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We have an 80% chance of thunderstorms tonight. We will only be in a slight risk for severe weather. The moderate risk area is several hundred miles to our west.
I really hate tornados…
Asti, Sally is fine. She has left her parents place in France & is touching base @ her business locations. I think she will be in NYC in 2 weeks or so.
My DS had a chest Xray today as part of the backup checks on his heart condition. The report will be with his doctor in about ten days.
We finally had a clear sky from about 4.40pm this afternoon! I’ve had a convector heater on in the livingroom today because I was feeling cold.
My family members in Oklahoma live just a little south of Moore, but in the same county. They are all okay, but they could actually see one of the tornadoes near OU from their yard. They barely even got any rain. ;)
Since the University is already in Summer break, some of the dormitories are being used by the victims. And the Red Cross has really mobilized. ;)
I am at work. ;)
Deanie I am impressed that you have read all of Terry Pratchett’s discworld novels, I only cherry pick them. I love all of the witchy ones with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg and Magrat, also those which feature Death. I am really glad to hear that your family escaped this week’s tornado, it was a shocker.
asti We had our 17 year cicadas about 4yrs ago. They come out to mate and they are very loud attracting the opposite sex. Once they are done they bury their eggs deep underground and it takes 17yrs before we have them making all that noise again. I love cicadas. When I was a kid they came out and we had so much fun chasing them. People are horrified by them but not me. :)
We are in a long line of RED storm on the radar right now with quite a lot more to come. CRACK! BOOOOOOM!!!!! Our dogs are terrified. So far I hear no sirens but we just lost power. It is black her and it is just after 5 PM.
I already unplugged my computer before the power blew. That means the main transformer was hit. Our power lines are buried underground.
We may be in for a dark night.
Wow!!! I just saw what looked like a bright star blazing and then BOOM!!!
I just realized I won’t be able to click Send on this. We don’t have internet signal.
Here I am over three hours later. The power is back on. We ended up going out to dinner since I had no means of applying heat to anything and no light.
According to my sister, they are going to remain under tornado watches for most of the week. There are more storms on the way. ;)
Work lurk! ;)
Glad to hear your family’s ok, Deanie!
No tornado touch downs are me, but our sirens went off on Saturday and we were on warning/watch for part of the night.
Dr. LEW scarey stuff. stay safe. ;)
I usually do not sleep nights that have severe thunderstorms, tornado watches or warnings or when we have power outages. I tend to roam the house from window to window all night. We do not have storm or tornado sirens here and I suspect that our property in OK is too rural to have them either. ;)
We’ve had a late start but we are on our way out to do our regular Wednesday rounds. We had more rain last night but missed more of the violent lightning. If we had any I didn’t know it because I was dead to the world for a few hours.
DEANIE, I am very surprised to hear you have no sirens.
I think we do have them in the area, but they are a mile or so away. We live between two small cities, Mcdonough and Stockbridge.
Afternoon everyone, We have a ripe 84 degrees here today, and I cut my grass myself yesterday!! I should not have done it when I did, I have two lots, it is flat, but when I was finished I had to leave the lawn mower on my front sidewalk hurry and take off my gloves and run for the bathroom inside, yes I over did it with the Sun!!!!, well it is done and my lawn mower is not automatic that moves by itself, it is a push mower and I have it set on the lowest to the ground setting that it can get which makes it a bit harder to push, but I am getting exercise and I did not have to take my walk yesterday, usually in the evenings I take Stanley for a walk down to the boardwalk walk the length and cut up one of the side streets and we do like a long rectangle by the time we are done. Stanley pulls like a pit-bull all the way down and there is NO slack in the leash, but on the way home when we get about two blocks off I have to say to him Stanley keep on moving and the leash is dragging on the ground!!!! yes I am wearing him out, and myself also!!!! but they say the best excersie is walking and swimming because you use most of your mussles!!! swimming you don’t even realize it but I do not have a pool to go to so I will have to settle for leg-ups and walking!!! and cutting my grass myself!!!!! My next doctor appointment is June 7th and I need to get in one morning before then and have my blood drawn so that the results get back to the doctor before then!!! this of course means resisting a cup of coffee in the morning and nothing to eat just water to take my pills with and not looking back until I get to my doctors office!!!! lol then afterwards I can get a cup of orange juice at Mc!!Donalds and then go home and eat breakfast!!!!!
My regular Wednesday shopping turned into shopping and an unexpected long doctor’s office visit. We forgot my parents had their regular three month check up to get their refills on their prescriptions today. Then, we had a visit to the bank as well. It was my daughter’s day to choose where we ate dinner so we drove in town to her Vietnamese place.
