, too. It's about 10 degrees right now and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground. It looks like a winter wonderland. I am off work today and it's Sam's birthday so I'll be out doing some shopping later and then tonight, we're invited to a dear friend's house for supper. I was going to fix Sam steak for his birthday but this dear woman wanted us to be with her tonight and we love her so much and so I'll do steak later this weekend and in the meantime, we can enjoy a lovely evening with this sweet 87 year old friend.
I hope your husband's bladder problem clears up quickly....did they give him medication for that? I pray for safety and comfort for you and the girls while he's on the road.
Talk to you real soon!
Stay bundled up...

SweetAnnee said...

Gosh it's cold there too..
we are hoping for a heat
wave the next few days
in the 50's which is crazy
the lovely snow will melt

I'll come visit again!!!
fondly, deena

Lib said...

Hi Miz. Karen, Want you come and sip a cup a.....with me?
Girl, you sent me some bitter cold weather. I would send it back to you but, I know if I did I'd only get it back the next day.Lol
I keep you and your Family in my prayers daily.
I get a Simple day today:o)
Dh is out working hard.When the computers switched from 2007-2008 I think they went into that y2k thing (can't remember the name for sure) so hes out repairing computers today had about 4 down .
We're 14 here .BRRRRRRRR But....This is the day the Lord has amde so I want complain!
Hope the girla adjust to going back to school.Kids here are out until the 8th ,1st time for that long.
Hope you have a Blessed day my Friend.
Blessins', Love and hugs, Lib

Joyce said...

Hay Karen, The girls will get back in the swing. How you make it up before this farmer's wife is beyond me. Yes, I am here with a big cup of coffee trying to wake up. It is -3 here with 10 inches of snow. If you have a chance click on Carrie's site and see a picture of a basketball hoop full of snow. Well have a great day and keep warm.

Love and Hugs,

NeereAnDear said...

Hey there ... thank you for thinking of me and posting about the giveaway.. and GOOD LUCK in the drawing



Angela said...

Good Morning, Karen!

This morning we have 18 degrees and the high should reach 30 today. We have less wind which is a good thing.Otherwise we have a sunny day to enjoy.

The girls will get back into the swing of this real quick. Gstormy went back to school yesterday. It was hard for her to get up and get going too.

I will definitely keep hubby and his partner on my prayer list. I pray that this is a blessing for him getting this job. I will also pray for you and the girls that you can adjust to him being gone for a long period of time.

Thank you Karen for your visits and sweet comments. You are a dear friend.

Have a wonderful day filled with lots of love, friendship,blessings and laughter.


NAME: CIELO said...

Good morning dear karen! Are you getting any cold yet???? Wow, 16 degrees? That's definetely NOT for me! Yikes!!

Take care my friend and have a blessed and awesome day. May God bless you and yours.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen! It sounds like you will be having some changes coming up with your husbands new job. I hope you are able to adjust and things work out! My husband works in computers. One weekend a month, he has to go out of town and work. Oh how I dread those days! He goes this Saturday. I hope your husband's health is okay too! Hopefully it is just a bladder infection.

My boys had to go back today too and I wasnt happy about it. I think they should have had till Monday off. I may let them stay home tomorrow.

It was 0 degrees this morning with a negative windchill. I thought they should have cancelled school just for that reason! Oh well :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Chrissie said...

Mornin'! So good to hear you're donig well! I just got back from visiting my brother up in Redding, CA. We had a marvelous time, bringing in the New Year. Thanks for tagging me - I'll give it a whirl! :) 16 degrees is more than I can take, I think. We don't get that cold here, but we came close last year with 18...burrrrrr.....We're expecting to have about two inches of rain here, so I've got to go out and make sure everything is ship shape.
I'm continuing to pray for your Hubby - hope he doesn't have any infection! ugh!
God bless you, dear friend, on this lovely day!

Tammy said...

Nice to catch up to you today. A cup of coffee sounds good right about now. I think I'll either put on a pot or make a cup of tea after I'm finished typing.

I may be dumb as a box of rocks but I have no idea what that award means. But congratulations!

Have a great day!

Diane J. said...

It's still only 28ยบ at 1 pm and I don't think it's gonna get much warmer today. Brr! But I love it.

I'm drinking my coffee, do you still have any left so you can join me? It's still tasting pretty good even now, and the warmth in my hands and tummy sure does feel good. ;o)

I've got to do some work on Cecil's blog and mine. I worked on it for several hours last night but I finally just gave up. I was too tired to mess with it much. I'd been to Jonesboro for my monthly shopping and then I had to go to Trumann, then back home, then BACK to Trumann to church! I was TARD, believe you me! ;o)

I hope your hubby and his uncle get a truck and a load out today. Time is money to a trucker. My nephew is an over the road trucker and so are several of my hubby's uncles and cousins.

Praying he's better soon, too. It's probably just a urinary tract infection. Truckers tend to get those a lot, too, from holding it too long because they don't want to stop and pull over.

Hope your day is a good one, Karen. Stay warm!

Love and hugs,


Hootin' Anni said...

