In fact, it feels a lot like Kansas here in Colorado lately.
We have had severe weather EVERY DAY for about two weeks now. Daily tornado watches, thunder, lightening, heavy rain, big, gray, ominous clouds, and hail have made this a memorable June so far. The first few tornado warnings really had me panicked so down to the dark, cold, boring basement we went to wait it out. Now it is like crying wolf. I hear the warning, as I've heard every day lately, and I have been tending to ignore them now. It is just getting REALLY OLD!
All of this is making me miss California. I've always missed the year-round incredible weather, the beaches and the strawberries, to name a few things, but can I seriously be thinking that I miss the earthquakes, too? Yep, I've had that thought plenty of times these past few weeks. Earthquakes come with out warning...ie: no panic, no waiting around downstairs trying to entertain your kids when you fear that your house is going to be blown away at any minute, etc. I experienced MANY earthquakes growing up in California AND while serving as a missionary in Chile and although I know that earthquakes can be dangerous and deadly, I've only experienced them as being a rush of adrenaline, kind of like a rollercoaster. Tornados, on the other hand, have only been scary to me. But hopefully I'll adjust since I think we are here to stay.
(Alison, I stole this picture from your blog)