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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stormy Weather

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!"


GigglesandGuns said...

Ow! The groaner is forgiven Because I can relate to your whirlwind company. Had a similar day yesterday. ;0)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mary - Your forgiveness is appreciated. *grin*

Maria Zannini said...

Little kids make me nervous. LOL. I think I'd rather take on Mother Nature.

Hope your days get sunny soon.

Dru said...

took me awhile but I got the groaner. but realistically there is no way that tamer would have gotten on the elevator with that lion.

Hope the wacky weather lets up and you enjoy your visit with family.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - Don't need the sunshine right now. The quiet is heavenly.

(Poor Brandi was totally rattled.)

Mason Canyon said...

Hope the crazy weather settles down for all of us. I'm like Maria, little children make me nervous since I don't have any I'm not really sure what to do or expect. LOL Hope things calm down a bit for you.

Thoughts in Progress

Liz Fichera said...

It's kind of weird sitting way out here in calm old Arizona and reading/seeing all this crazy weather. I'm glad you are safe. My sister in Chicago told me they just had snow. Snow?! It's almost May. Weird.

Anonymous said...

I had lightning strike right in front of me once. I went white blind for about five or ten seconds. I'm fortunate to be alive.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - Aw, come on, groaners don't have to be realistic, just groany. *grin*

I always find they're easier to get if you read them aloud.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mason - I'm okay with my own grandkids but it's been too long since I've had to deal with the little ones. You really never know what to expect from a two year old. Except that it will probably involve screaming.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Liz - It's been a strange year. I think Mother Nature is seriously annoyed with us.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Stephen - I think nature still trumps science for sheer power.

MaryC said...

Hi Linda,
Yeah, I had to read that groaner aloud. A couple of times. LOL

Glad you have some peace now. Sounds like your little whirlwinds were wilder than the weather.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mary - Glad I gave you a chuckle, even if I made you work for it.