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I am a fan of nature.
I love feeling the breeze as it hits my skin on a hot day, love hearing the birds crying their songs either in flight, or sitting on a branch nearby.
Feeling rain hit my skin, and not giving a whit if my clothes get soaked, because in all reality, they dry. grins
Running in the puddles and soaking my kids before they can soak me.
Watching lightning, and bracing myself for the thunder to come. I am fine with thunder, love the slow rolling thunder you can picture like a bowling ball rolling slowly on a concrete floor.
I am terrified of the really scary loud stuff.
When I am asleep alone with nothing but a pillow to snuggle up to, and there is a thunderstrike that crashes three times in a row, sounding like it is in my apartment, making it sound like everything is falling over and shaking the whole place, and it wakes my daughter screaming & crying, and my son whimpering and hiding deeper in his blankets, making me seriously think there was a natural disaster in my home, I have issues with Mother Nature. lol
I was on my feet before I knew I was awake, and in her room, picking her up, and back into the room I was in, comforting my son, and poor Jenna wouldn't sleep unless I was next to her.
Then to top it off, I left the windows of my van open.
6/8/2005 3:18 am
great punchline at the end, didnt see it coming lol. |
It reminded me of a storm we had pass by here few weeks ago, where it was in the late 90* tempeture wise thrue out most of the day. Just touching 4pm, dark clouds rolled in quickly (very quickly)and it became very dark, and at first there was just a light wind, no problems, thinking an odd Thunderstorm is gonna pass by, and in the back of my mind im thinking where i left the camcorder for some lightning action...yet thunder OR lighning did not pass by,instead-the wind became stronger, and being in the Aizona desert, the wind started picking up the dirt and tossing it here and there,you know just skimmering across the pavement no problem....within moments later the wind became allot stronger and instead of tossing the dirt, became blindness, litterally, i mean literally couldnt see no more than 4 feet in front of you....trash cans were on the streets or in other peoples yards, people on the roads were going very slow because of no vision, it was very intense.....
Being an adventurer i decided to make an excuse to step in this, and decided to go to work less than 2 blocks away (it has its good points and bad points of being this close)the desert dirt didnt feel to good hitting my skin or face as i stepped outside, to protect my eyes, i took my sunglasses with me (this turned out to be an excellent choice)and i wasnt going to drive in this, being so close....i ran in it lol...it felt like if i could just jump, the wind would carry me.
Being so hot just earlier that day, i had blue jeans and a white t-shirt when i arrived to work- wich was now totally caked with browness due to the storm at the present moment. The store doors would not close at all, the wind would just throw the doors back and forth, bringing in gushes of dirt and tossing the newspapers that are the rack nearby around (2 oil bottles makes a great weight to hold these down)
Well now im at work, not to get paid or be on the clock...yet for companion reasons, just as it was comforting to have juju34 as a mother being in their childrens presence for comfort...it was good to be in anothers presence (even if i am at work)for comfort and to buff up my braveness.
The storm came and finally passed, leaving the town, local stores and homes at a quiet stand still, everyone is just looking around, What a job Mother Nature did as the situation came thrue...
Sorry being so descriptive.....havent REALLY blogged in a few days and when my fingers hit the keyboard, it took off like a rocket lol.
6/8/2005 5:55 am
Take the youngsters out into the storm. Let them see that what they feel is excitement. Not fear. Have them wait baited for the next thunder clap and flash through the skies. Hear them scream with delight at their reward.|
I love a good storm.
Most people dread drowning or suffocating or road accidents etc
I fully expect to be hit by lightening and return to Nature
6/8/2005 1:57 pm
No worries, CuteAZ guy. I totally understand, and feel free to be descriptive. it IS comunication.|
Nice idea, Hugh, but my daughter...in a storm?
With thunder so loud it shakes the windows?
I value my neck, and this girl has the grip of an octopus.
My son does too. I figure when they are ready for storm watching like that, they will let me know.
At 4 and 6, imaginations are fer too wild to allow for that much appreciation of storms, and besides, really REALLY loud thunder terrifies me too.
Though give me a storm with a tornadic possibility, and if the kids are with Daddy, I am chasing it.
As much as I like decent storms, I send you all the loud thunder, though I love a good lightning show. grinning
I don't want my kids getting hit by the lightning though.
That would be very bad.
Talk to you guys later!
6/8/2005 4:32 pm
6/8/2005 9:23 pm
back at you, Amber!|