I seem to be stuck in the winter blah thing a little. I don't think it is as bad as it has been in the past. Our forecast calls for ice ice baby. Then snow on top of the ice. We live in a rural area with a rural electric company and ice means no electric. The last time we had an ice storm (which was on a Presidents day weekend 4 or 5 years ago) we lost electricity for 8 days. I am a country girl and being without electricity for a couple of days does not bother me. I can heat water for baths and dishes, cook on a wood stove or outdoor grill, we heat with electric, gas and wood so we always have heat. We have a bunch of cards, board games and puzzles put up for just an occasion such as this, but man it would be rough going without checking on my caringbridge kids and blog buddies ;-) I'm hoping that the news coming on in 5 minutes will be a little better. They were saying at first 2 inches of ice, then someone told me they changed it to half an inch of ice, which would be ok. I think our electric lines could handle half an inch. I am charging flashlights just in case.
My poor little doggy is still dragging around waiting on her puppies. She is 53 days pregnant and should have them next weekend or early next week. I can not imagine her walking around that long. She tried to jump up on the couch to cuddle with me and she has to wiggle back and forth 5 or 6 times to get enough momentum up to get up on the couch. Well I think I am going to go rub her belly a little while, which seems to help her relax because she always falls asleep when I do and then clean the dining room carpet.