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What Did We Do During The Blizzard? Played Carrom


What activities did your family enjoy during the blizzard of 2019? Did you watch movies on television, dvd player or netflix? Did you play games or just take a nap?

Saturday, as the snow flew outside, Jeff and I watched some television, but not a movie. We bought Bohemian Rhapsody on dvd and planned to watch it Sunday on his birthday. But, mother nature blew in the blizzard and Jeff had to go to work. Cattle have to be fed! Blizzard conditions cause a great deal of havoc for those that have livestock to take care of. So, we haven’t watched the movie yet.

Saturday night, we decided to play a game. But, what game? We have many to choose from. We ended up getting out the carrom board.

I have included a picture of the carrom board. The object is to make your color of round discs into the pockets before the other player does. It is similar to pool, but you use your fingers to shoot them in, not a pool cue. Some carrom boards come with small sticks to shoot with. I don’t know if this one did. Jeff has had this board for years. I don’t remember if it had sticks or not. But, both Jeff and I grew up with a carrom board in the house, and we never had a stick so we wouldn’t use them if they were included.

Jeff grew up playing carrom. His family didn’t own a television until he was a junior in high school, so he played many games growing up. Checkers, cards and yes, carrom. He is very good at it too, which is unfortunate for me. My family had a carrom board too but I didn’t play very often. Some of the neighbors would come over from time to time and play carrom with my parents. I watched, but I didn’t play.

I am not sure how many games Jeff and I played Saturday night, but I would guess at least 30. I won one game. Yes, just one! But, I celebrated the one victory because it is the first time I have beat Jeff in all the years I have played him! Jeff is very competitive. I am not. I just like to have fun and we both had fun. Jeff kept winning and I kept trying until I finally won a game. I wouldn’t have cared if I hadn’t won any games. Being with my husband was the highlight of the blizzard. Spending time together, safe from the storm, in our warm cozy home, was precious. We made more memories to cherish forever. Life doesn’t get any better than that!

I hope everyone enjoyed time with those you love during the blizzard. Time together is precious every day, but during a winter storm, it is even more special. Had the storm not happened, people may have been busy with other things and not have spent the time together. Maybe Mother Nature was sending a message. Slow down, spend more time together, make the memories. Chores can wait. Time with loved ones cannot.

Have a great week!

Photo credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief/Kat Country Hub.

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The Blizzard of 2019


The blizzard of 2019 is in the books! At least this one. The way Mother Nature is behaving, maybe there will be another one before Spring arrives. Let’s hope not though! I am so glad we finally gave in and bought a snow blower! We love having some of the local boys scoop for us to earn money for themselves, but I knew last week, the weather for the week and weekend was not looking good. I knew it may be too much for kids to scoop, or for me to want to pay for! We knew of someone selling a snowblower. We went to look at it and bought it! It has been used twice in just a matter of days. I would much rather not have to use one!

Here are some pictures from our front door. The picture of Jeff using the snowblower is on the sidewalk in front of our house. The snow was deep and drifted in that spot on the sidewalk due to a fence and bushes we have in the front of the yard. That is the hardest place to shovel! But, shovel no more!

It looks to be a cold week ahead with a chance of snow later on this week. Let’s hope it isn’t much snow or hopefully none!

All photos Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief/Kat Country Hub

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