Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Brrrr! This Post Is Not About The Weather

Frozen Forsythia
This past Sunday, I left my kids, Tim, and the bucolic farm life to drive down to Southwest Oklahoma.

On my way, I sashayed through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to see how the wildlife were faring.

"You guys faring okay?"
"Huh, what?! Faring...what's that supposed to mean?
Deer @ The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge

Then I made my way further South and onto my husband's parent's house...where I spent the night.
The next morning, I was up dark and early at 3:50 AM.
I drove the forty miles on slick, icy (this is not a post about the weather) roads to Frederick to pick up my mom as she had knee replacement surgery scheduled thirty-five miles away at Altus at 7:00AM.
We arrived at the hospital in Altus at 6:30.

Frozen Forsythia II

A nurse came in to take her vitals and start prepping her for surgery. She glanced at Mom's ankles and lower legs and noticed a considerable amount of swelling.
The surgeon was in Mom's room within fifteen minutes examining her ankles and legs.

Frozen Forsythia III

Tests were ordered and to make a long story short, the surgery was canceled.
I drove Mom back to Frederick and then proceeded home encountering snow three fourths of the way home.
A wasted trip? No, I don't think so.
We're taking all of this one day at a time and trusting the Lord in it.

Gonna throw a fact out there. This AM it was 9 degrees with a windchill of -5.
Just a fact, a seriously cold hard fact.
Thanks for clickin' over,
In The Deep Freeze, Julie 


Jenn4him said...

Oh boy. Never fun. Sorry, but at least you are keeping the right attitude in all of this. And the pictures are beautiful. We are right there with you in the deep freeze!

Homeschool on the Croft said...

:( Sorry about your mum.
Like Jenn4him, I love the photos. And I love hearing about your weather. x

Eat, Fart and Bark said...

As always, I love the pictures. We will keep your Mom in our prayers. That had to be hard for her. Bible before Breakfast, lost two days this week but back on it. We are reading Isaiah, and found out a friend in OK started reading the same book this month with her boys. Cool.

timothymatters said...

I love those close ups and envy your lens. :)

Franbles said...

Sorry your mum didn't get her surgery, but as you say the Lord is ever in control. When I first saw your photo of the branch in bud, I thought it was a chicken leg! Yes, I'm going to get my eyes tested tomorrow - really!
God bless you! (and thanks for 'visiting')

CrossView said...

You should have stopped by here since you were on a major road trip anyway. :O)

Gorgeous wildlife shots!

And I'm glad it wasn't about the weather. It might have made me cold just reading about it. ;O)

50 Chubby Toes said...

Beautiful pictures ~ as always! I thought it was cold here at 28 degrees but 9 degrees! Now that's cold! Praying for your mom ~ keep us posted! Blessings, EMichelle

Brownie said...

Beautiful pictures. But just a reminder of how truly STINKING COLD IT IS! I'm sorry - I've had enough of winter. Right now as I am typing it is 10 degrees and we had more snow.

Stay inside and stay warm!