Hubby stopped by for a few minutes around lunch time. I went out to see him off. Right there still in our flower bed is this yellow butterfly!! A butterfly in December...how can that be?
I was raised in Illinois, as most of you know. Even though we have lived here over 7 years now, I still find myself amazed when i see something like this in December of all times. Right now in Illinois the temps are in the teens and snow is on the ground in some parts. I still cannot get over seeing a butterfly in December!!
Today the temp is 61 and the sun is just gorgeous!! You can go outside without a jacket!! Still amazes me!! I love winter time here!!
I was never a BIG fan of snow..Oh maybe when I was in school because then we had snow days and we did not have to go to school. I remember those big big snows then too!! They would get so high that we could just walk across the fences and we were genuinely "snowed in" for sure. I remember many years just freezing to death because we only had one big stove in the middle of the house. That did not make much heat in the rest of the house. I used to get dressed in the mornings in bed...lay my clothes out the night before and then reach over and grab what I could and get dressed. I am so happy to be warm now!! What a change!!
I have been searching for a certain picture to share here with you guys and just could not find it. It was taken back in the 60's when we got so much snow in Illinois!! I guess over the years i have just had my fill!! (PS..My mother just emailed me the picture that I was searching for..here it is
We are leaving to go back to Illinois on the 20th of this month...up to snow...boy!! I hope I have warm clothes for that kind of stuff!! Not looking forward to it at all!!
Hubby is better!! He had the flu all weekend!! I keep wondering when I will be next but so far...fingers crossed!!
I got back to Curves this morning!! Felt good to exercise again!! I know that this ole' body of mine really needs it. I had not been going because I had felt so bad and with all of the tests I figured that I had better take care and not do it...Now that I am back I know that I will feel some better. At least I am trying to do something for myself!!
Baked an apple pie this morning and our wash is done for the week!! So different now with just the TWO OF US!! Boy when the kids were home I washed myself to death..Now it is just once a week!! How cool!! Some good things out of just having two to take care of!!
Hoping that your day is going great!!
Thought for the day: "Peace starts with a smile"