Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Good Mornin' Yall,

"HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY"!!!! I hope that everyone had a great Monday and ready to start a new day. It is currently 59 degrees and the winds are out of the Southwest at 5mph. We have had plenty of rain the last couple of days around here. Sunday, it rained pretty much off and on all day. It started raining here again yesterday afternoon. It never got real bad around here, but they did put us under a Thunderstorm Warning once last night. It was due to some hail. We didn't get any hail around here where I live at, but some places got some hail. Rain is back in the forecast for tomorrow night and on Thursday as well. The high today is only suppose to be around 61 degrees. March came in like a lion and went out like a lion as well. I think this has to be one of the rainiest March's we have had in a long time.

I would like to ask for a Prayer request. I would like for yall to pray for my DH and his Uncle. They left here Sunday morning around 5:00a.m. heading to Salt Lake City. My DH started out driving and drove to Bolivar, MO. His Uncle took it from there and drove to Big Springs, NE. That is where my DH took over. Well, shortly after my DH got around Cheyenne, WY, he seen a sign where it said the road was closed 3 miles ahead. They had to shut down on I-80 because of the weather conditions there in Wyoming. Yesterday morning, my DH's Uncle drove about 200 miles and had to shut down again. They were between Laramie and Rawlins, WY. I think they were like 25 miles from Rawlins at this point. He sat there from 11:45a.m. yesterday morning, till around 8:30p.m. last night before they could even move. Anyway, the last time I talked to my DH was around 11:00p.m. last night and they had been moved down the Interstate a little ways where they would be close to an area where they could get fuel or something to eat if needed. The Police were helping people get to a place like that. The Police Officer did tell my DH that it could be a couple of days before they would be able to leave from there. They are now close to a Diner and had to walk to it last night to get something to eat. There have been multiple pile-ups and other weather conditions there and that is what has caused them to get shut down. I don't know when they will be able to deliver their load to Salt Lake City. I just want yall to pray for them as they are stranded out there in Wyoming and pray that they will be able to start back traveling soon. They have had to shut down before in the past, but nothing as bad as this time. "THANK YOU" all so much for your prayers for my DH and his Uncle. I just worry so much about him and his Uncle especially this time. I'm not even sure they will be able to get their load that goes up to Minnesota this week or not. I do know they won't be home later tonight like they normally are. Their Driver Manager is aware of the situation as well.

I didn't get to go to the Baby Shower on Sunday afternoon. Sunday morning when I first got up I was feeling a little sick to my stomach. I thought it would pass, but it never did. It felt like I was going to have to throw up all day long, but I never did. I also had a bit of diarrhea as well. I finally started feeling better later on Sunday evening. The girls did go to the shower with my MIL. I didn't sleep good at all on Sunday night either. It was around 3:00a.m. before I finally went to sleep. After I took the girls to School yesterday morning, I came home and ate me a bowl of cereal and went back to bed.

Our youngest daughter had softball practice after School yesterday. It sprinkled some while they were practicing. They couldn't practice on the field as it still had water on it, but they did practice in the outfield for about an hour. Our oldest daughter didn't have practice last night. Yesterday was one of my nephew's Birthday. He turned 14 years old. We had went out to their house around 5:30p.m. yesterday and had supper and Birthday Cake and Ice Cream. We finally came home around 7:30p.m. last night. Our oldest daughter is suppose to have a game here tonight, but I don't know if the field will be too wet or not. I imagine after the rain we got last night, it may be too wet. I know yesterday afternoon, it still had water on the field, so we will have to wait and see. I know they both have a game here on Friday night as well and then they have to finish their Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday. Since more rain is in the forecast, we will just have to wait and see what happens.

Well, guess I will go for now. I think I will go and visit a bit. I am having my first cup of coffee this morning. I had my alarm set to go off at 4:45a.m., but I reset it to 5:45a.m. I just can't seem to get up as early like I used to. Take care my friends and have a great day. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.



Denise said...

Good morning my friend, glad you are feeling better. I will be praying for your husband, and his uncle. Take care, and be blessed. I love you.

Hootin' Anni said...

Karen, as you know, I've lived in these Spring Blizzards for over 40 years, and I KNOW just where and HOW they're feeling. That is one treacherous area of highway. Actually from Cheyenne to the Utah border. During storms. I'm happy to hear they were helped by the highway patrol, and they were able to get food! I just hope that they remain safe and get to their destination sound. I'm worried. It's NOT pretty out there in the Wyoming 'badlands'. That Sherman Hill on I-80 is spooky driving even on clear times. Yes, they DO have my prayers as you do too, I know you're worried sick.

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Irene and dropping by today. I just wanted to let you know that the movie was being FILMED there after the game on, that's the reason you haven't seen it's still in production!

Luvya bunches. Hope it dries out in your area soon.

Mimi said...

IIt is such a worry when someone we love has to drive in bad weather...and for you to have to think of your DDH every week as he is driving in all kinds of weather..
you have to be a very strong wife and mother to be able to do this...and I commend you for being able to do it...
I will pray for your DH as he and his uncle drive through all of this bad order to do their job well...and get back home to you
blessings and prayers,

bj said...

Karen, my prayers to you and your hubby and goodness. That must really be bad out there.
I am sorry ya'll are going thru this but, just keep praying, and he will be home before you know it.
Lots of hugs, bj

Betty said...

Hi Karen,

I was getting ready to write you to make sure you are okay. I've missed your postings and your visits to my blog.

Prayers going up right now for your DH and his uncle.

I am glad you are feeling better and not feel sick to your stomach any longer.


Lib said...

