Friday, June 25, 2010

The Eye of the Storm!

It is nearly 8:30 p.m. and we just put our third boy to bed. He is still crying a bit, but otherwise everyone is settled. It is an eerie feeling creeping over me because a storm is hitting us right now and Mike just left to get ice cream. Yes, those of you who know him would not be surprised to learn that he would dare to venture out in this just for a sundae with soft serve ice cream, but I kind of wish he had stayed. The sky is a wicked greenish-grey color and I find myself fearing a possible tornado. A loud crack of thunder just boomed nearby, and smaller ones sound like a growling animal. The trees are blowing quite heavily. oh no...

Okay, things are getting intense here. The good news is that Mike came home. Even he is not crazy enough to risk his life for ice cream. I have to admit, I am feeling scared, and I was wondering what I'd do if I needed to haul all three boys into the basement without help when they are all sleeping. I hope it won't come to that. This is a really interesting shade of green. It is pouring rain...a real change of pace around here. Oh wait...it's ALWAYS pouring rain these days. There is a ton of lightning and thunder. Apparently there is a good chance of getting large hail and winds up to 90 km/h. This is the first real storm we've had this year. (At our place, anyway.) The cats are acting nutty, running around with their eyes all black and attacking each other. I looked out at our fence and was glad Sasha was not here yet. I would be worried about her if she were. That is, of course, a very irrational thought because she is outside anyway...just not here. So I don't have to look...

Oh my!!! We are in the eye of the storm. The wind just died completely but it's still pouring and I saw a huge bolt of lightning just out the front window followed by the most terrifyingly loud crack ever. Here comes the wind again. Oh Lord, don't let there be a tornado! I think I better sign off.

Oh, just to update, Jamie is much better today. Not completely well, but certainly better than yesterday. Hopefully that trend will continue this time. I have to sign off. I'm too nervous to continue writing in this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried posting on your Sunday night post with the pictures of your fence and horse, but the word verification thingy wouldn't pop up so here is a comment for then and now.

First off, I am so sorry that you have been going through a storm with your son's health, that must be really really hard. You are in our prayers and we love you guys. I pray for a time of refreshment for you this summer, and that it would be restful and rejuvenating!

I love the pictures of your fence and your horse. And you her pegged, she is both intelligent and kind. I love ya lots and I hope that she comes to your house soon.