Following dinner there was a visit to the “good” bookstore. I treated myself to two books, Call the Midwife and The Golem and the Jinni, two extremely different books.
We finally reached home after 7 PM. Our last stop of the evening was to pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. So, once we arrived at my parent’s apartment I had to fill my father’s medicine boxes.
MISTIC, obviously you know you shouldn’t push yourself that hard cutting grass, too much grass, too much heat and it is only going to get hotter.
Mistic – Like Cool G I am amazed at what you ladies accomplish. I have never pushed a lawn mower in my life. :(
I guess I should try that at least once. :)
LadyHawke – it stormed last night here too.
I am very busy at work and it will probably stay that way for the next few weeks. I can’t believe another year is ending. We will have our 4 8th grade graduations and then be ready to take in a new set of 7th graders. The feeder schools are preparing to send us all their 6th grade records.
Lady Hawke Call the Midwife was made into a TV series and proved to be very popular. It is quite an eye-opener to life in the East End of London in the l950’s.
Just finished re-setting up a computer for a friend who thought factory refresh and restart were the
same thing. Ouch!! Off to bed for a couple hours.
Hello, all! I love coming here when I feel a bit off and seeing all your happy avatars.
Things are more stressful than they should be here, but I’m finally starting to get set for my Colorado adventures with Wolfie. Which is good, seeing that she flies in tomorrow morning… (I’m not going to lie, I actually just checked my email to make sure I didn’t mess up her arrival time – I’d hate to strand her in Denver for a day..)
Hopefully I’ll be able to settle down a bit while I"m with Wolfie. But sadly I head to a conference (I’m not prepared for) two days after she flies out. Then I’m leaving the conference two days early to get back to Kansas for the first day of summer term. Then I’m teaching another new class (technically two, but the other one I can wing) during June and July. At some point I’m supposed to write an NSF grant, get a paper published, and prepare for another new course this fall (and needing to re-do my other course since I wasn’t happy with it last year). Weeeee!
That being said, what are these “books” yall speak so fondly of…? ;)
I hope yall are doing well. I’ll try to stay in touch here and/or FB while Wolfie and I are playing!
I did not realize it was time for Wolfie to come to the US. I hope you all who are lucky to see her will take lots of pictures.
It is cooler here today. I met the older couple who bought my house yesterday. They seem to be a nice couple. They are going to remodel the house to make it liveable again. It sounds like something the DS and I would have done 20 years ago. I think they are in their early 50’s. It seems strange but it needed to be done.
COOLG, I think WOLFIE arrived on Tuesday and is with CORDELIA now. I haven’t seen any posts from either of them on Facebook. I was expecting to see some sign of life from them so we would know what they were doing.
LAURA, I’m sorry you are feeling so pressed for time. I hope you find once you get all your classes set the way you want them you will be able to reuse a lot of presentations and lesson plans. Please do remember to include us in your adventures. We are all dying of jealousy. Try to have fun and push the worry to the back of your mind.
MM, when is the official last day of school for you? I know you work all summer but I know it will be a relief to get the students out of your hair.
I am working on getting things straighten up again. It seems I work for awhile then I have to rest for a few days. I need to dust again. I must not have dusted last week because everything is covered with dust again. I did get my chair covers back on the kitchen chairs. Now I need to clean the table off again to put the table cloth on that I ironed yesterday. I did move things around downstairs so I could sweep.
I keep forgetting that this weekend is memorial weekend. Two of my younger daughters are running in a race in Indy on Saturday. They were lucky to get a motel room since it is the Indy 500 week end also.
My grandson is graduating on June 1. That is the day my niece is getting married again. So I am in a contra. Do I go to the grandson’s graduation party after the graduation or do I go to the wedding? I would have to miss the party to have enough time to get to Indy for the wedding. Since I watch the graduation cermony on TV instead of actually going to the school, he will probably feel hurt if I miss his party. They are having a big graduation party and welcome home party for both my grandsons in July.
I would have to drive myself to Indy since eveyone else is busy that weekend. Well Jennifer could go but she will be staying over the weekend so I would have to drive to get back home. The only thing is it will be dark driving home and I don’t want to drive that far in the dark. Then there are the dogs. I could leave them outside since they stay on the porch so much now. I will just have to really give it some thought. I do have a week to make up my mind.
