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Sunday, October 24, 2010

DO THEY STILL MAKE RAIN ANYMORE?

Good Sunday Morning everyone. I'm having my first cup of Coffee right now and would like it if you would join me. If you don't like Coffee, well, I have some Water or a Diet Caffeine Free Soda. It is 70 degrees here right now and it's on the windy side out this morning. They are calling for a 50% chance of Rain for today, but they gave that percentage one day this past week and we didn't even get a drop here. I'm seriously beginning to think that they don't make Rain for us here in Northeast Arkansas anymore. It's been so long since we have seen any Rain here. It has rained everywhere but here. By us having a very hot and dry Summer, I'm just guessing we are going to have a very bad Winter. I'll take the Snow, but just no Ice like we had here last year in 2009. I don't think I could go thru something like that again. Luckily, my Parents had a generator and we stayed with them during that time. The girls were out of School here for 11 days because there was no power. I seen on the local news the other night where a town in Southeast Missouri is still recovering from that Ice Storm. We don't have a generator ourselves, but if it should happen again, we will be able to cook and have some heat. My cooktop is gas and we now have a Pad Heater in the hall that is also gas. We have 2 coolers that if we have to, we could put things in it and stick it outside so it wouldn't go bad. The only thing is, I wouldn't have my Coffee Maker. That wouldn't be a good thing. LOL. I have got to have my Coffee of the mornings. Oh well, all we can do is just hope and pray for the best and that we don't have another major Ice Storm like last year.

Last Saturday night, a good friend, and a former Elementary Principal of the girls, got killed in a car wreck up around Lake City. I forgot to mention it in my last Sunday's post. I guess I was still in a state of shock myself. From the way I understood, him and his wife were on their way to a Church function up in Jonesoboro and he crossed the center lane and hit another car head on. I've had several people to tell me that he may have had a heart attack and he died instantly and his wife was hurt and at first they didn't know if she would make it or not, but she did. She had something wrong with one of her legs or foot and one of her hands and had to have surgery. They had air-lifted her to the Med in Memphis, Tn. One of the other passengers in the other vehicle had to be air-lifted the Le Bonhuers and was in serious condition. I think the others had some minor injuries and everyone is doing okay now. They had Mr. Case's Funeral on Thursday of this week at his Church in Jonesboro and brought him back to Caraway to bury him. Me and our oldest daughter and one of her friends went out to the Cemetary to the service out there. It was a sad and somber day here in Caraway that day. They had dismissed School here at noon that day so everyone that wanted to go to the Funeral could go. He had been with the School for 30 years. Even after he retired he was still a P.E. Teacher for the elementary kids. Both him and his wife we wonderful people and very good Christians. They both had a strong faith in GOD. He will be dearly missed for sure, but at least HEAVEN has a new ANGEL there now. R.I. P. Mr. Case.

Other than that above, this week has been fairly quiet and slow I guess you could say. Both girls had their regular Gym in Jonesboro in Tuesday and then our oldest daughter worked at her job on Wednesday after School. Like I said above, they had gotten out of School at noon on Thursday and they didn't have their regular Cheerleading practice either. There was no School on Friday due to the Teachers having their In-Service. So, the girls got to sleep late. Our youngest had gone to one of her friends house on Thursday afternoon and spent the night there. Friday evening they had their first Basketball game to cheer at at Armorel, AR. That is a suburb of Blytheville, AR. They both looked really good in their new Cheerleading Uniforms. I didn't take any pictures, but will the next time. This coming Tuesday evening(26th), they are going to do their Michael Jackson dance to "THRILLER". Both Jr. and Sr. High Cheerleaders will all do it together. They have to have some ripped up clothes. Our youngest daughter already has hers, but our oldest will have to get hers done by then. On Saturday morning, I had to get the girls up early again. They were both going with the Choir from School for "All-Region's Try-Outs". I have no idea if they made it or not because hubby had to go pick them up early because our oldest daughter had to come back and pack for an over night stay with the Youth from our Church for a Youth Rally. She left around 12:30p.m. yesterday and is supposed to be back around noon today. Our youngest daughter went to her friends house and went on a Hay Ride with her friends Church last night. She said they had a good time. Me and hubby went to Jonesboro yesterday evening to buy some groceries and it was around 7:30p.m. when we got back home last night. Since we couldn't afford to go out to eat, I got a couple of frozen pizza's and heated them up for us when we got back home. It actually felt good buying groceries and not having to worry about hubby telling me we can't get this or that. LOL. I even bought some name brand things and I haven't been able to do that in a very long time. Hubby even got a Safety Bonus at work this past week for not having any accidents for 3 months and it was a $50 gift card from Wal-Mart. He used that to buy our Toilet Paper and Paper Towels and Paper Plates and Garbage Bags that we have to have. When we got home, I had a job of putting all the groceries up. I even had to re-arrange things in my freezer to make room for some of the things. That has been my week. This coming week the girls have 2 games in Lake City. So I guess, Basketball Season has officially started for our School and they will be doing alot of cheering. Basketball Season usually goes thru February.

Well, guess I will go for now and start visiting some of my favorite blogs. Take care my friends and I hope you have a wonderful week. May GOD continue to BLESS each and everyone of you.

Love and hugs,

Karen H.

5 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

That's sad to know about the accident...how is the wife holding up with the loss of her husband?!!! I'm glad to read he was 'killed' instantly...I can't even fathom if this happened to me that I'd want to live if I had to suffer for years from that point.

We too have been dry ever since the huge flooding about a month ago...the ground is now cracking like we've been in a drought for a long time. It's just not good. It always seems to happen in extremes.

Karen...tsk, tsk, you don't know how to make 'percolated' coffee on a gas stove? Easy...Just fill the coffee tin that is inside the coffee pot..fill it with water accordingly....let it come to a boil, and percolate on lowered heat for about 10 minutes! Take out the coffee grounds, and let it simmer until all gone!!! It's the best tasting coffee around. LOL...and I'm not a coffee drinker.

Lib said...

Hi Miz. Karen, So glad your back!
Have the cof. on here it goes all day.
Sorry to hear about the accident! Sad!
M_I_L and Little Shadow is with us .
Been cooking and freezing for Thanksgiving. A freind who moved to FL. will join us this yr. other Family and Friends. I Love to cook!
Hope you have a great wk.
Love,Hugs, Blessins' to you my friend!
Lib

Dawn said...

Drought is a frustrating thing - it's either feast or famine sometimes, isn't it? I hope you get some soon. We actually had a nice rain one day last week - we don't get much around here. But they're getting snow in the mountains, which is always good for our future water supplies.

Today the wind is blowing all the beautiful leaves off the trees - I'll miss them!

So sorry about your wonderful principal - so sad. Hope his wife recover

Patti said...

So sorry to hear about the accident! That is so sad!!

I hope you and your family have a great week!! Happy Halloween!!

Lisa said...

Karen
It was nice to get to visit your blog today. It feels cool here today and I see sunshine and blue skies. I hope you and your family have a great weekend.
Love -n- Hugs
Lisa