Friday, January 16, 2009

Fascinating News From Frosty New Hampshire

Good Morning all.

It is a frigid and I mean FRIGID morning here in New Hampshire. I just took a look at the thermometer outside and I believe it read -20 degrees. I do have to go out later this morning but thankfully I have the day off from work today so I can wait until it warms up a bit to maybe -10? Anyway, it's been cold all week but the last couple of days have been brutal. I am aware that it has been cold all over the US this week and we haven't been subjected to the worst of it, and for that I am grateful.

It's been a combination of sweet and sour in my world this week. A couple of good things, a couple of not so good things but it looks like everything will turn out alright in the end.
My son's girlfriend Jessie was involved in a car accident during one of the winter storms we had last week. She lost control on some ice and a truck ended up hitting the passenger side of her car. She suffered a concussion and some cuts and bruises but is recovering nicely. Her car...not so much. The insurance company totalled it and she is now on the search for a new car.

Last Saturday night, George's son Jon was also involved in a car accident. He was broadsided by a van that ran a stop sign, both were going approximately 50 MPH. Jon has a fractured leg, cuts and bruises. The worst of his injuries however, was a cut eyelid, which they had to stitch since it was cut pretty bad. He has since had to go to Boston to see a specialist because they saw on the CT Scan that there was still glass in his eyelid. Wednesday night he had emergency surgery to remove that and now he is on the mend. We saw him last night and he looks much better but he will be out of work for about a month. His truck is also totalled and he is now on the search for a new vehicle.

On a happier note, I got a huge raise at work the other day. I was due for my performance appraisal on December 16th but didn't get it until yesterday. That's was worth the wait and I will get what was owed to me in a retroactive check.
I guess I am doing a good job. :-)

George and I also secured a JP for our wedding, which will be on February 1st. We have decided to have it here at our house with just immediate family and a couple of close friends, around 25 people. Cozy and intimate, quiet and sweet, that's what I want. I am going shopping today for a dress. Wish me luck. I have decided to keep an open mind instead of looking for something specific. I think I'll have a much better chance that way.

I also have to go to WalMart and pick up a few things. My plan is to get my errands done quick so I can come back home and stay warm. I want to make something super delicious for supper tonight too so I've been combing the online recipe sites looking for a new recipe. I have narrowed it down to something with chicken. I am thinking maybe Chicken Marsala. I've never made it but it sounds and looks good.

I just heard the dryer buzzer go off so I have to pull the sheets out of the dryer and make up the bed. I hope you all are staying warm.

Mega hugs to you all.


Karla said...

Sorry to hear about the kids! Hope they start feeling better soon. Broken bones haunt you for your whole life I think, they have me anyway!

Glad you finally set a date *hugs* You deserve to be happy my friend!

Intense Guy said...

Gosh, I'm glad the kids are/will be okay. Buying a new car always sucks because of how painful the dealerships make the process but maybe now that they are "hungry" they won't be screwing around as much.

I'm glad you set a date - wow, its only a couple weeks away now! Where do I send a wedding present?

And congrats on the raise! seems like icing on the cake huh?

Punkn said...

Chicken marsalla is a wonderful choice. Wow you will be a married woman again in only a few short weeks. That is awesome.

Congratulations on the raise. I'm sure you deserve and then some.

I hate to hear about the accidents but at least they will both be ok. Things can always be replaced.

Tori_z said...

I'm glad Jessie and John will both be OK. Shame about the cars, but the people matter more.

Congrats on the raise. And good luck with the dress search. :)

AliceKay said...

I hope Jessie and Jon heal soon. Winter weather isn't very kind to some of us. Always leads to accidents of some sort.

I hope your wedding day will be everything you had hoped it will be. Best wishes to you both. (Karen's baby shower is the same day)

Stay warm out there. *hugs*

LadyStyx said...

Glad the kids are ok.
Marsala...yum! Between you and Queenie Jeanie's blog, I think I gained 25 pounds just reading. *sigh*

YAY! On the JP and securing a date. We're so happy for you!!

ChicagoLady said...

Wow, I'm so glad Jessie and Jon will be ok. I'm sure they were both pretty scared.

Congrats on the raise and getting the JP. I'm sure you'll find the perfect dress to wear on your special day!