Hi Miz.Karen,
Cofs. ready,come on over.:o)
Hope all goes well for Dh, and Uncle.
Have agreat day.
L,H,B Lib

Renie Burghardt said...


Oh, my goodness, your poor DH and Uncle being stranded like that in Wyoming! I pray they make it out of there safely, and will be on their way home soon. I can imagine how worried you are about them.

I'm glad you feel better though, and your weather wasn't too bad, last night. We had sheets and sheets of rain. It looked like a waterfall coming from the sky! And we did have a tornado watch for a while, but it was finally cancelled around 9, last night. And, yes, more rain in the forecast for Thursday. But today is nice, mostly sunny, so far, so maybe things will dry out a bit, before our next deluge.

I really hope and pray all goes well with your DH and Uncle! Take care, dear Karen.

Love and Prayers,


Linda said...

Good morning Karen, I'm sorry you didn't feel well and missed the shower, glad you are better now.
The weather conditions are so awful. I will be praying for your hubby and his uncle to have a safe trip and return home.
You have a good day too...hugs, Linda

Julie said...

I will say a prayer for your husband, his uncle and for YOU too! I know how you miss him..

PEA said...

Hello dear Karen:-)

I'm finally back to regular blogging but it will take me a while to catch up with everyone!! Thank you so much for the best wishes on my finding out that I will become a grandma...I can't tell you enough how thrilled I am:-)

It's snowing here at the moment...not a very good way to start April!! Ugh! We still have lots of snow from before, we really didn't need to add even more. I do hope and pray that your hubby and uncle are able to start moving again can't be fun having to wait until they can get back on the road. I know how much you will miss having him home at his regular time.

Thinking of you!! xoxo

Mary said...


Love that April Fool's graphic. Sorry that you weren't feeling well on the weekend. That flu is still going around up here. I was at the drs office to day and there were two women there who had it. I tried to avoid being near them because I don't need that again.

I will pray for DH and his uncle. Being stranded anywhere is no fun, but it's best they just wait it out. I know you will miss him but waiting it out is the best way to assure he and his uncle will be safe. Please keep us updated.


Mississippi Songbird said...

You have my prayers, Sweety..I hope they get to head home soon..It's better to be safe..

It's still raining here.. My husband is up in Michigan. He has to deliver tomorrow morning new Saginaw..

Have a good week..
God Bless you..

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen! I hope your hubby and his uncle are okay and make it to where they need to go and home safely! I hate having to worry about my hubby driving!

I am sorry you have been sick :( I have had the same kind of virus since Friday and i am tired of it!

Hope you are feeling better!

dabrah said...

Hi Karen,
Hope your husband and his uncle get moving safely soon. And it must have been horrible for you to feel sick all day, but I'm glad you're feeling better now. You wrote your post really early in the morning, so I hope you mananged to get through the day without being "April Fooled".

Sandra said...


Praying for you all. So glad you're feeling better now. :)


Nonna said...

Hope your feeling much better now! I'll say a specail prayer for your DH and his uncle!!

Lisa said...

I will pray for your husband and uncle.I enjoyed your post today. God Bless you. Lisa

Nonna said...

Good morning Karen!! Have a blessed day and stay dry!! We are having the same type weather here in east texas!

Denise said...

Sorry about the trouble with your DH and his uncle...... that is hard on those drivers........ I will pray.. also sorry that you cannot download Google Earth... I wonder why.. maybe not big enough processor........ I am sorry.......... you have a blessed day..........


Shari said...

I hope and pray that your DH and Uncle will get to their destination safely and on time.

I hope you aren't coming down with anything.

Take care and God bless.

bj said...

Just stopping by to say Good Morning and that I hope you have a good day....
Hope you are enjoying your new home!!
hugs, bj

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi's me again. I was watching the news last night at 10PM, and I heard about the trucker's strike, and immediately thought of your DH/uncle.

I just wanted to say "I back their decision to strike"!!! It is the only way it seems these days to get the backing of the government to look into this price gouging!!! Especially the diesel fuel. It's just plain ridiculous....and yet the oil companies have recorded another billion[s] dollar profit this quarter? What gives.


[I know about the wage and the living expense...but it's out of control!!!]

Okay, I'm stepping down from my protest podium now.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hey Karen! I am having some pretty UN Springlike weather here....I hope all is well with your DH!!!

No post today? Are you feeling okay? LOL...I know you were at my place already...just checking!

Chrissie said...

Oh! Yes, I'll be praying for your dear hubby and uncle today - how frustrating! I heard on the news that there are truckers having a kind of fuel strike somewhere and causing a lot of slow traffic - have you heard that?
I do hope you're feeling better - bummer! I've been feeling a little under the weather lately - I hope it's nothing major - gotta get ready for that trip! vbs
It's so wonderful the girls had a good time at the party - I love it when kids get together - it just makes my day!
God bless you, dear friend!

Angela said...

Good thoughts for DH & Uncles safety:-). Happy belated B-day to nephew:-).
Have a wonderful day!

Denise said...

Hey,,,,,, just stopping by to say hello and pray that God give you the giggles Thursday.....

CIELO said...

Good evening to my sweet friend! I'm glad you are feeling better, and hope you had a nice day. I will be praying for your family.

Hope and happiness to you and yours

Have a good night, Karen!


Maggie R said...

Hi Karen, I haven't been doing any visiting lately but i was thinking of you with such horrid weather in the US. I will certainly have a talk with the Man upstairs to keep your DH and his Uncle safe on their journey.
I hope you are feeling better now.
Take care and God Bless

Love Bears All Things said...

prayers have been said.
This weather is so unperdictable.
Mama Bear