Friday, July 29, 2005

It's me, for real.

Yep, this is me. It's a few years old (just one or two) but is still pretty much what I look like. I don't LOOK crazy, do I?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Southern Summer Pregnancy

You know, back when I used to think that I'd be able to actually PLAN when I got pregnant, I thought I'd get pregnant around September or October, deliver in May or June, and effectively SKIP all the hot months. Yeah, that was BEFORE I knew I'd have to take it whenever it came. So here I am, 8 1/2 months pregnant in July in Mississippi. Nothing could be further from the plan I had. But I've learned how to manage. If I have to go out, whenever possible, I ask my husband to go out and start the car and let it cool off first. Mostly, I don't go outside. Between the heat and humidity, I can't handle more than a few minutes at a time out there. All I can say is thank the good Lord for air conditioning and lemonade!!!

Monday, July 11, 2005

We made it!

Well, Dennis was not nearly as damaging as he could have been. We slept in our living room because the bedroom is closer to trees in the neighbor's yard, and if they hit the house while we were in bed, we'd be goners. So we bunked on our couches, which wasn't nearly as comfy for me as it was for my hubby. The power went off and on several times, and I think I woke up for every switch. So I didn't sleep much. Once hubby went off to work, I went to bed (the REAL bed) and slept for another 3 hours. I felt a lot better after that.

We didn't have any damage, and as far as I know, no one we know had any problems either. Someone Paul (the hubby) works with has a wife who JUST had a baby - like Friday - and they got home just as Dennis was blowing into town. I felt SO sorry for them, and at the same time I was SO glad it wasn't me. That would not be the way I'd like to start family life!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Menacing Dennis

Hurricane Dennis made landfall about an hour ago. At this moment, the Mississippi governor is on Fox News saying that most of the damage are areas Meridian and NORTH, not around the coast. That's scary, since WE are north of Meridian. We've done some prep for the storm - extra water and food, flashlights, batteries, a battery radio, etc. We also have a place on a lake in Alabama, and truthfully I'm more concerned about THAT than I am about this house. It is surrounded by trees, and because it is on the eastern side of the storm, there is a higher likelihood of tornados in that area. All we can do is wait and pray, and have friends there check on our place. We'll be watching the weather channel almost round the clock to see what's going on. It was said earlier this year that this would be a very bad hurricane season, and we may have to go through this several more times before the end of October.

I'm really glad that I'm still pregnant at this point. I can't imagine having to worry about taking care of a newborn during this kind of emergency, and I hope it doesn't come up after the baby is born. That would create a whole new level of worry for me.