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What do you call it? 
Feb. 21, 2013 6:50 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 11:16 pm
Phew - what a day!  We were hit with this massive snow storm - as I'm sure many of you were - today and I am so grateful that all my family finally made it home safe and sound. 

The question is:  What do you call it when it is snowing, sleeting, AND thundering (I'm talking blizzard snow, stinging ice balls, and crazy loud/long thunder)???  My co-workers said it was called a big mess - I was trying to get more creative ----sneeth?  slowder? 

It took me 40 minutes to travel the 8 miles home, and had to stop twice to get the ice off the windshild wipers and also got stuck ON the highway . .  not in the ditch, not in a snowbank, but in the middle of the road.  The main thoroughfare in the middle of town.  It was crazy!  I wasn't the only one as people will stuck everywhere.  A city truck was on it's side in a ditch near my house.  I man pushing driveways with his truck ended up in my front yard and then the individual trying to help him out ALSO ended up in my yard.  Now it freezing rain adding to the mixture. 

I made some brownies for my guys this afternoon and they are half gone already!  Guess they were good . . .   we had stocked up on water and I had prepared some food ahead of time in case the electricity goes out.  Cold chicken is always good :)  The firewood is stacked and we are safe and toasty, so if we can't get out tomorrow that is ok.  I am praying that everyone who was hit by this is also home with the families. 

God Bless!
Feb. 21, 2013 8:32 pm
I' not sure what they call it either, but I would really appreciate it if you kept it there. Just stay safe and warm.
Feb. 21, 2013 9:10 pm
I love how you are prepared for life's little twists! Living on the coast has taught me to have a generator and extra fuel for it, store extra food, have bottled water on hand, but also to run a couple of bathtubs full of water if it looks like the weather is going to be bad. I've got flashlights and portable radios tucked away around the house. When Sandy hit, we were ready for it. The year before when Irene hit, we weren't. I learned my lesson! Hope all goes well for you and yours. Stay warm and safe!
Feb. 22, 2013 8:52 am
That kind of weather not unusual for Texas. We can have sunshine, thunder and lightening, rain, sleet and snow,wind all in the same day. The snow is not a regular affair for us though, thank goodness.
Feb. 22, 2013 10:54 am
We have that here in Oklahoma and just call it thundersnow..not very creative. Stay safe and warm y'all.
Feb. 22, 2013 4:56 pm
Doc we always keep flashlights/batteries/water/etc ready for tornado season around here. Char, Missouri is like that too - all four seasons in one day! Cowgrl, that is what I heard them call it on the news - thundersnow. Today the clean up has begun. 10 inches of snow. The main roads in town are cleared now, but our county road is a solid sheet of ice. More snow predicted for Monday!
Feb. 26, 2013 11:16 pm
Sneetering? Just a thought. Well I feel your pain with this cold up here in Maine. I live on a sailboat in the Caribbean but have been staying with my Dad up here for a few months. Last year, in the middle of a snowfall up here, I called from my boat and asked him where I could buy a good air conditioner. I guess I had this coming to me....... :p
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I am 49, married, have 3 children and 1 grandchild! My kids are 28, 27 and 13. My grandson is 6. I am a social worker for the state of Missouri and work with foster children.
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I love discovering 'quick and easy' recipes that I can pass along to those I work with. I like exerimenting with my slow cooker and getting creative with new side dishes. I use my NuWave oven ALL the time love it! Today I roasted 2 whole chickens and grilled a whole bag of frozen chicken breasts - lots of possibilities for this weeks meals!
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My grown childen and I love to cook together - chicken fettuccini alfredo is a favorite of my oldest sons, with our own version of alfredo sauce. My 13 year old son is really learning the fun of experimenting when cooking and has made his dad and I several delicious meals. My daughter is a vegeterian, so creating new dishes and flavors is our favorite time. And of course entering recipes into the contests at the state fair.
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My husband and I have entered recipes for 4 years at the state fair. We find we do best with the recipes that we completely make from scratch - and literally throw together hoping it turns out!! ha We have won 5 prizes.
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