June 21, 2011
Dear Diary, how many years has it been since I have been away? As you are aware, I started writing in my
diary when I was ten years old. There were not that many years that I did not write in my diary but this last
time I stopped has been quite a few years ago, around twelve years to be exact. I have a blog now, that is somewhat similar to a diary since it is a "scrapbook" and record of my daily life. I have "met" so many wonderful people on my blog.
Today my sister and I attended a meeting to discuss my aunt's will. We met at a Chinese restaurant and as you can see, I have pasted only one picture in you. That was as far as I got. Afterwards I did not even walk over to the beautiful lake and make a photo. I will have to say the Chinese food was the best I think I have ever eaten. This restaurant has been around for almost thirty years, I had forgotten just how good it was.
|The trees in the background can barely been seen, the wind |
and rain was so intense.
Early this evening I was getting ready to take a bath and at first thought it was
my imagination that the lights flickered in the bathroom. I looked out the window into our back
yard and was thrilled to see some lightning bugs. It has been many years since I had seen one. I have been planning a blog devoted to lightning bugs and hope to get it done soon. Yeah, I know, some people
refer to them as fire flies. A few seconds later my attention was drawn skyward at some
very fast moving dark clouds heading in our direction.
Never in my life have I ever been so surprised by how quickly the
weather changed. Within minutes the lights were out and the rain and wind was so intense, I grabbed my cell phone (to be able to call 911 later), my purse and flashlight. (Still don't know how my purse was gonna save me). I just knew the windows were going to be blown out, Clint is yelling for me to get in the hallway but he said later it was though he had not said a word to me. I was in a panic. There were many downed trees and we had no electricity for over five hours. This storm ranks in the top three I have ever experienced in my life.
June 22, 2011
Tonight we had another violent storm around the same time as the one last night. What is going on with this weather? I had made the remark that another reason to move from Texas was to escape the violent storms. ha
June 23, 2011
Dear Diary, I am not making this up. Tonight we had another bad storm! Some of this activity occurred after we had gone to bed. This time Clint became more alarmed than me, I must have slept through some of it since I was not that alarmed. He couldn't believe I did not hear the worst. (Now Clint, do you believe me when I told you I was exhausted? ;-))
The next morning my sister had sent me an email that read, "bad storm, are you up". She had actually seen our road named on the local weather channel as an area to be hit. Yesterday there were still people in this area without electricity.
June 24, 2011
One of my brother's obituaries (finally) was published in one of the newspapers. My sister had told me my brother had a friend, an elderly gentleman, who is in bad health and on dialysis. He and my brother had talked to each other daily and he had become alarmed that he had not heard from my brother in a couple of days. This friend had called my sister recently and had talked with her for some time about my brother. We listed this man as a "special friend" in the obituary.
As soon as the paper came out, my sister drove to the friend's house and just happened to catch him and his
son returning from dialysis and going into the house. I was happy that she was able to give him a copy of the newspaper. The son told her he has gone downhill even more now, that he had a "touch" of pneumonia.
Being so very careful to spell the friend's name correctly, it was misspelled in the newspaper. My sister
called the newspapers' attention to it, it was corrected in the online obituary and they agreed to run the corrected version in Monday's edition.
It seems typos are rampant in obituaries.
June 25, 2011
Having missed only one day of working out since I joined about two weeks ago, I am convinced this
has saved my life. I know that is a strong statement but I believe it is true. I had not been feeling well, mostly from all the changes and stress from the past year.
My confidence has increased some, I was not even intimidated today when at one time,
I was the only woman the place! There were seventeen boys and men present. I've even made an appointment with a trainer next week for a personal assessment. Hey all you single woman
who are looking to meet someone: A fitness center such as this might be a good place to meet other like-minded people (men) ... someone doing something positive and healthy in their lives.
Anyway, I am feeling so much better mentally and physically! I have more energy. Today I actually could see some definition under my upper arm ... the beginning of a firm muscle!
I am anxious for the day that I put on one of my "littlest" black dresses. It's sleeveless! :~D
June 26, 2011
Well, dear diary, it was good to visit you again after all these years. I have been away from my blog for too many days and need to get back to it. I need to get all my new ideas on here and plan on doing so in the next coming days.
I'll be back, see ya later ....