Monday, June 15, 2009

We're not in California anymore Toto

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)

7 comments:

Alison said...

Its funny you should mention Kansas (b/c that's where I'm at this week) and we have had the rain from these storms rolling in, but nothing like what is going on at home. Completely insane isn't it?

Amy said...

My mom came to visit last summer and we happened to have a hurricane while she was here. She told us she'd much rather experience an earthquake because it was a lot less stressful! I think I"d still take a hurricane but I may change my mind if another comes again this summer! You are welcome to send the rain our way--we could use some to cool us down a little!

Heather said...

I think it is all freaky! Hang in there, and enjoy that is not too hot because HOT + PREGO= miserable. Hope you are feeling good still! I am so curious how it feels to be prego for the first time at our age because this 4th one is doing a number on me and I feel sooo much older than my first time around! LOVES!

Jami said...

CRAZY! I will stop complaining.

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

we get tornado watches every year. The kids get freaked out by it. Hey, I only lived in Cali for 3 years total and I miss it!

Lisa said...

I agree. I will take earthquakes (which I am terrified of) anyday over tornados! At least with earthquakes you have the anxiety after, not before AND after!

Jacqui #541-936-2565 said...

I heard it's been wild there. You look really cute, by the way. Thanks for putting me on your blog roll, but it's the wrong link. It's pretty funny, though. You should check it out. (It should be sjweightloss.blogspot.com)