Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

We will have a white Christmas this year and I am thankful that the roads are clear so travelers will remain safe (especially our daughter and her fiancé who drove 60 miles to his parents' house tonight. We're dogsitting for our granddog, Buddy, who is now waiting for me to let him inside. All is quiet and it's time for me to hit the sack, but I wanted to wish everyone a warm and happy holiday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

We have POWER!!!

After 60 hours without electricity we FINALLY have power again!!! I never thought I'd appreciate a light and heater as much as today, but boy I tell ya... I'm LOVING THEM NOW!!! Turns out our neighbor's tree was the culprit, putting enough weight on the power line below it to freeze it together with another one causing a short circuit (my layperson's way of telling it anyway...). The tree crew butchered her tree so hopefully that won't happen again. Now we have a snow storm coming and hopefully the rest of the county will also have power restored before the bitter cold hits. We Kansan's just don't do cold very well! Not prepared like the northerners who withstand hundreds of inches of snow and much, much colder temperatures. Maybe you folks are smarter and don't plant the trees under the power lines!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ice Storm in Kansas

Kansas Ice Storm

The ice crept up over night from Oklahoma and has brought everything to pretty much of a standstill here in Kansas. This is what my beautiful Rose of Sharon shrub looked like this afternoon. If it doesn't get much worse, most of the trees and shrubs will survive. Several branches of our trees have fallen, but so far nothing like Oklahoma and other parts of Kansas. On the up side, we needed the moisture!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! If this link works, you'll be able to see my daughter, husband, daughter's fiance and me dancing in elf suits. After watching it you can create your own version and send it to others. What fun!

I've been elfed!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

What a wonderful time we had with family today. The weather turned quite rapidly from 75 a couple of days ago to 15 this morning. Good day to be inside where it's warm and toasty. The smell of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beens, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce always brings back pleasant memories of childhood days gone by. Today was evidence of just how precious life can be when I arrived at my sister's house just minutes before they rushed my mom to the hospital. She's okay, but was having some very strange and scarey symptoms. I got to talk to her and give her and my dad a big hug before they left the house. As family members get older and more fragile we need to capture every moment, no matter how brief, and pack it in to our memory boxes for the day when they are no longer with us.

Hugs to everyone both young and old!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

freeform bag with beaded fringe

I've got a couple of Prudence's books on freeform crochet. Now that I've seen this awesome example with the beads I'm very inspired to make one similar to this.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fall in Kansas

Good evening passer-by's and welcome! Do you realize how difficult it is to find a unique Blog name? Just when I thought I'd found one that nobody else would have picked, Blogger informed me it was already taken. Well I really liked Adopha (German for Noble She Wolf), so I added "Chronicles of" before it and Voila! Makes perfect sense to me. Why Adolpha? Several years ago when I had an intuitive portrait done, the reader/artist drew many variations of a she wolf surrounded by many other things representative of my life. Basically I am a protector/warrior/mother who will defend her offspring until the end. In my case that includes one lovely grown-up daughter who is pretty good at sticking up for herself. Anyway, I'm going to publish this first post just so I can see what it looks like, then I'll move on from there....

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