My life in the last 9 days:
--pack for a family reunion in North Carolina
--write and schedule the July 2 post for SP&P
--leave for the family reunion
--witness a tornado on the way to North Carolina
--cower in a Pizza Hut bathroom waiting for the storm to pass
--receive a phone call from a neighbor saying we have major tree limbs down in our yard
--gasp when I receive pictures of tree damage
--arrive to North Carolina, trying to take deep breaths to recover from events of the trip
--enjoy a nice visit in the mountains of North Carolina
--return home from North Carolina to discover my family and friends have cleaned up our storm damage
--sniff some foul smells coming our rotten food
--discover my inner Pioneer as I live life without power
--hunker down in our basement, trying to sleep in the coolness, since the temperatures here have been hovering around 100 degrees.
--swell with gratitude from all the generous offers of help from neighbors and family
--celebrate the 4th of July
--rejoice greatly when our power returns on the 5th of July
--resist feeling grumpy about our phone, internet and cable not returning
--pray for those who still do not have power from the storm, now 8 days ago
--smile when I win "Runner Up" in the Market District Burger Contest earlier today for this recipe.
--park myself at the local library to do some writing.
Back soon with some yummy recipes and stories, but for now, I am recovering from an eventful 9 days.
Life is sweet,