Baby it's Cold outside!

This is out my window today! Blizzard like conditions. Zero visibility and school was released early. I was sooooo very worried about my kids riding home on the bus in this! I was going to go to the Post Office...then wait for my kids at the end of the driveway. Ya right! I got to the end of the driveway and there I sat! I could not see even 2 feet in front of me. I would not venture out in this, unless my life depended on it!

They have shut down the I-35 Interstate and have cancelled many events and stores are closing. The wind is blowing at about 35 mph, with higher wind guts then that. I bet anything the kiddies will not have school tomorrow. I am glad they got home safely. Those poor bus drivers. They never do get enough credit. They have to put up with a lot. I do give him a Christmas gift....So he does know that I appreciate him.

Ok folks, I was tagged twice to tell 5 things about myself, that you may not know. I then, am suppose to tag 5 people to do the same....but so many have already been tagged, I would not even know who to tag. Here goes...

1. I really do appreciate "The Simple Things in Life". The older I get, the more I appreciate them.

2. I moved out on my own, at a very young age of 14 (a couple months away from 15). And yes, I did finish High School and was on the A Honor Roll, when I graduated. School was very important to me.

3. Back Porch Pickins was built out of my Love for creating, but also because my husband was laid off from work. We did not know how we were going to pay our bills and so forth. I had just had my last little baby in Sept. of 2001 and he was laid off in Oct. So, we picked a Business name together, got a Minnesota tax ID number and worked and worked and worked and hit all of the local craft shows and made things work.

I have always created, sold at crafts shows and consigned at stores, but had let things lay for a while....missed it immensely. They say everything happens for a reason and now I feel very BLESSED, to be able to create and share my handmades (and patterns).

4. My beliefs are simple. I feel...you get what you give. You reap what you sow. When a one door closes another one opens. Do unto others as you want done to you. Be kind to one another. Always have a Dream. Live Life to the fullest. Be the best you can be, in everything you do!

5. I have never been hospitalized for anything (except having my 3 children). No broken bones, no fractures, not stitches, not anything....KNOCK ON WOOD! I better count my lucky stars!

In a "nut shell", I know not very interesting. But that is me. I don't expect much. I am happy with where I am in life. I appreciate life and I feel BLESSED. I have 3 beautiful healthy children, a husband who supports me and loves me just the way I am and we live the "GOOD LIFE", in the country on 10 acres. What more could a girl want. Life is Good!

I have taken up enough space and am working on a set for eBay. So, I must go. Stay warm. Take care and have yourself a great day! Many Blessings, ~Tonya


Lorraine said...

BRRRRR!!! That picture make me COLD!!
Thanks for sharing such wonderful things about yourself:o)!

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Good Morning Tonya! It's fun to learn more about our cyber friends through this tagging thing, isn't it? Hope all is well with you. Stay warm!


Annie said...

Oh lordy...Look at that snow....The sun is shining in PA today but that won't last...never does...
Stay Safe my T!
Hugs Me