Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Friday, January 4, 2013

There Will Be Snow, There Will Be Frags, and There Will Be Snowy Frags!

Last winter those of us who live in the Central Wisconsin portion of the Frozen Tundra were gypped out of both snow and cold.

I am VERY happy to report that is NOT the case this year.

There will be snow.

There will be frags.

There will be snowy frags!!!!

So - - - since it's Friday - - - let's get this fraggy party started:
* * * * * * Snowless Frag I * * * * * * 
I won a wee little flock of wee little sheep from Cathy B at Spot on Cedar Pond.

They arrived last night, and other than being sorely stuck in the mailbox and nearly freezing their tails off waiting for Fisherhubby to get home from work and pry them loose - - - they seem to be fit as a fiddle.

Aren't they adorable?

All I had to do to win them was STUFF Cathy's posts with comments.
* * * * * * Snowy Frag 1 * * * * * *
Fisherhubby says this is me.  I'm the sneezer, he's the geezer on the ground!

Now people, really, I CANNOT HELP it that I sneeze like a bull in a china closet.

It does make me giggle to think about my sneezes stabbing a carrot right into FH's chest though - - - oh there are times I could only hope for a good carrot nose, a great aim, and a rip snortin' sneeze!


I blatantly STOLE this cartoon from Doreen McGettigan, she posted it the other day and I know not WHERE she got it.
* * * * * * Snowy Frag 2 * * * * * *

Two very precious snow bunnies!   It's snowing in North Central Indiana this winter too! 
* * * * * * Snowless Frag 2 * * * * * * 
Son-in-Law Number One getting to know his little first cousin once removed, Finley, recently at Peepaw's house.

I heard RUMORS that Son Number One brought nerf guns to said event for the "kids" and the BIG KIDS did most of the playing with them.
* * * * * * Snowless Frag 3 * * * * * * 
Son Number Two went to Daughter Number One's house for Christmas.  We were able to enjoy the celebration TOGETHER via the wonderful technology of Skype.

If you look closely, you will see FH and myself on the TV.

On second thought, don't look TOO closely, I was having a bad hair day.
Later in the day Son Number Two, Kyle, was able to have a little snuggle time with his niece, Piper AND her new tablet.
* * * * * * Snowy Frag 3 * * * * * * 

Actually, the snow is strictly optional in this one, it is merely acting as a vehicle to hold the object of interest.

Fisherhubby got a new bow for himself for Christmas.  When he went to pick it up and shoot it for the very first time, he shot his second arrow right into the end of the first.

He thinks we should mount this evidence of his shooting prowess on the WALL.

I think not.

I asked him if anyone SAW him do it.

He said Roger, the shop owner, saw it.

I told him he SHOULD have had Roger send home a note of authentication.
* * * * * * Snowless Frag 4 * * * * * *

Piper Angel, front and center, in her Christmas program at church.
Mackinley, also front and center, as Joseph in the Christmas program.

I hope all those OTHER parents and grandparents didn't mind that MY grandchildren outshone them all.
* * * * * * Snowy Frag 4 * * * * * *
This is Sister Pam and BIL Joe's car.

Notice the Sunshine State license plate.

Yep, they are "those" people who moved to Florida to AVOID snow and cold.

But on their RECENT trip to Central Indiana, the snow caught up with them.

I don't know if Sister Pam will ever again be able to DRAG BIL Joe out of Florida from November through May!

* * * * * * Snowy Frag 5 * * * * * *
BIL Joe may not like snow, but I SURE DO.  
I just love me some winter wonderland 
From November THROUGH May!

I don't want to see any bare ground
Or get any rain,
Or have a thaw for that ENTIRE time.
* * * * * * Snowy Frag 6 * * * * * *
The snow is optional on this one too.   Think of it as an extra special bonus!

Sunday when I was driving home, I "spied" this site out of the corner of my eye had HAD to drive around the block so I could capture it with my camera.

I did NOT KNOW that a Nebraska Cornhusker flag could peacefully coexist on the same pole with a Wisconsin Badger flag, especially since Wisconsin whipped some Cornhusker tail in the Big Ten Championship game a few weeks ago.

I'm thinking the Wisconsin flag should be flying OVER the Nebraska one.

But we won't mention Stanford flags on this blog at this time.

Nor roses "neither."
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Well, that's it for me and my frags this week.  That's all there is, there "ain't" no more.

