Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Holy severe thunderstorms, Batman!

Whoa...we already had a full day of storms yesterday, and woke up to one this morning, so I wasn't expecting another quite so bad this afternoon.

You can't really tell from this photo, but we had a downpour and a half. In addition to the several thunderstorm, we also had flash floods, and tornado warnings (luckily, we don't get tornadoes too badly around our town).The flooding was insane though. Our road was like a river; the road that our dead-end road connects to was like a river. Dh was in town, and the downtown area was totally flooded too. A lot of cars are going to be ruined. He had to park on our hilltop property, but managed to make it home safely. Thank goodness.

I started off the day jogging for a bit on the treadmill. I hadn't been exercising in months and really needed to get back into my running/yoga routine. So, I was happy to begin the day productively.

We also finished up the celebration soap that was featured on Anne-Marie's Soap Queen blog. There's a blue star and a red star embedded in every white (with sparkles) soap. We're hoping they'll turn out ok in terms of looks. We wanted a red-white-blue color scheme, but the white may obscure the stars too much.Speaking of soaps, Sher of Savonara had included in a previous order the cutest popsicle soaps as freebies. The boys loved them, as you can see. What a perfect soap for the summer. Thanks, Sher!In the afternoon, before the crazy storm came through, we spent 1.5 hours picking strawberries. I wish I could post the scent of them on this blog. Mmmmmm! We spent another half hour or so hulling them. I've put them on cookie sheets to freeze for later use because I ran out of time for making jelly or baking something. Lots more where those babies came from.
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." ~ Anatole France (1844 - 1924)