Woo-Hoo! Snow and Ice in South Texas


We have snow and ice in South Texas today. We were supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow last night, but what we got instead with ice with an inch of snow on top of it, just about the worst case scenario. People think they can drive in the snow but don’t realize that there is treacherous ice underneath the snow. I had planned to go out to do errands and get to Juma’ today, but the weather is not cooperating. All flights are canceled or delayed. All the major highways-Interstates and such- are shut down. All schools are closed. The kids are out in the snow already, though. We haven’t had any measurable snowfall since 1985, so this is a real treat for the kids.

It is really icy under the snow, as I found out when I took Ernie out. He loved the snow. It’s been almost 2 years since he’s seen the snow when he lived in Ohio. He wanted to go too fast, though, and I don’t do as well on the ice. It was better to walk on the grass. I took a photo to post to Facebook. It’s pathetic compared to what the Northeast and Midwest have gone through, but it’s our pathetic snow and a big deal for us. That is all that’s on the news to day–cancellations and pleas for people to say inside and wait for the snow and ice to melt.

When I was in NY, Pattie gave me an ice scraper. It will come in handy if I do go out later today. I need to get to Best Buy and I would like to get to Juma’ but it all depends on the weather. Thank you, Pattie.

I entered the Webseminar late last night for The Chicago School. It was a great seminar and I pray that they accept me soon and I can get going on my program. I am applying to the Certificate program and so I will probably be accepted. Then I can go on to my Master’s degree after that. Instead of a thesis, a report is due every eight weeks about your volunteer or job in forensic psychology. They also offer the Power of One, a summer session in one of three countries, which I would like to do when I enter the Masters program. There is an emphasis on service and that is where I really want to go. It is also approved by the APA. It means that it is a rigorous course, so they can be very selective. There are usually only 10-15 people in a class. They have everything they need, so I am just anxious to be accepted and start. I hope I can get financial aid and used textbooks. It was an excellent presentation and my admissions adviser called in the afternoon to answer any questions I had. But the seminar was so thorough.

I may work on my book. I got a call from Balboa Publishers, but I don’t want to pay to have it published. Maybe John’s contacts will help. I worry about the book not being focused but it is an autobiography with focus on my conversion, so I think it’s okay.

Well, I’d better get to work doing something.

About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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