Monday, March 2, 2009

UPDATED Live Report from Bloggingham Palace ~ Blog Angels, Batteries and Cheese Toast


Monday morning outside at left. More updated photos below. This how it all started:

5:30 pm Sunday evening
As the



unexpected snowstorm of the century
approaches, I want you to know I'm on it. Reporting live and watching every little winter crink in the sky approach the castle. So far this is what I see.

Nada.
But not to worry....
I'll be here 'til the last snowflake falls, till the last tree branch breaks, 'til the last can of beanie weanies ...uh....beans.
Pencil Skirt is on it.

I just hope I don't fall down.

Update: 12:30 am Monday morning... Look what we have here. Brrrr! It's cold (and dark) out and yet I risk life and limb (ha!) to step outside the palace walls and report this March snow phenomenon to you.





Heavily laden with ice and dangerously close to the castle - the limbs are beginning to worry me a bit.
Maybe I should sleep in the dungeon tonight.

I peek around the corner and see....



A fresh clean slate to walk upon.....
quiet
lovely
midnight

magic








The universe is asleep

and
I have electric insomnia.
Do you feel it?


2:00 AM
It is pouring snow. The power lines are dipping and swinging a bit.
Not to worry. I have lots of candles and blankets.
Won't you spend the night and have a little blogjama party with me?

We could make blog angels in the snow.


All is peaceful in Bloggingham tonight.














Good morning to you.
Monday morning 11:30 am
Hitting the highlights. I step outside and walk 5 steps and twist my ankle.
I scream. I stop. I scream again. And then I say something unbloggable.
I THINK it's OK now. People, I walk 4 miles a day for exercise, why can't I walk in the snow?


After the pain and nausea ended (stop laughing) I aimed my camera at a few things. Doesn't that sound sophisticated?
The batteries died.
New batteries.
Uh huh.

Stop laughing.

I turned my twisted self (sorry Dawn) back into the house and said something unbloggable. I now have exactly 16 batteries recharging all over the house at one time.

Stop laughing.

I am nothing if not determined.

I have more coffee. I repent for what you didn't hear. I grab the camera phone. We go outside. I'm afraid the snow is going to melt before I find batteries and salvation. I find this lovely ice sculptor on my grandfather's boxwood bushes out front.

I hear a beep.
I hope it's my grandfather calling from the great warmer beyond. (Heaven has space heaters ya know....)


The phone battery is dying.
I kid you not.

I go back inside. It is not pretty.
1:31 PM
It is STILL snowing here.
I charge the phone, take off my boots, warm up my nose and drink more coffee. Truth be told, I felt like crying but I didn't. Ya wanna know why? Because I went to the refrigerator to get some cheese to make cheese toast. I dropped the stick of butter in the floor (oh. yeah. it.was.the.last.one) and all of a sudden I burst into laughter looking at the margarine mess and couldn't stop.

I am nothing if not insane.

At this moment there are 16 batteries still laughing at me plugged into their little warm snug spaces in the walls and I'm hungry for cheese toast with a slightly sore right ankle.


But what did I promise you?

Neither sleet nor hail nor locusts nor snow banks nor slippery Melanis would keep me from reporting the storm of the century.

I'll be back.

I need to clean up the butter.






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49 comments:

Jeff B said...

Just so long as you don't have to resort to cooking those beans.

Mimi Lenox said...

Let's hope I don't lose power tonight. I don't want to eat them cold!

Sarge Charlie said...

Jut to make you feel better it is cold in Florida this morning, low 60's with a north wind.
Thanks for all the nice comments on my story. My kids will not be able to say they know nothing about me.....

Kitten said...

So far we haven't lost power here...knock wood!

Summer said...

Yes, please try not to fall. Beautiful pics, Mimi.

Mojo said...

I ventured out around 2:00 AM to capture a few scenes of winter wonderishness from the Eastern Lands. But I rather suspect that Bloggingham got more actual snow than we did here. (What. You're surprised?) We got our usual slush, but the trees looked pretty neat.

And you do tempt me so... I can't think of anyone I'd rather have a blogjama party with. (Oh my, that was terribly forward of me wasn't it? My apologies.)

*sigh*

The Gal Herself said...

Beautiful photos! I love snow. But I worry about the power outage. Sure, maybe you'll get cold and you could starve without a way to cook your beans, but forget that. YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BLOG! Please get a palace generator. I don't see why WE commoners should have to miss your posts, just because of some little old Act of God.

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Elisabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the snow as long as I don't have to go out in it!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Just lovely Mimi ... did you ever get to sleep??

meleah rebeccah said...

great photos. Im basking in the snow day over here too.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Sorry Mimi... the fluffy white stuff just doesn't do anything for me! I wonder why????
Glad you are enjoying it though ;)

Julia Scissor said...

I hope you are /were warm and safe during the snowstorm. I wonder snow is like. I like in a tropical country and my city is mostly hot and humid.

Getty72 said...

Stunning! Simply wonderful!!! I loved your night time photos. Kinda makes me want to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire supping red wine and toasting marshmallows. Thank you so much for sharing this magical moment and I look forward to the next installment.

