Posts Tagged ‘Indiana weather’

Storming Ahead

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Picture it: Cooking a crazy delicious dinner and the tornado sirens begin blaring.

Do you (A) Throw down your apron and run for cover?
or (B) Keep on cooking and sit down to eat with your family?

Well, I’ll tell you what my people did last evening. We kept going and watched like hawks every cloud and gust of wind that whistled by.


No need to rub our blessing of remaining safe and sound in anyone’s face. God protected us and I’m not joking when I say we were literally passed right by – by a mean little tornado.

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This is my neighborhood.

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Several neighbors posted video of the action and it was so very close to us that when we finally went outside (after we finished dinner) debris was falling into our yards and street. We felt incredibly grateful!

My yard took a little pounding from all the rain and wind, but for the most part….still looks good.

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my fron yard

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Sunflowers, down! Beaten to the ground. 🙁 Loved those guys!

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This? Oh, this! Yea, that’s my very first crime novel short story posted over yonder on AMAZON KINDLE!!!!

YES, I am a published author! Kiss it, baby!! Or buy it! Whichever. Oh okay, I’ll kiss ya if you buy it! Haha!

Don’t worry. It won’t knock anyone off of the number #1 spot of Best Seller’s. But, it’s mine and I’m so danged excited to send it out into the world. It’s a little weird, so be warned. Who knew? Sitting down to write out some words would feel so good?


Find it HERE

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Snowy November Day

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It was back to school for me today.  For those who say doing something you haven't done in a while is like "riding a bicycle" you pick right back up…..certainly never meant that in regards to the ol' ball-n-chain!

It was hard.  I started out my busy morning, late.  Not a great way to begin my first day back.  Especially since I had morning duty.  S T R E S S F U L !!  Oh and it was raining too.  Rain or any sudden weather change causes some sort of evil traffic reaction here in my town and today was no exception.  I sat in traffic for over 15 minutes and I live right beside the school.  I may have screamed from the driver's seat.  I'm not proud!  I also drove off without my cellphone.  That was the whipped cream on top of the hurried morning.

By 8:45am, I felt completely overwhelmed and out of my element.  I really don't know how much longer I can keep up.  Working is really cramping my style.  I am a much better home mama.  I admit, school stresses me out.

So, I heard from a few students that it was snowing outside.  Which really made me bummed because I'm in an inside classroom (no windows for me).  By the time I was out of my room…the snow had stopped and was nothing but cold wet spots.  I'm not going to let it wreck the whole day though.  I think having a shot of snow today in the middle of November is a reminder to stop and see the beauty God sends our way.  Even if things are a bit hairy.  Enjoy the fresh smell of cold snow and see all the hope and possibilities it represents.  Snow to me….says, He makes all things new!

What makes you giddy with excitement?