Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts, Thanks & Winter pics

Well, we did it? Oklahoma beat yet another all time record for the most snowfall since 1923. After receiving 24 inches in our backyard last week, we were hit with another 9 inches starting around 12 am Wednesday and lasting until 1 pm. yesterday. They had just cleared all the streets and were ready to give the go ahead for back to school when this storm came in. So we have yet to return to school and as of today are still out. I am not sure if they will be able to get the roads in shape enough for them to return on Friday but I do know they are working around the clock. We aren't just dealing with the snow now, we are experiencing record low temperatures as well. So they have to figure that into the equation for those kids who walk and who wait at a bus stop! It has been 7 BELOW ZERO and that is NOT with the windchill! CAN YOU SAY BRRRRRRRR!!

I had to get out and see my Shoulder Dr. and was the only patient they had LOL. Before all the snow (LAST WEEK) I had gone into my regular session of Physical Therapy and had been experiencing some pretty severe pain. My awesome therapist was concerned and after conferring with her boss they took me off of strength training and just did some light stretching. He also gave me some exercises to do at home which I was thankful for because with the winter storm last week, they were closed, and I wasn't going anywhere. So a couple of weeks has gone by and my pain is still intense. I was able to make an appt. for Wednesday and just prayed that he wouldn't cancel and that I could get there to find out what was going on. After seeing him he has taken me off of all physical therapy and said that I have got some severe inflammation going on and really need to do nothing for 3 weeks and then we will see where we are from there. BUMMER!

My sweet husband made sure he filled up the bird feeder and spread out some deer corn. It didn't take long for the birds to come and they went for the deer corn too !! I had purchased Deer chops (which is basically chopped up deer corn) to actually use for the corn bags we are making and decided that it wasn't the best thing, so we used it to feed instead. Never did we think the birds would like it soo much :) Here are a few of the shots my husband got on Wednesday afternoon after the snow had stopped and the sun came out

I am so thankful to live "out of town" where we can see Gods beautiful creatures like we do! So thankful to have had this time with my family and even though everyone is ready to get back to their "normal routines" it has been such a gift to have had these past two weeks of snow days. Memories that will no doubt be remembered for years and years to come!



Enjoyed the pictures, please stay safe and warm. My prayers continue for your precious shoulder sis. I love you, and miss hearing from you. My new email address is -

The Real Me!

Cardinals are so pretty. I had one stare at me through a window the other day while I was sitting at the computer. He was so curious.
We had the robins in our backyard yesterday. I'm glad they found us in the new house. LOL!
I sure hope your shoulder heals up my friend. It hurts me just hearing you talk about it.
Have a fabulous snow day. I won't talk about our weather. LOL!

Sara G

Awww those birds are sure glad and thankful for the food. My family wishes that we had more snow, at least hubby does but I'm ready for the "normal routines". I will keep you in my prayers for your shoulder and hope you feel better soon so you can get back into PT. Hugs! Have a great day!


Enjoyed reading your update, stay warm friend!!

Nana's Nuggets

Good Morning Loren, I love those pics, I so heart birds! been feeding mine to! ok, just read Stacy's blog(Coffee with me), and she is having a terrible time with various probs! I too have had a terrible time w/ what Dr. is calling tennis elbow! Pain.... girl take care of that shoulder, all I know to do is pray for each other! Hope yall get warmer as well! love and blessings!

Sassy Granny ...

Fabulous! My heart goes out to those of you that have endured rugged winters, but I must say I'm a wee bit jealous, too. We got a smattering, but mostly we've had rain. It's tough to capture a stunning rain picture :)

Stay warm & healthy. Spring's on the way!



WOW! a lot of snow for you guys! If I didn't know better I'd think you lived here in Minnesota with me. However...I hate to tell you this...but we were 18 below this morning! It's just nasty, bitter cold and it's really no fun...especially since we have YET to get a snow/cold day out of the whole thing! Oh extra days to make up at the end of the school year!

Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Three weeks is a long time. Hope the inflammation starts to subside and you're feeling back to tip-top shape really soon!

Sending warm thoughts and happy snow days to you from tropical Minnesota. Hope you enjoy the beauty of the sparkling white and that you can snuggle up in front of a cozy fire or under a cozy blanket and enjoy the blanket of white that surrounds you!

Peace and blessings to your day!

Girly Muse

These pictures are gorgeous!!! Your husband has a gift, that is for sure.

So sorry you're hurting! :( Makes me sad. It's been a long road, goodness...will be praying for relief and healing!

Try not to go stir crazy over there. :) Love you!!!

Betsy from Tennessee

Hi Loren, So sorry to hear about your shoulder pain. Hope they can find out what is going on.. I have some Carpal Tunnel issues going on --but so far, haven't been to the doctor. My regular appointment is in April. Don't know if I can hold out that long though.

Unbelievable what this winter has given to you all... What a record. I know you are probably sick of the snow by now. We've had snow here --but not much overall... Don't think our winter has been as bad as last year's so far.

We love seeing the critters up here also. It's just such a joy. Glad you are feeding yours.

Take care and try not to use that shoulder.


Can you believe all this snow and COLD!! Love the snow, not so much on the temps though!!

Sorry your shoulder is still that bad, will definitely keep praying for you in that area!!

Great pictures Brian!!


Love the Cardinals! A sign of the King of kings!
Jesus is coming soon!

Choosing JOY in this season,


Glad someone is taking care of our feathered friends! Winter can be harsh for them. Sorry about your shoulder giving you more issues. Not what you need after all you have been through.

Stay warm friend, and hopefully this will be the last of winter that you folks see.


Loren, I will be coninuing to pray for your shoulder pain to be relieved.
Thank you for sharing these great pictures. We are enjoying the snow, the birds, and the precious time together, too! Have a Blessed Thursday!


I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope that rest will quickly make the inflammation a thing of the past.
We had some snow overnight, but not nearly as much as you got. I'm also happy to say that our temperatures didn't drop as low as yours.
Birds are flocking to our feeders as well

Pain to Purpose

I loved the pictures! I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder, too. Sending prayers for a quick healing!


Beautiful sentiments expressed here, Loren. And the pics of those birds. Wonderful! I love snow so I thank you for sharing it with me!


Jennifer @ Studio JRU

Oh no... I am sorry to hear about the shoulder set back. I will be praying for healing! And those birds... all those beautiful birds. LOVE. I have never seen so many cardinals all together like that. That is amazing! We have 2 that hang around. The are gorgeous to look at.
♥ Jennifer


I am so sorry that you're in pain and am sending healing thoughts and prayers your way! And that is a load of snow you've been getting. Wow! The freezing temps and being snowed in! The kids are probably loving it, though. Snow days are always great guilty pleasures.

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