Oooops I do hope you haven't caught my insomnia.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

So, you are a klutz? I didn't think queens were klutzes. Bwahahahahahaha. What a delightful adventure.

Have a terrific snow day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

I live.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sarge - Your series is wonderful. I learned a lot of history too. Thank you for your service to our country.

Mimi Lenox said...

Kitten - Losing power is NO fun unless George Clooney or Hugh Jackman are around. Seen em?

Mimi Lenox said...

Summer - I should have asked for prayer first.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mojo - You had blogsomnia at 2:00 am too? Great minds.
We have, I'd say, 4 1/2 inches and it's going to be 13 degrees tonight with another winter storm warning for black ice. It will re-freeze.
Then the real fun will begin.

Not forward at all. Flirt received.
Registered.

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh, Gal - I think God is laughing at me. Did I tell you He has a great sense of humor? But you know that.

Wait a minute! You're not concerned about ME? Just as long as you get your blog posts huh....off to the dungeon with ya!

(just kidding....)

Mimi Lenox said...

Elisabeth - That's why I couldn't sleep last night. I wanted to watch it. I'm so childish sometimes.

Mimi Lenox said...

Eric - Around 4:00 am.
The wind kept blowing the tree limbs precariously over the eve of the house. Several of them look today as if they might break right in two.
I hope not.

Mimi Lenox said...

Meleah - Time seems to stop when it snows, doesn't it?

Mimi Lenox said...

Julia - You are from India, right? Ah. The wonders of blogging. I can share my snow with you.

If I could wrap some up and ship it to you I would.

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - Because you live on a iceberg in Newfoundland. I'll bet that's it!

But it's March! Get this. On Saturday it will be 68 degrees here. Amazing.

Mimi Lenox said...

Graham - We do seem to be night owls. I am my most creative at night and yet I sooo need to get to bed and sleep. I don't always listen to my body's internal clock when I should.

I will make up for it tonight. I doubt I'll be going anywhere tomorrow either.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mimi Lenox said...

Goodbye "Mikes" - You are a spammer. Delete buttons are wonderful things.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandee - I wasn't wearing my pencil skirt. That was the problem.

Akelamalu said...

All that snow would be my worst nightmare! :0

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Bloggingham Palace is looking rather isolated and snowbound.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Bloggingham Palace is looking rather isolated and snowbound.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

Great pictures. Sorry about the ankle, the dying batteries and the dropped butter.

Autumn said...

*sigh* Strange weather phenomena. In Colorado, in March, our high today is 70. This is just wrong...
Is your ankle okay, Your Highness?

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - When the 13 degrees hits tonight and it re-freezes, then the nightmare begins. Yuk.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-luc - I am definitely snowbound.
And isolated.
But I like that part.

Mimi Lenox said...

Southern - Did you get snow too?
It's insane!
And thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Autumn - 70 degrees today?
I'm jealous except you don't have this pretty mess to look at. That part is nice.

It's supposed to be 68 here Saturday.
Go figure.

And no, my ankle is NOT OK.
I just took a shower and changed clothes. When I stepped into my slacks and turned my foot....ouch.

Mimi Lenox said...

Autumn - But thanks for asking! (smile)

Tarheel Rambler said...

You're much better at reporting this catastrophe (OK, I exagerate) than I am. I went out long enough to take two pictures, that looked essentially the same, and then went back inside to my coffee. But I wanted to make sure I didn't end up with a sprained ankle or worse because I don't do well on ice. Maggie the Wonder Dog had to keep her legs crossed until it thawed a bit.

Anyway, I'm sorry that you twisted the Royal Ankle. You need to be more careful. I suggest a nice cup of coffee, a warm fire, and a good book for the rest of today. Tomorrow this mess starts melting.

Mimi Lenox said...

AngelBaby - Thank YOU for writing such a beautiful and uplifting comment. I needed that!

Smooch.

Mimi Lenox said...

Tarheel - I had to drive in this mess today. It was not fun. There is still a lot of snow in Bloggingham. You were wise not to venture out too far.
It's melting slowly.....holding on for the weekend.

Bond said...

6" here on Saturday night...the world stopped...I kid you not...

Cheese toast? Is that the same as grill cheese sandwich? OH and if you get the butter off the floor within 5 seconds, there are no germies...

Margo Moon said...

Crazy about the idea of making blog angels! What a concept.

And, of course, I NEEEEEEEED some cheese toast.

Ricardo said...

The storm was a total mess! I just dug out my car. I'm sick of it all. Really I am!!!

RennyBA said...

Bloggingham Palace looks beautiful. Just like the winter wonder land we have in Norway right now. I just love it and remember how much more we appreciate spring and summer when it finally comes - after this :-)

Ferd said...

It was a beautiful morning, wasn't it!?!
You took some lovely pics!
I worried about you falling down. Glad you and your pride are okay!
: )

Travis said...

Sorry I'm late to your snow adventures! I'm proud of you for not falling down when you twisted your ankle.

There must be a pencil skirt medal for that.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - I want my medal and I want it now.

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