The girls and I were in the library this afternoon for our weekly visit when I heard sirens in the distance. Having grown up in Houston near the refineries, a siren to me means that there was an unexpected release of a chemical from one of the plants. A siren in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area signifies severe weather and sometimes, if the weather is just right, a tornado. I knew that we were under a tornado watch thanks to hearing the latest weather on the radio before entering the library, so I calmly returned to browsing our library’s amazing DVD collection. A few minutes later, all of the library employees were gathered around the TV set watching the radar. I was doing my best to stay calm to finish our library trip without stampeding for the door with freaked out little girls, but no, everyone had to start talking about tornadoes, which made the girls start talking about tornadoes. After I reminded them that we would be just fine and would head home in five minutes, they returned to hanging out in the children’s section.
We all finished picking up our weekly goodies, checked out, and made it home almost a minute before the rain hit. It was nasty. The weather in Houston can be nasty, but this was nasty. Then, after about five minutes, the rain ended. Andy arrived home from work about 30 minutes later and said he had sunny skies the entire drive. Boob. So not fair.
I am so awesome! The dishwasher was clogged yesterday and after a quick Google search, I found out how to fix it. I didn’t attempt anything until today because I couldn’t find our allen wrenches, but after a few cranks, I completely cleared the clog. Ha! Andy came home and laughed at my celebrations, saying that I could do all of the handyman fixes now. He thinks he’s funny. I am not handy. This was a wonderful fluke.
Maddie has lost both of her front teeth in the past week. There goes her speech therapy for the rest of the school year. Her therapist is going to have to be creative for the next two months.
I finished a quick shrug for Laura’s Molly doll last night. I’m going to write up a quick pattern and post it on here and Ravelry. Here are a few photos, along with photos of Maddie’s empty spaces.