Monday, August 18, 2008

Bracing for Fay...
what's happenin' today


I'm not worried, as I've been through this a lot of times since I've lived here the past six years. We usually have hurricane parties. I actually look forward to it in some ways. No, not the possible devastation of everything around us (I'm not that sick) but when we have hurricanes on the way and have to stay indoors and stock up and stuff, it's an opportunity for me to work from home. And I get so much done! Usually I can get so much work done (without interruptions) that I have a lot more time to spend with my family. Actually I have quite a number of friends that love hurricane days and have gatherings at their house to wait it out. You'd have to be here to experience it I guess, and I'm sure none of you outside the state of Florida would want to right now.

School is cancelled tomorrow. (Tuesday) The kids are thrilled to be able to sleep in. What a shock to their systems to wake up so early today. I can tell Savanna is fully into middle school mode. She asked me to wake her up 2 hours before she had to be at the bus stop today!!! Why? It takes her that long to do her hair, get dressed, and have 'the look' she wants to have for school. This entails changing shoes several times and all kinds of other stuff. This year she has to leave so much earlier and I said, "hon, you're getting up at this ungodly hour of the morning and you really don't have to..." but she wouldn't hear of it. It was no surprise to me that she came home and slept this afternoon for three hours and only roused when I went in her room and told her I had just cooked steaks on the grill and had one ready for her on a plate in the kitchen. I decided to cook on the grill tonight since I probably won't go outside for quite a while once Fay hits in the morning and we are in our house, riding out the storm.

In other news, Larry strained his achilles tendon. Don't ask how this happened. Ugh. He's in a lot of pain and I'm basically doing everything for him. He's sitting on his chair with his leg elevated and an ice pack. I guess as he's waiting out the storm it's not exactly the worst time for this to happen as he has to stay home anyway. But I'm praying it gets better VERY soon.

And...last but not least, Aaron gave me an incredibly touching shout out on his blog today. It had me in tears...good ones, not sad ones.

Please pray with us that Fay passes over quickly and we can get back to life as usual here in Florida.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Praying for your safety during Fay as well as rest and recuperation.
:0)

Leanne said...

I don't think "Hurricane Parties" sound weird at all - in Minnesota, we used to throw "Blizzard Parties" when the first storm of the year hit!

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE said...

Praying for your safety.

Blessings and hugs!