Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Morning Funny and No Sleep


One evening a husband, thinking he
was being funny, said to his wife,
'Perhaps we should start washing
your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it
would take a few inches off of your

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom,

'Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not
talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!!

Sorry folks, just had to add that. After experiencing such an absolute crappy night, I'm glad I had that funny, via my MIL in my in box this morning.

Why did I have such a crappy night you ask? Well, lets see. The day started out well enough. Went and picked up Nicoles MRI films to take to the specialist tomorrow for her knee, then dropped her off at her BFF Carson's for the day and night.
Chris was still home sick although on the mend. His boss didn't want him at work due to him still running a fever.
Anyway, we had a good day, which included me making taco salads for dinner since temp wise its already in the low 90s, and humid, so salads sounded great!
Afterwards we watched an episode of NCIS and then went to go to the computer room and we were going to just mess around, like on facebook and such.
We had a new episode of NCIS turned on when an emergency broadcast came over the tv saying that Dallas County was under a tornado warning. WHAT??? no sirens had gone off yet. So we quickly got everyone ( canine, human and avian) in the bathroom, and listened to the weather. There were several indications of rotation and wall clouds and the storm was moving at least 70-80 mph. This lasted about an hour, with our sirens never going off.

Ok, fast forward around 11:30pm. Chris and I had decided to camp out in the den for the night and keep an eye on the puppy and anymore weather.
With the room pitch black we were awoken with cracks of thunder and lightening. We turned on the channel with the radar on and saw exactly what was coming toward us. Not ten minutes later the tornado sirens went off , so off we all ran to the bathroom again. Talk about having rattled nerves. Tiny bathroom, two adults, three dogs and a bird. /sigh...

This too lasted an hour. Then off and on all night we were awoken with horrendous thunder, lightening, winds , rain and hail. The puppy, when not being woken up by thunder actually slept through the night for the first time! So if it had not been for the storms, we would have gotten a full nights sleep.

I'm supposed to go get Nicole about 1130am, but it is still pouring rain, thunder and lightening, and high winds. I'm hoping it will calm down.

During that first tornado warning, they reported this morning there was an actual tornado on the ground northwest of us. Not sure of the damage yet though.

Heres to hoping it slows down a bit, since this kind of weather completely puts me on edge.

Hope everyone else is doing ok!


Coffee Bean said...

Oy! I remember many nights spent like that in Mississippi.

I choked on that little joke. Did not see it coming. LOL!

Karen Deborah said...

ooooh scary. I'm bad I never do go to the bathroom for a storm. I go to the bathroom you know to pee. Sometimes the storms are enough to make you go to the bathroom you know to ah.... wel you know.
but we just hang and figure if we get blown away will go.

Once I did crawl under my husbands desk, it was positively a terrifying storm.

Chris H said...

I can't imagine how it feels being scared of the weather.. tornadoes hardly ever happen here.
I love a good thunder and lightening storm!
Funny joke!

Christina said...


I know how you hate bad weather!