Saturday, February 17, 2007



Isn't this tag just the cutest????  Shelly, Roxymama, made it for Missie for her birthday in our PSP group.  Of course, I have no pride and beg any tag I can get.

Life is still frozen and white in western Pa.  We have about 18 inches on the ground.  Thursday was a total day of frustration.  Life was expected to resume as normal.  Living 50 miles north of Pittsburgh puts me in the second tier of lake effect snow off of Lake Erie; a semi frozen tundra; not as bad as Erie or Buffalo but far worse than suburban Pittsburgh.

My driveway was done with a snowblower by my neighbor Wednesday evening.  Yet, once again, Thursday morning I got hopelessly stuck in it, let alone navigating the lane.  I broke my icescraper on the ice, lost a glove and after at least 20 back ups, I did get out.

So, I left work a couple of hours early and went straight to the tire store and bought 4 Bridgestone snow tires for my car.  Dang, it about killed me to put yet another $300 on my credit card for vehicles.  It might as well have been 3,000.  Off topic...but one reason I hate February is that it is a short month and knocks all my bill paying totally off schedule.  LOL...give me a 31 day month any day.

Long story short....whoo hoo, it was the best $338 I ever spent.  I can plow through anything and not get stuck. Grand Am looks so souped up with the huge tires on it; almost like a four wheel drive.  Of course, I fussed and fumed about it until I actually tried getting in and out of that God forsaken alleyway of mine.  Poor Joey and my BF had to put up with my OCD'ing.

Anyway, I'm pimping another journal.  Tracy, LatteDah, has opened up her recipe journal.  It's awesome.  I'm planning on picking one for tomorrow's dinner.  Welcome To MaMa Moser's Recipes!

Have a good weekend....a long one for me...President's Day is on Monday; the last of the holidays until Memorial Day in May.



midwestvintage said...

 Your up by my son and he says it has been terrible gettin around.  Just bitterly cold here but it is suppose to warm up next week.  Yippy.  Isn't it wonderful what a difference tires make.


nightmaremom said...

colder then all get out here.... but it stopped snowing!!  Yeah!!!!  Roads are clear and driveway is almost to the pavement..... I'm happy....
love ya

queeniemart said...

that is an awesome tag above!
man, this weather has about done me in too. It is snowing has ice in the snow..the roads home this morning were unreal. I also bought new tires last fall and if i hadn't, i wouldn't have made it home all week. I need spring. I hope you have a good weekend. LOVE you,lj

my78novata said...

yes the recipe journal is awesome. oh yeah beg borrow any graphic. new tires works needs themon my truck. mine for my big 4 wheel drive ar 600+ at walmart . so holding back a bit if I can to get the most out of these tires . glad your happy with yours.
we woke up to a surprise snow all is white and its still coming down. now they say more tonight. I had one of those dyas yesterday. woke up 8 degres daughters car froze shut after she opend the door nad started the car so it was running. my truck made a horrid nose (powers teering ppump out) and my nova in the garage that has a NEW battery three months old, it was dead seems the alerternator bad and drained it. So had to get daugther to respit providers. dad loaned her his car. Best friend two hours away calls and says she needs to talk isi nthe next city  can  I come to lunch . I nearly cry. call Hubby he helps me on the phone get my truck going and here I am finally on my way to see her. Dad nice and comes help get her car permenantly undone . Yes it was a day. DID THE IDES of march come early???????

jeadie05 said...

Chris I dont envy you all that snow ,and it keeps hanging on in there doesnt it ? our little shower came and went ,thankgoodness ,Im pleased traveling is better now you have your new tyres for the car( you say tire ,we say tyre LOL ) ,whats money if it keeps you safe , Jan xx

siennastarr said...

{{{{{Chris}}}}}}  I see you up in the corner... only you and Alisa.. as I am hiding from everyone else.  Just not up to chatting, I guess.  Been majorly depressed the last few days..
Anywho... I know how awful it is to have to constantly be adding more things on the old credit card.  Takes but a moment to put 300.00 smackeroos on it, but forever to pay it off, unless you make huge payments, which I generally could never afford to do! lol
Please stay safe and warm in all that snow you all are getting out there.  Sure wish we could get some rain here in Cali.  We are heading towards a drought, big time.  Should be fun this summer when the temps soar above 100 for half the summer and into the fall! :(  Not looking forward to that AT ALL!!