COOLG, you said your niece was getting married “again”. I assume you went to her first wedding. If you are asking for an opinion I would say your grandson’s day wins, especially since the drive to Indy is something you would have to do on your own in the dark. You have several very legitimate reasons to excuse yourself from your niece’s second wedding. You don’t even have to explain you have another social conflict. Just go to the party and enjoy yourself and don’t worry about it.
It has been a bit of a strange few days; on Wednesday my DS rang our medical practice centre for advice about discomfort he was experiencing in his chest, back and left arm and was advised to phone for an ambulance. This duly arrived and he was given an ECG which showed a regular heart rhythm but he was taken off for further assessment in the Emergency section of the hospital I have been attending. I travelled with my neighbour in her car in the afternoon to pick him up. A blood test to check for particular “heart attack” chemicals was done and proved to be clear, and his chest Xray details were accessed from our very local hospital and seemed to be satisfactory.
Yesterday, as a thankyou to our neighbour for his lift home, we took her to The Cowshed Restaurant for lunch. (Sorry, no pics). She and I had garlic mushrooms en croute with rocket salad, My DS had soup, all delicious, after which we all chose Slow Roasted Ham Hock served with mixed vegetables. This was an unfamiliar dish to me, I just didn’t know what to expect, but we all felt that the meat was too salty, so I have crossed that off my “try again” list, lol. We ladies went for dessert, I chose cheescake with vanilla icecream, she had Chocolate Brownie with Cookie Dough icecream. The cheesecake was very nice but she wasn’t enthusiastic about the Cookie Dough icecream but loved the Brownie, earlier this month I had had completely the opposite reaction, liking the icecream but finding the brownie too bitter for my palate. The sun managed to shine for the whole of our trip but the temperature was chilly:(
This morning my DS had to take the car in for servicing and walked the half-mile back home and has just returned feeling fine, which is good news.
I have taken delivery of two books and a pair of earrings this week, via Amazon and I am hoping for a pendant to arrive today, which would be a day late. My Murano glass earrings were a third of the original price and complement three beads which I have in my bracelet collection, so I feel very smug about that, lol. The books and pendant all have their roots in the past, green man carvings in churches, three hares in a circle with shared ears, a pictorial puzzle from around the world, and a book of photographs featuring folk festivals around Britain, some ancient, some new or revived. Today is my first opportunity to browse through my books but the photography is first class.
I have seen photographs and wall plaques of the green man and I am familiar with the three hares. There are other depictions of three animals with shared ears, but the hares are the most often found and have the longest history, I think. ;)
Today will either be heck or HECK because Monday is a holiday. The phones may be slow all day because of people taking today off to travel to relatives or preparing for relatives to arrive. They may be very busy this morning and dead this afternoon because of people trying to clear their desks in order to skip out of work at noon. Or they may be busy all day because of people having to stay at work today in order to take Tuesday off to travel or recuperate from travel or visitors. ;)
Work lurk. I may be back often today, depending on how the phones work out. ;)
Graymayne I am glad your DS’s scare turned out so well. ;)
In 1998 my DS was told that he had damage from a heart attack of which he was not aware of having. His last stress test showed that there is no longer damage. Evidently it healed in the 15 years since it was first found. ;)
My DS is home for a week. We will be trying to put the house in order from the move.
I am preparing a pork loin for him to grill tonight. I’ll have to prepare some side dishes.
I have large piles of laundry in my future.
JEN posted a great photo of herself and WOLFIE JOE last night in NYC on Facebook.
GRAYMAYNE, it is such a relief your DS’s chest pain was of no known origin. It had to be disturbing for you to have to send him away in an ambulance and to have to wait to go pick him up. When my father was taken in an ambulance they allowed my mother to ride with them.
I would think the restaurant is deliberately pairing a bitter brownie with a sweet icecream. I think I would probably like the bitter brownie without the cookie dough in the ice cream or I would eat the cookie dough icecream without accompaniment. It is a combination dish anyway.
With the ham hock and vegetables I’m afraid you have stumbled on one of the staples of the Southern American traditional diet. We tend to pair ham cooked with greens such as collard, turnip or mustard greens. That is one of the classic meals to be served with cornbread. Additionally, you might serve ham and greens with some sort of dried beans, corn or potatoes.
DEANIE, hang in there.
The unfortunate side of my DS being home for a week is that every day is a holiday. For me that is going to mean producing three meals a day, not much of a break for me. So, I will have to continue with my regular schedule and add more cooking to the list. I’m hoping I can push the “festivity” of eating fruit and cheese for dinner several times.
Also, he is already in full dominance of the TV.