Last night the sleet and freezing rain tapped the windows constantly for hours. I thought I might go insane(er). I did have one NOOOO I can't take it anymore moment, but the cats and dogs just looked at me and then went back to sleep, and so it seemed rather useless to be dramatic. I crawled in bed, turned the t.v. up loud and finished watching the Last Templar.
HDtv box and evidently this countries' great genius fails at combining remotes. Ahem.. anyway, I lay there covered up entirely, listening to the dire news of slick roads and falling precipitation, deciding if I should even try to go to work. I had mostly made my mind up not to, since over 200 schools in the area were closed as well as many work places. The clincher was when I finally dragged out of bed and went outside. It was beginning to sleet/freeze rain again, and I decided no way, no how. Snow, maybe, but ice, she is a different animal. The forecast for the day is for continued precipitation to move through, which also factors in to the decision. If I get stranded anywhere, I sure want it to be at home!
The sheep were all bent out of shape last night and yelling at me when I walked out to do a final check. I ended up going back out later to check them again, because they were acting so weird and I didn't get a head count. My great imagination had sheep caught in the hay ring, rams loose, ad nauseum. Sometimes I hate my imagination. Gracie was dashing around like a race horse, and when I accidentally rattled the plastic baggie that covered the gate latch, the whole flock came screaming down there. Cookies! She's got cookies! I didn't have cookies, so you can imagine how that went over.Today, I thought I'd update my sadly neglected blog, list some stuff on Craigslist (22 sheep for sale--today only! Just kidding....), order seeds and tackle the dreaded tax information gathering, sorting and spreadsheeting. It's a chilly 16 degrees today, so I'm trying to keep warm, bundled up in sweaters and booties. Hope all that nasty stuff misses you, wherever you might be!