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Swept in LOUD

Yes, it’s my birthday.  Somehow, this news has leaked. (Heather? Karen?) 

It roared in with house shaking thunderstorms, destructive hailstorms and ferocious winds.  What the hell do you think the Universe is trying to say here? 


These trees that line my driveway, turned green and have now been reduced to


But my neighbor’s huge, huge Bradford Pear now looks like this


And that is only part of the tree…

I’m exhausted since I pulled “watch for tornado warning duty” and had to deal with no electricity and a tired and achy little boy who had fillings done on his teeth last night.  He came running down the stairs at two a.m. when the hail sounded like it was ripping the house to shreds.  We have a LOT of west facing windows, including one two story one that triples the noise!  We had no electricity and had to hunt down flashlights whenever lightening struck the sky.

So, today, to pamper myself, I took the gift certificate that this lovely person


My sister, Jana, gave me…

I walked through Barnes and Noble and faced out every Deadline Dame book, ran my hands over the books lining the shelves and earned a few strange looks from the employees stocking the shelves. 

Yes, I was making a wish that my books will start being on those shelves. <G>

Oh!  And I bought these!



  1. Jen Jen
    March 24, 2009    

    Happy Birthday!!!

  2. March 24, 2009    

    Guilty. 😉

  3. March 24, 2009    

    Thanks Jen! You and I both know what I want. 😉

    Of course you’re guilty, Heather. Loved the card, btw!

  4. March 24, 2009    

    Happ B-day! Those Bradford Pear trees are so delicate in OK weather–always just snapping off. But they sure are pretty. My Redbuds are going nuts right now–I have a grove of wild ones–yes a grove! Taking tomorrow off to plant some evergreens in the front of the house. The horses managed to nab one of my Loblolly pines pull it through the chainlink fence and eat it!!!! ARGH!!! Will have to blog about it….

  5. frivolousone frivolousone
    March 24, 2009    

    Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about the looks from the B & N employees. 🙂

  6. March 26, 2009    

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! 🙂

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