Saturday, July 7, 2012

In the last 9 days...

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,


whitneyingram said...

Holy cow! What an adventurous week and half!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

WOWZA! You've had QUITE the last 9 days! And your burger was awesome, by the way, I hope you enjoy your prize!
I hope your internet and cable come back soon. My parents just got their's back last night, so there is still hope!

Unknown said...

Goodness! I moved to Jersey last year from the South and I don't miss the tornados! Glad you are okay. Just found your blog. Glad to find a healthy Mommy blog. I am starting a challenge on mine to be healthier. Those popsicles for the fourth just might make it on my to-do list for the summer! :)

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Yes, we've had a long week or glad this one is looking to be a little less crazy!!!