Love you

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:) stay warm


mrsm711 said...

New tires look so good expecially on my my favorite car ever - Grand-Am!
Our weather is still freezing, but hasn't snowed in weeks.  Thanks for pimping
MaMa Mosers Recipes.  :)    Tracy

queenb8261 said...

The snow came and went here, as it tends to do in Texas and we are supposed to have temps in the 60s.YAY.  I will send some sunshine your way so maybe you'll thaw a little bit. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Barb  

lisa41076 said...

Chris, have a great weekend, be careful in all that snow, glad you got new tires, cute tag on the top, Hugs Lisa

ally123130585918 said...

Chris hope that snow clears up soon ~ we only had a little here in the UK ~ your tyre's sound great and if it makes it safer for you that is money well spent ~ I got Tracey's recipe journal and it is great isn't it ~ Hope you weekend is going well ~ Ally

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you got snow tires!  Much safer to drive with!  Stay warm and safe!

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Yay for new tires!
I am chicken shit i won't drive in it
for nothing ~ hubby has to drive me around
in snow  Guess what i woke up to
this morning SNOW! It's only an inch or two..but oh
how i've been wanting's so pretty!
Have a good weekend Chris

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Hope you are surviving all the ice and snow; it has been so cold here also...spring must be right around the corner...I hope so anyway.
Have a great weekend!

chat2missie said...

18 inches!  I'm so glad we only have 8!  Hope you had a good Saturday.

princesssaurora said...

I am glad that your snow tires are giving you a good bang for the buck, so to speak!  Isn't it great when something does what it is supposed to do?

Yes, Mama Moser will be helping me with dinner soon too!

be well,

jlocorriere05 said...

The tag is gorgeous Chris! I'm glad your snow tires are getting you around, it's a lot of money but worth it if they do the job! I hope the snow soon clears for you all. Jeannette xx  

helloimkara said...

I love the tags!!!  Ferries are so sweet!  Maybe someday if I have a girl I can do her room in ferries!  haha! Anyways I can't even imagine driving in snow.  Being an AZ girl I went to college in UT where there was lots of snow and I got stuck all the time!  I finally gave up driving and either hitched a ride or took the bus haha!

Kara :)

penniepooh said...

I know this weather really makes things so difficult! So glad to hear you got those tires, you Hot Rod Mama! LOL Plow through that snow, girl! I`ve seen soooo many people stuck. Enjoy your long weekend.
Love ya xo

krspkrmmom said...

I know how ya feel--it's the same way on the other side of the state!  We got 15 inches here...and I got new tires on my Grand Am the day before the storm hit.  Good thing, since my street wasn't plowed!  My kids, on the other hand, have been enjoying their SIX DAY WEEKEND.  Anyhoo, have a good week!

Annie =)

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  I know that good feeling of plowing through the snow!!!!! Stay warm.

gehi6 said...

Oh, I think you were very wise to buy snow tires for your part of the country.  We always bought them in Utah and they saved us on icy roads.  I feel you are much safer now.  I still remember the Lake Eerie of that month in January in Geneva-by-the Lake.  I have often felt very sorry for you people in snow country when some big storm hits you.  Donna in Buffalo, you north of Pittsburgh.  I try to picturre it all in my mind.  I went back east then and once I flew to New York but moved to the L.A. area 6 different times from Utah.  Grizzley is having a time of it, isn't he?  Well, you are a very nice pet owner because you are concerned with your pets.  My cats I inherited when Pierre died are with a cat lover now and are being well taken care of.  I could not have asked for a better home for them.  It gives me peace of mind.  Maggie moved and could not take them with her.  Gerry

shayshaydc said...

I don't have much of a need for snow tires here but I do need another set of regular tires for my car!!!! It is going to have to wait until I get my taxes back and then I will get a new set or at least 2 front tires!!!!