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December 8, 2009

~Camping and a Winner~

Good Morning guys.....Have you been dragging the river looking for me ha ha!! I been camping....oh yes you heard me right !!! Is this not the most Beautiful camp site you ever seen...... This is my front walk way right now....And they call this Sunny California lol!!
We got over 1 1/2 foot in less than 3 hours WOW!!
Now along with all this fun snow here on my mountain top....it never fails when it snow we lose our electric and boy that's always so much fun....You see my house is all powered by electric here as we can't get natural gas on my mountain top.....Oh joy!! Len fire's up the generator so we have TV of course no man wants to be without his TV or frig......
This is how I cook...I kid you not...Girl got to have her morning coffee ha ha!! Hey I have through the years cooked some pretty good meals camping right in my own house....I fixed a pot of Chicken soup yesterday and Len and I spend the day watching DVD's and me napping in my old Red robe ha ha!!
This is our heater....We have all the comforts...but NO computer sighs....

Now as you know I was suppose to announce the winner also yesterday of my Christmas give away....well I also had a post all done for "Pearl Harbor Day" So before I lose my power again...let me get on with the winner....Its Sue at "I Need Mom" Congratulations Sue.... Sue's a fairly new blogger and a real doll...So Please if you have not met her go by and say Hi!! Sue Please email me your address so when and If I can get out of my driveway I get your gift off to you... I want to THANK all of you that entered....I hope to be able to come by and visit today...if Mr. Electric is nice to me ha ha!!! Now I have about 300 emails I need to also answer....
May all of you have a great day on your side of the mountain....


Connie said...

Yeah, sure, Sunny California!!! LOL I understand. But we actually did camp one weekend at Yosemite in the snow. I was fine with the fire and snuggling down in the sleeping bag but I was 25 years younger then, sugar! LOL Looks fun actually. We have a generator for such things.

Heather said...

wow! i'm jealous of all that snow!! i love your set up so you can still cook and watch tv!
congrats to the winner too :)

Sue said...

Oh, I'm so excited! I love these things and it is a treat to get them from you! Thank you so much!

I can't believe that is California. We have a winter storm warning for today and tomorrow...but we aren't expecting nearly that much snow...but high winds and frigid temps.

Thanks again so much...you are such a sweetheart!


Salmagundi said...

Stay warm! We have snow here in Colorado, too; but not quite that much. Congrats to your winner. So sad it wasn't me! Sally

Shelia said...

There you are! I was wondering what was going on! Oh,my the snow is gorgeous and you've just been a camping in your house! Hope you were able to stay warm. I'll bet your chicken soup was so good. I made some potato soup and cornbread last night!
Congrats to your winner and you stay warm!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh wow Gloria, thats alot of snow!! We were supposed to get some snow even here in the valley, but it never happened..
I was really excited at the prospect, but nope just clear blue skies.

I hope you have power and are keeping warm!!

Congratulations also to Sue!


Fabulously French said...

What beautiful photos! I adore snow and am hoping that we get some here in SW France.

It snowed a little last year so heres hoping we get some again this year.

Stay warm,


Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! I wan't to come and play in all that gorgeous snow!

Stay warm with no power though. Yikes and Brrrr!

Enjoy this joy filled season!
~Melissa :)

Barbara Jean said...

Oh this is wonderful, at least from my view, in my nice warm chair.

Glad you were set up to survive. =)))


barbara jean

Abatevintage said...

Oh that snow looks amazing.

Congrats to Sue.

Have a blessed day,

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Blondie's Journal said...

If I were ever stranded on a mountain, I would want it to be yours!! You have the 'know how' girl!! And...it's beautiful there!!

Congrats to Sue. She is a sweetheart!!


bj said...

OMGosh, girl...that is a hell of a lot of snow!! Brrrrrr is all I can say! :)

congrats to the winner of your adorable giveaway..you are always so generous.

