Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Baby, its cold outside!


Its -16 degrees today and when you factor in the wind?  The wind chill factor makes it feel like its -29.  Really, when you start going below zero, its just cold!  Your skin can freeze in minutes if it isn't covered.  

Do you know what warms me?  

~ The incredibly thoughtful and beautifully uplifting things you have delivered to my mail box!  Cards, generous gifts, and a picturesque hockey calendar that has the boys wide eyed.  Thank you friends and family!  






~ A Monday night out at Spitfire with my book club girls.  Amy entered us into a contest and look what we won!  A hard cover book of Kristin Hannah's Home Front, which Amy has read and said its really good.  As a book club we are going to read it and then share our thoughts on her blog! 





~ Dare I even mention the last thing that has warmed my heart?  Two years in a row we have attempted to make this happen.  We  have clung to a little stash of money which sits in an envelope hidden away behind lock and key.  It won't come close to what we will need, and yet, we are stepping forward in faith that we will make it work. We've been far too wistful, yearning for it to be our time... we're ready to make it be our time!  The cover in the book above is just a sneak peak of what we hope to do! 


Come Easter break we are headed out on a little excursion... details to come soon!  

No news from Dr. Panwalkar yet about a plan for treatment, but I will place a call soon if I don't hear anything...  



Thank you all for your kind and generous comments on the post about my mom.  I have been flooded with email and have had many in person conversations with so many who have similar experiences...  I hope to continue to share more and try to keep it real and authentic... thank you for making me feel like I can.








25 comments:

  1. WOW I thought it was cold HERE!!...

    Awesome that you're getting away, looking forward to the recap!!...

    I saw that book in the store the other day, picked it up, then put it back. Maybe I'll pick it up again, let me know if it's a good one!

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    1. Karen- am liking the book so far- good story and a fairly quick read!

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  2. It is soooo cold where you are. (I am jealous...sigh.) We don't get winter here (deep South Georgia...still running the air conditioner.)
    I am so excited about your upcoming getaway!!
    You go girl!!!
    Can't wait to see and hear more about it!
    Love you,
    Jackie

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    1. Jackie- I can't wait to share- I'm so nervous in a way- I've talked two other times about it only to have it fall through- but am soooo hopeful this time will be it!

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  3. wow, can't believe how cold it is! what was the HIGH for the day?

    we have been in the 50s during the day, jackie, here in north GA near the mountains, with 30s at night. it helps my midwestern soul feel as though it really is january.

    the book y'all won is REALLY GOOD! i've read it, and she has a sequel to it coming out some time this spring. would love to know what you think...

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    1. I am really enjoying the book so far Jenn! Its a fairly quick read so far and the story has captured me for sure!

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  4. Hello Sweetie,

    I LOVE Kristin Hannah and read two of her books an the last weeks. I only knew the german titles :/ ... but I will look the english versions if the books come back to me.

    I send you warm hugs and big bussals from germany
    Mimi

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    1. Hi sweet one~ I bet you'd enjoy this new book of hers too! Its captured me so far and has been a fairly quick read! Bussals!

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  5. Sounds like a fun adventure ahead. It's bitterly cold here, too.

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    1. Oh Susan, I know YOU know- am glad the daylight stretches out just a little longer these days and I know we're getting through it!

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  6. 'Tis the time to become a bear and hibernating until Spring, don't you think Vicky? Awesome news for the trip...Sending you hugs and prayers to keep you warm xo

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    1. Hibernating-is exactly what I do! Hugs to you!

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  7. Brr! That is bitter cold! Brings me back to the time we lived in Colorado and our mornings were 20 below zero.

    I am so happy for you and your springtime trip! Sounds like fun times ahead.

    Thank you, Vicky for the lovely note I received from you today. I smiled as I read it. Even though so much is done on-line today, it still makes my day when I receive something in the mail. :0)

    Sending WARM hugs your way!!!

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen- I'm so glad the note reached you safely :) If you lived in Colorado for awhile than I know you have also experienced cold!

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  8. I bet you're looking forward to Thursday, when it will be a balmy 7 degrees.
    From your photos, I do believe the place you live is actually Winter Wonderland.

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    1. Ha- yes- 7 with no windchill would be a virtual heat wave :)

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  9. Vicky, I am so happy you are going to take the plunge, girlfriend! Weeeee! :)

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  10. Stay warm VIcky! That's a little cold for me..if it's below 35 I can't function! LOL Hugs and prayers ALWAYS!

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    1. Thanks Kay- did you know Kay is my middle name? 35 is a little too cold for me too- except when its been below 0 for awhile, then 35 feels balmy!

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  11. Well, you'll laugh, but yesterday was the coldest day in Tennessee in 2 years, and our high was 29. ;) I grew up in northern Illinois so I *used* to know what cold was like, but not anymore!

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    1. Its all relative, you know? 29 is cold if you're used to 40 or 50, and 29 is a heat wave when you're used to -29 :)

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  12. Hey you!! I read your previous post and my thoughts were so many it was hard to send just a quick comment! Been wanting to email you but haven't yet, its that time thing!

    You are always in my thoughts and heart Vicky, thinking of you today and anxiously awaiting an update from your call with Dr. P.

    xoTiffany

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    1. Hi girlie- I know that "time" thing is so elusive these days :) Always so good to hear from you- even for just a moment or two :) xxoo

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  13. I cannot for the life of me think what minus 16 could be like. I think the lowest I have experienced is -2. Getting aaway? To Australia? If only. It sounds exciting. And I am one of those people who always has to have something to look forward to despite the yucky stuff that comes our way. It means you can put up with the other more unpleasant business in life if there is that pot of gold to look forward to. I am trying very hard to celebrate the good stuff when it happens (I know you do that) and you have inspired me lots this past year.

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