Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Of gusts of wind and snakes...oh my!

The week started out interesting. On Monday I was still enduring the effects of my sunburn from the weekend. Evidently my lips suffered the brunt of it.  The blisters were out in full force by Monday. The kids claimed that my lips had also turned a lovely purple color.  I had developed a nice head cold, so eating wasn't nearly as exciting as it is normally.  It hurt to open my mouth and once the food got in my mouth I couldn't taste anything.  Needless to say, Monday was a long day and I fell asleep on the couch sooner than I normally do.  I think by 8:30 I was dead asleep.  Joe woke me around 10:00 and told me it was time to go to bed, so I roused myself, brushed my teeth and headed to bed.  I pulled my covers back and mid yawn I look down and see this in my bed.....

One of my crazy kids thought this would be hilarious.  And it was....the next morning.  That night it took me until I got to the living room to realize that it was a rubber snake and not a real one.  I was fully, fully awake. It took quite a bit of time to get my heart rate back down let alone go to sleep. 

It seemed like I had just fallen asleep and I was up again to some loud noises.  It took me awhile to become conscious enough to realize it was hail and then it took me a minute to remember that hail is bad and maybe I should get up and see what was going on.  It was 4am and it was a doozy of a storm.  We found just how much of a doozy it was when the phone rang at 6am with the announcement that school was cancelled.  Fortunately we were blessed that we didn't have any wind damage. The north side of our tiny town had 80mph winds with lots of trees down and no power for a couple thousand people. So thankful that there were no injuries and definitely thankful that it is almost Thursday and Monday and Tuesday are behind us.

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