Stay warm, eat good and hope your computer stays on!!
xo bj

Kammy said...

Congrats to Sue !
Yeah for snow....we have had the same for the last 3 days, but we are used to it in Colorado !

Justine said...

Oh Gloria, that is such a beautiful sight! Did you say a foot and a half? Holy cow! At least you've got the generator!!! Whew!

Congrats to Sue! She won my stuff! LOL

Justine :o )

Anonymous said...

Brrr. It looks so pretty, but I can live without it. All the slop and salt that gets tracked into the house no matter how hard I try to keep it cleaned up, and order everyone to take their boots off at the door. Good time for you for relaxing and snuggling down. Rosie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Gloria,
My dear, your snow has traveled to my house as we have Winter Storm Warnings as I write this! 6-12 inches is what they are saying right now. Lovely pics at your house and I am glad to hear your ok!! Hugs and Congrats to Sue! She's such a nice gal! Cindy

Anonymous said...

I saw your post and thought CAMPING? Gloria went camping? I'm going to see how she camps. OMG, I thought I would fall out of my chair laughing. Now, I have to tell you that when we had our home in the mountains in western N.C. we had the same problems, mostly falling trees weighted down with ice, would fall across the power lines. We had a huge gas tank though and our kitchen stove was gas and the fireplaces also. The big problem though was the pump was electric, so no water. And the power would be out sometimes 4 or 5 days. :( I wasn't near as smart as you about being prepared.
Those photos of the snao are awesome.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Ohhh my gosh, Sis! I had no idea that ya'll had gotten so much snow! I'm sorry about your electric...sure hope it stays on for you! We are looking at the same conditions right now...it's snowing like crazy and it's only 4 degrees out...brrrr! The wind is picking up so that makes for dangerous conditions! Russell should be home from work soon...I'm so glad because it's getting worst! Hehe...I may be camping tonight too! Hehe! At least ya'll are set up for it...love your little stove and coffee pot!!! You really must share the designer!!! wink!

Well Darlin'...you stay warm and I'll be praying that you keep your electricity!!! Just want to shout out a great big Congratualtions to Sue for winning your fabulous Christmas giveaway!!!

Love ya, Sis!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how I remember those days when I lived in the mountains in Oregon. We had a fireplace and a wood stove with 2 burners on top. That is how we kept warm and cooked. A pot of beans or stew and a pot of coffee or hot chocolate. Then the best of all, we would make snow ice cream. Seemed hard sometimes, but now my children share the greatest stories and memories of those times. Hope the electric stays on for you. Hugs, Marty

SmilingSally said...

Congratulations to Sue! And you keep warm, Gloria.

Carole Burant said...

Oh wow, look at all that snow! When one hears California, the last thing we think of is snow but I guess being up in the mountains, snow does reach you there:-) Thank goodness for generators and camp stoves but no computer....oh nooooooo! I go crazy if I lose my internet for an hour! lol We just have a sprinkling of snow on the ground right now but that's supposed to change. Tomorrow we're supposed to have our first big snowstorm of the season. I hope it doesn't get as severe as they're predicting. Yikes!

Congratulations to your winner:-) xoxo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Brrrr.....it looks pretty, but cold! Congrats to Sue...she won a great giveaway!

9405018--Pat said...

OMG!!!! Sunny California? I Love your beautiful pic....I'm with you a girl need her coffee...congrats to your winner....and stay warm and safe...Pat H

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my word! I had no idea you got snow like that ~ it is absolutely beautiful but not good that you lost power. I am thankful that you were warm and safe, had food and could watch DVD's. :-) I wondered where you were...thus my email. Take good care!

P.S. Congrats to Sue too~

Kat said...

