Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
~Charles Dickens

I don’t know what was wrong with us.
Mother and I couldn’t sleep last night.
We stayed up until the clock nearly struck 3AM!
We had slept well all of the other the nights here.
The weather turned bitter cold for the first time here.
I woke her up at 5:30AM
The outside temperature was 11 below zero (-23C) with a 23 below zero (-30C) wind chill.

I had planned to take her to the airport with Jaycee but with the extreme cold and weather Hubby’s sensible mind prevailed.

She packed all of her things.
I packed up the smoked turkey breast that I bought for her dinner party next week.
(She really liked the smoked turkey from our butcher here that we had for Thanksgiving)
I also packed some salt pork, bacon, dried beef, and beef sticks.
North Dakota food is flying to Philadelphia.
Maryland crab cakes flew here and we enjoyed them when she arrived here on the 15th.
I could not get over how scrumptious those crab cakes were!

We had a wonderful visit.
I did not get many pictures this time because we were too busy having fun.

Hubby and mother left in the cold at 6:30AM to make the drive to the airport.
He just called to let me know they made it to the airport without any problems.
We were worried about the fuel gelling in the truck.
Extreme cold temperatures were not expected this early so the stations have not started mixing fuels yet.
The plane is on schedule.
She is due to depart at 8:00AM.
She will fly to Minneapolis and from there catch her flight to Philadelphia.

Safe journey mother!

Her journey went well.
She arrived home to sunny skies and fifty
degrees (10c).



Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Sounds like a VERY COLD and almost bi-coastal dinner! I hope mom travels safely (and warmly)! ~ jb///

November 27, 2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Golly gee: Your mother is just about as cute as you are. Keep smiling, and stay warm....

November 27, 2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Crank up the fahr, and don't stray fahr from it ;)

Glad to hear their visit and journey to and from was good!

November 27, 2007 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you had a fun Thanksgiving. Mothers always make it better.

And I'm so happy to hear North Dakota food is traveling out of state!

November 27, 2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Sounds like a great visit with your mom.
The weather is getting colder and it was probably a good thing you stayed hme.
I am happy her trip back went well. Love the weather there wish it was like that here.

November 28, 2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ So glad you had a great visit with your Mother and glad she is safely home again. Nice selection
of music as a tribute to her. Your
weather is very cold and guess it will be for a while. We have been
sweltering here. Take care, Love, Merle.

November 29, 2007 5:49 AM  

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