Anyone else have severe weather today? I hope you're all safe. We were rocked this afternoon by a thunderstorm and tornado warning. A tornado touch down an hour or so to the West of us; not sure yet if the same thing happened here. But my parents are still without power and have seen lots of downed trees.
I'm sort of I've always been a weather dork and had been monitoring the situation for the last couple days. Actually, the annual Women's Distance Festival 5K was slated for tonight, so I was primarily wondering about race conditions. (It was rescheduled.) Anyway, I was doing some chores . . . saw the warning, freaked out, and immediately ran around to gather quilts.
In my frenzy -- because a tornado warning, of course, means that the funnel cloud will touch down directly over our house -- I thought if there was indeed a tornado and stuff was flying around, we could cover our heads. Or something like that.
We headed to the basement as we heard the thunder rolling in the hills around town. We huddled beneath the staircase. Ada was so cranky. We couldn't figure out why. Crying. Fussing. Whining. I wanted her to be quiet so I could hear what was going on. We got her to play for a bit in her Go-Pod.
I checked the weather online. Posted this photo to Instagram. Connected with some of my local friends on FB to assess the situation. Then a light bulb moment: It's 5PM. ADA IS H.U.N.G.R.Y. So, right as the super cell was rolling over our house, I sat there. Breastfeeding.
And now I can say, like the Postal Service, I have breastfed during the rain, sleet, snow . . . and a tornado.
This story isn't really going anywhere. At the height of the storm, we discovered that we have a water problem. Streams of groundwater flowed down one corner and pooled on the ground. It was dark, but we could hear it. That will be fun to deal with.
On a positive note, I bought all of Ada's holiday presents for the next couple years today on Ecomom.com. I found the deal while doing my job this morning. 30% off eco-friendly toys w/code PLAYTIME until tomorrow -- I got lots of Melissa and Doug kitchen stuff.
Just thought I'd share. I ended up getting like $75 off total. A friend mentioned that Amazon.com has great deals on that stuff, too -- but with the coupon, the items I bought came in a dollar or two less than even that!
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