There have been lots of posts/comments the last few days about wild weather and my little corner of the world was no exception. We've had high winds, heavy rain, some hail, several tornado warnings (one touched down on the other side of town) and lots of flooding. Plus there was a lightning strike that hit close enough to give me tinglies I could still feel a half hour later.
Then there was another kind of storm. Out of town family. My sister-in-law, my niece, and my three grand-nieces, age 9, 5, and 2. The girls are all adorable, of course, and it was wonderful to see everyone - but talking about whirlwinds... Did I mention they are 9, 5, and 2?
My grandkids are older. I'd forgotten.
So I'm trying to catch up on e-mail and blog reading/commenting.
Did I miss anything?
I'm currently enjoying: Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Groaner of the day: A lion tamer is walking a lion around downtown New York when he gets a call on his cell phone from the big cat's owner. The owner is on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, and wants the tamer to bring the lion up so it can see the city.
On the ride up in the elevator, the animal becomes frightened, and attacks the tamer, mauling him severely. When they get off, the owner says to the tamer: "Boy, you look awful!"
The tamer replies: "I'll tell you one thing, chief, I'm not taking this lion down!"