Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Is it Summer yet?

So last week they were calling for snow, today it's 65 freakin' degrees here! Praise the Lord!!
I've felt so bad for Mackenna lately, because we've been all cooped up in the house for weeks.
It's supposed to be all stormy and yucky later tonight and tomorrow....then cold...again. That's the only thing I DON'T look forward to when Spring is around the corner. Storms! - And especially tornadoes. Yikes!

 Little happy tornado - how they all should be.

Fortunately for us, we don't have too many tornadoes around here and we do they usually aren't TOO bad. KNOCK ON WOOD *BANG THE CRAP OUT OF THE WOOD!!* Tornadoes freak. me. out. If we even have a tornado watch, I'm constantly glued to The Weather Channel and/or the internet trying to warn myself if a tornado is indeed coming our way. When I was little, I was scared shitless of even a thunderstorm. I'd get blankets and hide out in my closet until it passed by. Twister was also one of my favorite movies. Ironic? Yes. I remember being at a Hanson concert, when I was around 10 years old...freaking out because dark, ominous clouds were above us and I just knew we were all going to be sucked into a tornado or struck by lightening. My friend's dad just bought us ponchos and we sat there...in the rain for the concert. --Which brings me to another weird fact about myself. I love if/when it does rain or storm (as long as there are no tornado watches) to be somewhere sitting under a patio or even in my garage drinking a cold beer listening to the rain. The combination of the smell of the rain, the humidity, and then the crisp, cool taste of a good beer is heaven to me.

So...here's hoping we don't have a stormy spring! When we build our dream house, a basement is definitely on my list of must-haves.

To get back to my original point, it was warm today and so Mackenna and I got to play outside for a good bit. Last summer, I loved letting her play in her kiddy pool with my feet in the water, getting some color to my pasty self. Can't wait for that!


1 comment:

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