Feb 2, 2011

Chilly these days

On Monday, the temperature dropped WAAAAY down below zero. With the windchill, Cheyenne was at -47 deg F. Without the wind, it was a balmy 12 below. Not so bad. There was almost no snow, and it was so cold that no snow stuck to the road at all...I think it blew on east to Nebraska or beyond. My pipes didn't freeze and my house was intact when I got there on Tuesday morning. Porter was so whupped by the cold that he headed right for the bed (complete with electric blanket) and didn't come off it till time to go back to work Tuesday afternoon. At the ranch, the overnight low was predicted to be 20 below, but this morning it was only -12 on the west side of the house and -8 on the east side, at 6:45. I know we didn't break past zero, but at least the sun came out and warmed the inside of the cars.

My big news is that my daughter is getting married!
My little girl
She brought her guy out in December to meet the rest of the family, and we all decided he was a keeper. I think he was relieved, and we were too. He called me last Friday to ask me if it was okay to marry her. I almost bawled right there on the phone. So nice to have a young man be as considerate as that! What he didn't tell me was that I am also on the verge of becoming a grandmother...at the end of July.
The kids!

Really??? Me??? A grandma??? I never imagined myself as a grandmother, although I am looking forward to it. I don't know if it requires an attitude change or if I can go on being the way I am. I look at my older sister, who has become this doting, clucking mother hen of a grandma over her first grandchild, and I know that I am not and never have been a mother hen, and don't know if I will ever be. I am thrilled beyond my own imagination, but wonder if I will be a success at grandma-ship.


Pondside said...

What a beautiful couple.
Congratulations on the expansion of your family - that's the greatest thing about weddings and births - you get more people to love.
You, a mother-hen?....time will tell! :o)

knittingdragonflies said...

Yay! Congrats! That is wonderful!

marit said...

You will be an awesome grandmother!!!

Beautiful couple:-) Has he got Scandinavian roots, or is Tor a comon name?

Take care- I hope you get some warmer weather soon... It's pouring down here...

Rani said...

OMG! Imagine all the tiny knits you are about to embark on! WHOO HOO! Congratulations on both accounts!

wildtomato said...

What wonderful news! I, for one, think you will be one awesome granny!

Wooly Works said...

I consider it our sworn duty to channel the spirit of Phyllis Orr to the upcoming generations! No clucking and doting for us. You and I will have to be the sassy, fun-loving, realistic, go-to-the-mat-for-our-own kind of grandmas so that our grandchildren have the same advantages our own children had!!!!

Iron Needles said...

I was a bit skeptical of the grandmother thing myself, and like to think of myself not a typical one. However! Those granbebe girls? They are the whipped cream, nuts, and cherries on my Two Scoop Hot Fudge Sundae of life!

I really had no idea what little enchantresses they would be!

Congrats on everything!

Kary said...

As I started to read, I honestly can not imagine that cold! Brrr ... I got chilled just thinking about it. AND - congrats on such wonderful news. Your daughter is beautiful, and her guy is so handsome. I hope they have a wonderful life together! Here is to a healthy mom to be and baby!