Saturday, May 25, 2013

Catching Up

It's been almost a week since I last posted.  Between Drama Teen's graduation from 8th grade and work deadlines, there just hasn't been time to get on the computer.  When I was home, I was sleeping.  We were so busy with graduation that I completely forgot about the 15 Minute Challenge post this week.  I'll do a catch up post next Tuesday.  

Thanks for all the notes checking up on us after the tornado hit Moore, OK last Monday. We live about 150 miles northeast of that community, but most of my immediate family lives just 20 miles to the north of Moore.  They are all just fine.  My heart goes out to those who lost love ones and those who've lost their homes.  The track of the 1999 tornado was visible from the highway until just recently.  It's the cruelest of fates to have a second F5 follow almost the same track and reopen that old scar.  

There was a tornado, a much smaller one, just south of us Monday. It was close enough to have our downtown offices send people to the shelters.  Drama Teen had walked from school to the company recreation center to work out and texted me that she was heading to the building shelter, which in that building is actually a basement.  It's one of the few in town.  The soil here makes it difficult to build basements, so few homes have them.  We do have a storm shelter in the garage, I blogged about it here.  

We have no plans for this holiday weekend other than to just hang out and catch up on a few things around the house.  Drama Teen's had a busy couple of weeks with finals, 8th grade trip, graduation, last day of school swimming, a sleep over and the end of the year dance.  She finally hit the wall yesterday and was not feeling well.  She slept most of yesterday and was asleep on the couch by 9 last night.  Hopefully she will feel better today when she wakes up.  

Enjoy your weekend!  


Kevin the Quilter said...

Thank goodness you and your family are safe! I was flying over the deadly tornado when it happened, and had to divert because we couldn't land.

Julie in GA said...

I am glad to know that you and your family are all ok. I hope life settles down for you soon.

thea said...

So glad you are okay - when I didn't see the 15 minute challenge I was worried. Sounds like a crazy week. Hope things settle down now.

Shay said...

I'm glad the hear you're all OK ....nasty weather you have up there

I do hope this weekend is relaxing and slow for you!

Lynne said...

I know I'm way behind (being away from home and travelling will do that to you!) but I hope DT is over all that excitement and feeling completely well. Congratulations on her graduation. Does that mean you have a high schooler now?