We had a record amount of snow fall in Dallas yesterday (over 12"). Typically I love it when we get snow: having a day with nothing to do and an excuse to stay in bed and keep warm is right up my alley!
Today, however, was to be my annual Valentine luncheon.
My wonderful friend Cynthia was flying in from Jackson, Mississippi yesterday. She made it as far as Houston and then had to turn around and fly back home after enduring six hours of Dallas-bound flights being delayed and then cancelled.
So many of my plans were in place that I decided to proceed with my luncheon in spite of the weather. Most of my guests live nearby, and I received several encouraging emails along the lines of "I'll be there even I have to crawl through the snow!"
Last night I got all my tables set and was prepared to get up at 6 this morning and knock out the last of the food items on my list. I awoke, however, to discover that our power had gone out during the night. Everything I had left to do required the use of my oven. Our house was also freezing without heat. When 9:00 rolled around and our electricity had yet to be restored, I reluctantly used my phone to email everyone and postpone the luncheon.
I have sat home all day and alternated between trying to keep warm and looking sorrowfully at my beautiful tables thinking they might all be for naught.
Finally about a half hour ago, our lights came back on! I'm about to assess the state of things in my refrigerator (so happy for my Sub-Zero - everything still seems to be quite cold in there - of course the temperature inside my house was hovering at 50° which had to help) and then head back to the store as needed.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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