Friday, February 4, 2011

A JOYFul Visit

We have been COVERED in ICE for four days now. Nothing horrible, but it keeps us all at home....unless you count us three going out on adventures.....since driving on ice doesn't really work. (On PG's Gotcha Day we ventured out in the awful ice to Tar*get for some Star*bucks and a few new clothes for PJ!!!)

Today is the FOURTH day of no school. I just have one kid and I'm ready for her jolly-self to get on back to the school house. (Remember my homeschool days? LOL!!!)I can't imagine all my friends with several kids at home, stuck inside and whiny. Bleh.

The first day is exciting. The second is like winning the lottery. The third day off is irritating and the fourth's just downright gross.

We are all just so accustomed to doing things OUR way and being able to flit here and there without a thought in the world. Makes one thankful for electricity, vehicles, gas, food, friends, stoplights, streets, stores, outside air that doesn't freeze your breath, walks in the park with the dog, access to anything you want to do. You get the picture. Be thankful for what we have when we have it!!!

The funny thing around here is all the hooplah surrounding the Super**Bowl. We live about 30 minutes from the brand new Dallas Cowboys football stadium that is state of the art, wonderful, expensive, very futuristic looking and quite the conversation piece. I have learned quite a bit about what goes on around the happenings of the super bowl. Never, ever thought about it before it was in my backyard, but did you know that the percentage of prostitution rises DRAMATICALLY around these events? Duh. Makes sense now that I think about it. Along with that comes more drugs, crime and plain old debauchery at its best. The hotels are sold out for SEVERAL cities around. This shindig is HUGE. HUGE, I tell ya. All the news and radio stations have it covered more than enough, but all the horrible weather has taken center stage sort of overshadowing the super bowl activities. Well, I say overshadow as if no one knows about the game. No, no. Just so much of the MASSIVE metroplex has literally been shut down because of the ice that the activities that were supposed to happen during super bowl week.....have been minimal at best.

Yesterday we braved the ice, kept our tires in the grooves made from cars before us and made short visit with PandaJOY and her caseworker. We were supposed to see her today in our home, but it's a no-go because on top of the snowed all night long. At least today we can play in it as opposed to slipping on our booty or walking around like Miss-ah-Wiggins trying NOT to fall on the ice. She is to spend the night with us tomorrow....yay!!....and be placed with us for good on Tuesday. Big yay! The sad thing is that I am not allowed to post pictures of her until we officially adopt her and that is more than six months away. So as much as I want to show her precious little face to you......I just can't. Sniff. : ( The pic below is of PandaGirl and one of the adopted daughters of my friend who is the foster mom to PJ. PandaJOY is sitting right beside PG so just try to imagine her cuteness. With the ice so bad we had to eat at a Japanese restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year. LOL!!

***BTW: Funderstorm......I know you are going to steal this pic of me and have fun. ; )


  1. 2 great photos! Really wishing we could see your lovely little PJOY - I can just imagine! Praying that it will all move along quickly and smoothly. Happy CNY!

  2. I continue to pray that things go as quickly as possible. Enough ice/snow. I'm glad she's coming tomorrow. Six months is going to be torture to wait on pics. Have a fabulous weekend.

  3. So inquiring minds want to know where you got the great font?!?

    And I'm almost to the point of tears that you're making real preparations for JOY to be with you on Tuesday. Everyday is just one more step in the journey the Lord has given us, and I'm blessed to walk it with you~

  4. Love you guys! Praying for a smooth transition! Can't wait to see pictures of your family all together soon!

  5. We were just so excited to get one of those days...however, I wish we would have had more snow. Not much, but something. And it was just nice to have one extra day to my weekend. Can't wait to hear more news about PandaJoy!! Love you guys! Happy Chinese New Year!!

  6. Psalm 30:5 (New Living Translation)

    5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime!
    Weeping may last through the night,

    Love the message version:

    Psalm 30:5 (The Message)

    4-5 All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God!
    Thank him to his face!
    He gets angry once in a while, but across
    a lifetime there is only love.
    The nights of crying your eyes out
    give way to days of laughter.

  7. Thank you all so very much!!!!! ; )