As you see and hear the devastating details about the tornado in Oklahoma City, stop and ask yourself “Am I prepared?” What about your family? Your friends?
Do you know where you’d go in your home if a tornado came to town? What about when you’re at work? Or during your commute?
All to often we have seconds to seek shelter. Seconds that could be the difference between life and death. So are you prepared?
Tornadoes have hit every state in the US and everyone needs to have a plan in place. Some states are more tornado prone than others, but no one is immune.
Lily is a tough little girl. She has been known to fall down and scrape her knee, be bleeding, and not blink an eye. But over the weekend she got a blister in the outside of her big toe and it was like her foot was severed.
She walked as if it was broken, hobbling all afternoon. We decided to put a band-aid on it for the day, and in the evening she completely broke down if we even talked about taking the band-aid off.
Then we tried taking a bath. A little water and you’d think she’d out her foot in boiling water. The poor thing was scared to death to get it wet.
I was watching last years Christmas episode of Raising Hope a few weeks back on Netflix and they made a good point. It doesn’t matter how the world sees you. It only matters how the people in your wold see you.
Quite often we get caught up in appearances or other people’s lives. We worry too much about what others think that we forget to be happy ourselves.
You don’t have to wear designer clothes. You don’t have to listen to same music. You don’t have to go to the best school or work at some fancy job. You just need to smile and enjoy what you have.
Christmas and New Years have come and gone. Seems like not long ago we were just putting up the tree. Good news though is that all the red and green stuff is 70% off at the store. Score!
We had a great holiday this year and are very blessed with everything we have and everyone we get to spend it with.
Here is a quick look back at some of my Christmas fun.
It’s nearly Christmas and I’m ready!
Only a couple more sleeps and then my daughter will be spoiled rotten. Not to mention all the food we are going eat and family we’re going to see.
Now, how about a little more snow to freshen up the landscape?
I went to the mall yesterday to get a few small things and boy was that busy.
On the way to the mall, the first exit had 50 cars backed up on the freeway trying to get off. At first I thought there was an accident. Nope, just holiday traffic. Luckily the second exit had no one.
Once I got there the stores were all busy. Most had long lines, except for Target which had nearly every register open so they could get people though as fast as possible. Smart.
We’ve been waiting for a good snow storm for over a year now and it finally came! With a foot or so of snow, we’re pretty much guaranteed to have a white Christmas.
This storm is a welcome sight after last winter’s dismal snow fall. We had about 27 inches total last winter and that came in small doses. With a brown Christmas, and few sledding opportunities last season, this season is sure starting off on the right foot!
To make these yummy trees you’ll need waffle cones, green frosting, gummy worms and gummy fish. Ok, you can use any candy you want, but that’s what we used. Isn’t it pretty?!
Oh and a tip for parents, if you let your kid eat one of these they’ll go crazy on sugar and possibly have a few meltdowns.
We continue to find large editable gifts at stores this year. We found the giant Hershey’s bar at Fleet Farm and now a giant Rice Krispies Treat at Target!
They all look so delicious but I’m not sure it’d be a good idea to try to eat a whole one.
The weather this time of year is odd in Minnesota. Ok, so it’s odd all year-long. On this December day there was no so but plenty of fog. So Lily and I went for a walk, collected pine cones for projects and enjoyed the morning.