Shivering as I read this Karen!! Lordy, is that cold or what? It was supposed to get cold here last night and they had a freeze warning out just north of us. I guess with me cussing the fireplace last night scared it away from here. It was cold/damp --but 51. The chill factor made it seem colder of course, but now it's bright, sunny and going back to normal. I swear I am not happy either way...cold is no good, hot is no good and it seems every day there's no happy medium.

Keepin' y'all in prayer!!

[I'm with the girls too on this...having holidays in the beginning of the week I tend to forget what day of the week it's been Sunday now for three days!!!]

Betty said...

Hi Karen,

It's really cold here today, too, only reaching a high temperature of 30 degrees. It was 18 degrees when I got up this morning.

It seems your girls' school would have started back on Monday. I don't understand their thinking on that. My grandsons don't have to go back until Monday. They got a long vacation.

I pray your DH doesn't have anything seriously wrong with him, Karen, and I will keep you all in my prayers.

Linda said...

Hi Karen, Brrr,you sure are having cold weather. I'm in norhtern California (not to far from your relatives) and we are getting ready for a hughe storm. Lots of rain and strong winds. I did what errands I had to do today, so I can stay in until the storm passes. I plan to stay nice and cozy stitching, watching TV and reading tonight and tomorrow.
Hope all is well with your hubby,I'm thinking of all of you. Linda

dabrah said...

Hi Karen
It's already tomorrow for me. I was just updating my blog and thought I'd pop in to see what you'd been up to today. It sounds really cold where you are. It's cold here, but not freezing at the moment. I suppose it's afternoon where you are, but here it's after midnight so I'll go and get some sleep. Have a nice remainder of the day. said...

Our school started today too! Why they didn't wait until Monday I don't know! It is cold up here too! But it is to warm up by the weekend.... Hugs, Grams

PEA said...

Hello dear Karen:-)

I haven't been out all way I'm going out there in that frigid air!!! lol Thankfully it's supposed to start warming up in a few days...the HIGH today here was -2F!!! This cold front seems to have affected everyone, they were even having snow in Florida!! There goes the cost of oranges!! lol

Schools don't open until next Monday here so the children are still enjoying their time off. I'm sure many parents are pulling out their hair by now! lol

My prayers continue for your hubby...may his new job go well!! As for the blood in his urine, hopefully he'll get that checked out!

Thank you for letting us know about the giveaway, I'll have to go check it out:-) I woke up around 4 a.m. and was going to post but of course it figures my internet cable was I went back to bed and managed to fall back asleep.

Congratulations on the award my friend...I too love your blog:-) Take care and stay warm!! xoxo

Renie Burghardt said...

Good evening, Karen,

Came by to say good night. Prayers for your husband, and you and the girls. It didn't get too warm today, but at least the sun was shining. And there is promise from the weatherman that we'll be warming up soon!

Have a nice evening, dear Karen. Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite! LOL. Just a little night time humor.

Love and Hugs,


Denise said...

Greetings and I can put the coffee pot on.... I am just across the border in Oklahoma. It is cold here also burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... 18 last night........... but I love the seasons and the winter gives me a chance to catch up on the inside....... I am a dirt girl and as soon as the temp gets above 55 I am outside........hahahha I have a son in Ark. but have not seen him in years... but I love Ark.. beautiful country....... We go to Eureka every summer.. Just to kick around.......

Happy New Year to you .........

Nan said...

Hi there, Karen. Just got home from bowling. I got home from work, changed clothes, and ten minutes later off to bowl. We won 2 of 3 games and total or 6 of 8 points! We aren't that great of bowlers but we enjoy it. I bowl with my H.
It was only 6 degrees here this morning. But, it is supposed to warm up to 50ish on Sunday.
Sorry that your H will have to be gone more from home but so glad he has a job. Also, hope that he just has a slight infection and nothing more. I'm sure that's it.

Grandy said...

Your site is looking really nice with the changes, Karen. Keep up the great work!! Here's hoping you have a blessed Friday, since it will probably be Friday by the time you read this. ;)

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by and to answer your questions..Yes the picture of the house was taken the day after Christmas... It was snowing here and my Hubby went right out and took a picture.. Mom is 88 (on Dec.30) and Dad is 90. We moved them out here in June... changed my life but God knows what I am able to do.... and second my son lives in Springdale... I miss him so.........(long story)

If you came through Ada then you were lost!!!!! hahahah Ada is not on the way to anywhere.... but I so love it here........ I pray that the Father God blesses your socks off!!!!!!!!!!

Cecil said...

Hey Karen.. glad you had a good time with your family on New Year"s Eve... we went to bed at 10:30.. Hubby had to be at work at 8 on Tuesday morning... but had a good day... it was so cold yesterday and today... I just hope we don't have storms if it warms up this weekend... hope your hubby does ok... probably just needs some antibiotics for infection.. and he'll be fine... I don't mind my Hubby being gone a few nights but I don't like it if he's gone much more than that.... but sometimes he has to be gone.... Hope you have a good Friday.. I will be working and we have been busy, busy... Stay warm.. Hugs to you... Cecil

bj said...

Hi, Karen girl...I will pray for you and your family. I know how hard it is not to have "daddy" home all the time.
Our cousins are gone now and they left a couple of slices of Cho. pie so come by in the morning and we'll have a slice with our hot coffee!
hugs to you!