Thursday, October 8, 2009

Weather Quote of the Day.

This morning the weather person at a television station here in the D/FW area gave the following forecast...and I quote: "This afternoon/evening we will have scattered strong storms and I wouldn't rule out an isolates tornado". What am I supposed to do with that information? Nobody is more afraid of storms and especially tornadoes than me! I found my self wondering if I have time to dig a storm shelter or ditch in my back yard. I get a little freaked out in storms and the last time the storm sirens went off my knees got weak and I thought I was going to faint...all the while my husband is standing in the middle of the front yard saying "I don't see anything" and "what color are hail clouds?" When I was pregnant with Sydney a tornado hit downtown Fort Worth just about 45 minutes after I left my work in downtown Fort Worth in the old Tandy Center which took a direct hit. Courtnay saved my life (and Sydney's) because I was supposed to work late that night and she wanted to go eat at Zekes and of course being pregnant I decided not to work late and go pig out on fried fish, hush puppies and fried mushrooms. The worse part is now that I am a parent I have to act like nothing is wrong, I'm not going to faint or throw up or anything...It's just a cool adventure. I have to say get in the closet honey like we do it every day. Now that Sydney is nine, she knows that it isn't normal to get into the linen closet!

Of course we all know that it probably won't even rain today and I will have gone through all of this for nothing, but I really had to get this off my chest.


  1. Too funny! Gave me visuals of my children sitting crunched in the coat closet a few months ago. Of course, Sydney gathering all the info and realizing somethin's up, mom!!! Hugs!

  2. I've been the same way since the tornado hit downtown Lancaster in '95 or '96. . . .same goes for pretending nothing is wrong. I typically think D/FW is WAY better than Austin in every way imaginable, but one thing I have enjoyed is that it's south of most major tornado activity. Also, I've never had to scrape ice off my windshield once in the last ten years. I wonder how many things I'd think are WAY better about Austin if we ever moved back to D/FW. I just listed two. That's actually kind of scary.