So the thing about a tropical storm is, it’s not scary dangerous like a hurricane. Don’t misunderstand, it can be deadly if a tornado drops down out of the sky, as several did this past weekend. And if you’re foolish enough to go running around in the surf or swollen creek and rivers, drowning is a distinct possibility. But on the whole, if you use common sense and pay attention, you will get through it.
However, this one, even if she is named for me, is a pain in the butt. The bands of rain come through, dropping lots of rain, so I stay inside. Then the sun comes out, the rain stops, and I make plans to run errands. By the time I get my act together (okay – it takes me longer than most people…) the sky grows dark and drops a deluge once again.
All I want to do is go to the ATM and run over to Chipotle’s. Is that too much to ask? Rats, the sun is out again. I gotta go!
Thursday came and Thursday went. I am presently visiting my 83 year old dad and oddly enough, he doesn’t feel the need to have Internet. Killjoy. So today I am at the closest wifi location I can get.
So here’s a little of this and a little of that.
My dad’s sweetie, Carolyn is 86 years old today. She still looks exquisite every day. Makeup, jewels, and impeccable taste in clothing. And as sweet and funny as the day is long. Happy birthday to our Carolyn!
My dad will be attending his 65th high school reunion this summer. I found some great air fares that he just couldn’t refuse. It’s also the bicentennial of our home town, so my daughter and I, along with Carolyn, will also fly up. My dad grumbled that half his class is no longer living. My eldest child pointed out that at this stage of the game, he should be looking at this as more of a glass-half-full situation. That made him laugh!
It feels like summer here in sunny Florida, but in reality it’s spring as evidenced by the tornado that touched down in Ft. Myers yesterday. According to the newpaper, Florida is the tornado capital of the U.S. However, Florida tornados are usually very short in duration and weak in strength. I’m okay with that.
I’m off to the pool soon and then out to dinner – Florida in March is awesome!