Monday, April 28, 2014

SHOPPING, SEWING, STORMS

Another Monday morning as g-son arrived early and hubbie got up and got his breakfast and took him to school.
I did chores on a muggy feeling morning but the sun is shining between clouds that are floating by.
After breakfast I pulled weeds from the outside patio until Rebekah came by to pick me up and go to a plant sale at the local community college greenhouse. We both thought the plants were a bit pricey but did find some heirloom tomato plants we figured we wouldn't find anywhere else that we purchased.
We then went to a nearby thrift shop to hunt for some pretty handkerchiefs for Rebekah to make some little keepsake bonnets from.  The thrift shop was having a huge sale today so we left with a whole lot more than just linens, even a huge cedar chest !
Evy wasn't impressed with the sale or shopping especially around her lunch time but she was a trooper like she always is and we made it home without any major meltdowns.
I spent the rest of the afternoon working in the yard, getting some old stems off some of my plants and checking to see what didn't survive our extra cold winter. Looks like I lost my, several years old Rosemary bush, along with some of my Apple and Chocolate Mint and my Lavender.  Two of the three roses I bought last year look like they are not going to come back and the huge potted red rose by the front steps shows no signs of life sadly.  This was the coldest winter we have had in many years and the plants were not conditioned for that much cold.
After I picked up g-son we had to go back into his classroom to retrieve his forgotten folder again and I had a nice visit with his teachers.  He said I "chit chatted"  too long !!
After we got home he ate while I did some sewing. I am determined to attack the cut-out pile beside my sewing machine. I got these two little white baby bonnets made that I intended to get done for Easter.
Evy came up to stay for a while this evening while her mom went with daughter to an exercise class. She and g-son played for a while before he had to go home. She ate her supper before her mom picked her up, she is such a great eater.
Hubbie and I did chores and put Front Line on all the outside dogs.  The clouds are low and dark this evening and we are expecting the storms to start rolling through our area later tonight. We are currently under a flash flood watch until Thursday.
So many folks have suffered loss of homes and even a couple lost their lives in this same storm system yesterday and earlier today as it moves across the country.
One of the hardest hit areas was in Arkansas were tornadoes devastated areas.
Areas of Kansas also suffered tornado damage.

Missouri had storms and hail damage.
Along with Oklahoma....
And even Nebraska,Iowa and several other states ....

We have battened down all the hatches we could tonight in hopes that the storms will weaken as they hit the mountains that serve as a protective barrier for our area.
God is in complete control and I can rest in His loving care.
Good Night and God Bless.






3 comments:

linda m said...

I survived a bad storm yesterday and woke up this morning to more rain. We are supposed to have rain all week which means areas around here will be flooding. I have put myself in God's hands and pray he will keep us safe and sound. Praying for all the people affected by this terrible weather. Blessings

Sandy said...

Carolina Nana,

Last year for us was terrible with the tornadoes in Oklahoma.
We had one this past weekend, along with many other states. I pray the weather calms down,and everyone gets a reprieve from these bad storms.

Anonymous said...

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