So please hurry on over to Mrs. 4444's place 
To see all the other Friday Frags,
Snow or no snow!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great frags! The snowman cartoon cracked me up...I'm a sneezer also!
Happy Snow!
hugs, Linda

Cathy said...

What a great set of frags. Love the pictures of all the snow. We got it too and as long as I don't have to be out in it, it's wonderful!

Oh, I sneeze like an elephant trumpeting. A couple of years ago I was in a different office and when I sneezed, the guy in the office above mine would call me and give me a God bless you! That's how loud I can be. haha

Erin said...

I believe firmly in sneezing like you mean it. Otherwise, what's the point? That's so cool that you could be together through the power of technology. And last but not least, with those beautiful curls, Piper makes the most angelic of all angels I think!

Hootin Anni said...

I love 'em all...all your frags, but especially the one of Kyle and Piper. Oh, and being a Nebr. born native, I seem to appreciate the big red. Altho, I don't like the Cornhuskers much.

podso said...

Funny what you saw on the flag "pole". Truly jealous of all your snow. I did have to clear ice off the windshield last night and we had white frost on the ground this morning. Thats kinda a big deal for us and a credit card serves as a scraper down here in the south. I'm glad we're not the only family that uses "once removed" terminology, though a cousin once removed may take some thought. And I went to see Duke play this week, but that probably does not impress you as it's only basketball,and they are only #1 in the country. :-)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I LOVE the pictures of the snow!!! Ours is almost gone, so I'm relishing your!

I thought that I was a pretty loud sneezer, but DH is LOUD! He's gotten to where he'll give me a warning so I'm not scared out of my wits! ha!

Bill Lisleman said...

that was a good set of fragments. Arrows and skype I recall. Celebrating together with skype is becoming more common. Good thing no one was shooting arrows while it was going on.

A little side note (bottom note?) - I noticed a comment from you on my blogger comment control/manage page but not on the blog. I don't understand why Disqus didn't pick it up. I'll copy it over if it didn't show up yet. I've been getting hit with lots of spam lately which might have something to do with this.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I looked at the picture before I read what you said and I thought to myself "I love those little sheep", so glad you won them! Love the snowman joke. That is a pretty awesome shot by FH. Such sweet children in the nativity, especially yours of course!!!

Stacy said...

Snow and cold....BOO!! Cute kiddos and wee little sheep....YEA!!

KathyB. said...

The little sheep look very much at home, and why not, they live with a FUN family !

Your grandchildren are so cute Keetha, but i suspect you know that.

I like your "frags" post, catches us up,, ties up loose ends. Happy New year !

Alyx said...

Hey now.... I seem to remember Wisconsin getting a beating pretty recently here. :)

And I'm ready for some more snow here - ours is almost completely melted.

Sandy said...

BRR!!!!! What happened to WI.?
LOVED the snowman cartoon....
Snow picture of trees were great and in a picture....No snow here, but cold...
Have a great evening..I am all up for the game at Tundra Stadium..Uh, Lambeau Field in GB/Ash. tonight....GO PACKERS!!!!!!!
Love from NC

Lynn said...

When I sneeze it is a ten on the Richtor (sp) Scale. Everyone in my family has abandoned all hope of changing this. Enjoyed your frags! Could you believe what the Sooners did night before last?!

Traci Marie Wolf said...

I know this is going to sound ridiculous but as you all were gypped of snow, we were gypped of 50-60 degree weather, it was a warm holiday season, which I hate, although I am freezing right now so warm would be nice. I love the pictures of snowy frags. snow is my favorite, although it ties with rain and 70 degree weather.

Keri said...

Piper snuggled with her Uncle Kyle like that ALL DAY Christmas Day! Then Korie told me he said Piper is ridiculously cute. I do think perhaps she wrapped him around her little finger that day with all her affection. :) She always chooses Kyle or Chris for snuggling...I think they're kindred spirits.

Anonymous said...

we still have snow on the ground here in central pa from Christmas...
your photos are just delightful!!

Vidya Sury said...

Love your snowy frags! I have a feeling if I ever moved to a place where it snowed, I'll be loving it!

The little sheep in the first picture are so endearing! I can imagine holding them gently! The snow bunnies are adorable!

Your Friday frags are the best, Keetha, with such fun commentary!