Holy Cow! That is alot of snow! Glad that you and Len are prepared, I guess you could look on it as an adventure. The pictures are just beautiful (notice I said the pictures are beautiful, I DO NOT do snow!) Congrats to Sue, it's neat when a new blogger wins a give a way! Hope you are staying warm and snug, and that your computer stays up and running long enough to answer all those E-mails! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow what a winterland!! We are in the thick of snow too here in Co! Doesn't times like this make you thankful that you don't have to live without electricity and heat all the time!!

I hope you are feeling better these days friend.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats to Sue on her win!

Gloria, I can't believe you got all that snow! Oh, you poor cold little mama, you! Come down and live with your daughter in Florida, and you will never be cold again! Well, maybe not snowed in kind of cold. LOL! :-) Notice I didn't promise you wouldn't be hot. ;-)

Speaking of hot, I took a picture of my car temp (and then erased it). Try 81 degrees at 4:30 this afternoon. No humidity. Perfect weather. I took pictures of the amazing blue skies on my way to Central Florida, too. And I didn't know you were all snowed in, Gloria. Am sending you some sun to melt that snow and help keep your electricity on!

Hope all is well now. I've had a wild few days (will email you later), and now I'm down here getting ready to go to a party on Thursday and some other things. I'm tired and need to go to bed, but I missed blogging this afternoon. Got to play catch up!

Love you...


Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

girl...I almost thought you were showing photos of my back yard!!! we got that same storm here...only we got so cold that even the busses didn't run for the kids to go to school!!! It didn't matter, they are sick anyways...lol
-36C one night...thought my greenhouse would freeze right up!
glad you got the power back...so many miss you when you are gone!

Dawn said...

Oh girl, it looks so pretty but last time I went to the mountains in the snow I fell so hard on an icy road I said I'd never go again!
Sounds pretty romantic to be snowbound and camping out with Len. Oh, until he gets the generator going. If he's like my hubby he's asleep 5 minutes after he turns on the tv!

It's not looking good for Sunday with another storm coming in Thursday - Saturday. Between snow, ice, rain and fog I'd rather we all play it safe! I'll call you Saturday and we can see how it's going.

Stay warm!

Mary said...

Whoaaaa! That is some snow! I know it snows up there in them there hills, but I don't think I've seen anything like that this side of Tahoe! I do remember seeing some heavy snow in Pollack Pines a few years ago...we got out and played in it! We just had a little snow here yesterday...we couldn't believe it...its only been 12 years or so since it snowed, and not this much. What happened to global "warming"???LOL!
Good thing you had that camping gear!

Congratulations to your winner...she got some very nice things!

God bless,

Madeline's Album said...

Great pictures. Having an all electric house can be forbidding when the power goes off. Glad you have a generator. Growing up in Nevada City, California we used to get a lot of snow. Now that I live in Alabama whenever we do get snow I love it. We got one and one half inches Saturday. Not much but it was pretty while it lasted. Stay warm and have a blessed day. Congratualtions to the winner. Madeline

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Congrats to Sue for your wonderful give-a-way! Hope you're back with electricity soon -- Wow! Amazing snow - very pretty pictures there! Stay warm!

Carrie said...

That is a lot of snow...very pretty though. We got about 5 inches here in central Mass. Seems like a lot on the ground. Good thing I ran errands yesterday, cause I don't want to go out today. I've been fighting a cold since Sunday morning, so little posting has been done on either of my two blogs.
Enjoy your week, and Happy Holidays,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Gloria, it looks so beautiful, but I'm so sorry you were without power. It does sound like such a relaxing day to just watch movies in your old red robe (is that thing still in one piece?) LOL! laurie

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! That is a lot of snow! Where in California are you? My husband has family in Bakersfield, Ca. :) Congratulations to Sue! I found her blog recently and immediately signed up to follow along. :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The snow looks so peaceful. I love the look of fresh snow. I just wouldn't have to shovel it or drive in it. I'm glad we don't get snow here in sunny southern Cali. Today we are getting rain though. Close enough. At least you don't have to shovel rain. But it doesn't look as pretty.