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Yesterday was wild and wooly, weatherwise.   I was born and raised in Oklahoma and yesterday’s storms were the strangest I’ve ever seen.   Tornadoes just kept popping up every where.  I’m not sure there will ever be a count of exactly how many there were. 

We were luckier than a lot of others.  We had no damage and no one hurt.  There was a small tornado that touched down less than a half mile south of us, one that was a mile and half south,  and another a mile and half northeast.  That’s enough exciting weather to last me for a while.

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Kerry came down for a visit yesterday.  We had planned on going to a mexican restaurant for lunch, but after talking about things we would like to someday do and see, we ended up here.

Pops, on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops carries a selection of 400+ ice-cold sodas and sparkling waters from around the world.  The food in the restaurant is good, but seating is limited.  So I would recommend visiting in the off hours if you’re in the area.  Of course you can shop the bottled sodas and souvenirs anytime.

Inside Pops - front Inside Pops - back

We had a good time and will definitely visit again.

Just down Rt 66  from Pops, is the historic Round Barn of Arcadia.


The round barn was built in 1898.  It is the only truly “round” barn (most are actually hexagonal or octagonal), the Barn is 60′ in diameter, 45′ in height and is two stories high. The upstairs loft has a wooden floor and an architecturally impressive ceiling. The structure was designed with the notion that being round would help it withstand Oklahoma’s tornadic conditions. Not sure if it is scientifically accurate, but the barn has been standing for almost 110 years.

I’ve been working on various projects but don’t have anything to really show for it.  I do have a progress pic of the September Woods socks.  I’ve turned the heel and now I’m doing the gusset decreases.

September Woods sock

I am hosting the Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, so I better get busy straightening the house and baking pie.

For those that are celebrating, “Happy Thanksgiving.”

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I think Oklahoma got moved further north without anyone knowing about it.  It is snowing again!  My front sidewalk still has snow and ice on the edges from the last 2 storms that rolled through.  Now it is being covered up again with snow.  This is not typical winter weather for this area.  I’m dreading February, because that’s usually when the worst winter weather hits.

I’m slowly progressing on the Chain Link socks.  Finished the heel decreases and started down the foot.  I broke one of my 5″ size 1 Brittany double point needles so had to switch to 6″ bamboo’s.  The bamboo needles slow down my knitting because they are too long and get in the way.

There is some good news about my b-i-l Don.  Turns out not to be heart valve problems so he won’t need surgery.  He is retaining fluid, especially around his heart, and they can control it with meds.  His heart is just slowly breaking down due to the muscular dystrophy.  He really has done well.  Most people with his type of muscular dystrophy don’t live past their early 20’s, and he’s in his 50’s.

At the commissary yesterday I found something new.  Pringles Select Szechuan Barbecue Rice Crisps.  The best snack item I’ve had in a long time.

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