Rain Delays

This morning, north Georgia (as well as much of the southeast) was hit by some pretty crazy stomy weather. There were flooded streets, downed trees, torrential rain, wind gusts over 50 MPH, and many power outages. A huge tall tree fell just outside my work window. It’s kinda hard to see from this pic, but on the left you can see the long skinny tree crossing the road. It took down a bunch of power lines in the process. The power went out in my building around 9:45 this morning, and I was allowed to go home around lunchtime.

Getting away from campus was quite a maze of downed trees, diverted traffic, and scattered debris. I used the afternoon do run some errands, do some shopping, get lunch, and work out. In the evening Rosie and I had to return a purchase in Buckhead, and luckily we didn’t get diverted for any downed trees. Rosie needed a bunch of stuff at Target, so we stocked up on socks, underthings, pajamas, a swimsuit, etc. Now that she has fully stocked drawers, I won’t have to do her laundry as often, or have the 7:40 scramble to find matching socks.

We also got a few discounted Easter candy items, but that’s our little secret.

Drug-Addict Ants?

We’re still dealing with a major ant problem, and we’re waiting for the condo association to get their act together. Today when Rosie went to take her allergy medicine, the bottle was swarming with ants! Who knew that ants went nuts for Hydroxyzine? Ewwwww!

Happy Mothers Day!

Here’s Rosie showing the strawberries she cut up for the Mother’s Day strawberry shortcake. She did a good job taking care of me with hugs, kisses, cards, gifts, breakfast in bed, and dessert. It was tough to have Taylor gone for the 2nd Mother’s Day in a row, but he’ll be home tomorrow night. I talked to my mom, mother in law, and a few mom-friends. I’ve been influenced by so many women in my life…it was great to talk to them.

To any of you moms who read my blog…



Today, instead of getting my last two assignments of classwork done for my Critical Writing class, I only got about a paragraph and a half done. I’m sick of the topic I’ve written on all term, I know I’ve only got 5 more days to finish the class, have major writers block, and everything else to do seems so much more appealing. Today I have…

-Said goodbye to Taylor for a 3-day trip
-Been to the primary activity day
-Went grocery shopping and turned in our recyclables
-Paid ALL our outstanding bills (Thank you, economic stimulus check!)
-Babysat my neighbor’s daughter
-Took a nap
-Took a walk
-Cleaned out the fridge
-Decluttered and took out 3 bags of trash
-Uploaded pictures onto Rosie’s Myspace
-Made devil’s food banana bread
-Made tentative travel plans for Memorial Day weekend (Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Palmyra?)
-Composed this blog

Part of the reason I’m having a hard time focusing is that I can’t submit my current assignment until my prior one is graded (I turned it in 4 days ago, and it’s still not graded). But I can’t turn in my final paper until the current assignment is graded. There’s such a time crunch, but my current assignment requires feedback from the last one. So it’s a bit of a waiting game, but I’m hurried at the same time. The joys of online classes. *sigh*

Just 5 more days to go…