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Crazy weather and feeling down under.

I wrote this post yesterday, but it failed to upload. I’m out and about briefly right now so am attempting to send before I’m back home and cuddled into my bed again. We are still without Internet after the storm, but as I mentioned below we’re better off than many.

I’ll admit, if this actually posts? I’ll be shocked. We’ve had some rather severe weather here the last couple of days. It all started yesterday around 11:00, but it looks like we’re mainly in the clear now.

We had tornados, super intense winds, hail storms, lots of thunder and lightening… It’s been a little intense. I’m surprised we have as many trees still standing in our yard as we do.

We actually got off pretty lucky. Aside from a lack of Internet starting at about 2:00 today, and a bunch of huge branches down in our yard, we’re a-okay. Some towns have been without power since yesterday, and some folks don’t have much of their houses left. With me being sick in bed all day it was almost like today’s craziness never even happened.

My being sick ended up being a bit of a blessing in disguise. It was the girl’s first day of Summer vacation, so she had big plans. She would have been upset over Mother Nature ruining her day, but was okay with it being wrecked because I was sick.

The two of us grabbed her crafting buckets and spent the day in bed. Drawing some “old school” G1 My Little Ponies, coloring pictures she printed out, and playing games of X’s & O’s (that’s tic tack toe for those not in the know).

The girl is fast asleep beside me now, and I plan to join her as soon as I attempt to submit this post from my iPhone. No late night TV time for me tonight. I need to get better so we can start her Summer holiday’s “for reals”. 😜

Keep Hydrating!

Sorry everyone.  Not feeling well tonight…  but I did want to log on to share anyway…  So here’s my motivational message for the night:  Keep Hydrating!

Water is important.  And in most places, tap water is just as good (if not better) than bottled water.  So buy yourself a nice refillable bottle (mine is glass and says “tap water” on it) and refill often.

Keep Hydrating!

Get your own “tap water” water bottle here:  http://www.tapwater-bottle.com/.  I LOVE mine.  Seriously, it is probably one of my very favourite “just mine” things.  I truly love my water bottle.  A little geeky?  yeah…  but that’s okay.  LOL

Building Blocks

Building blocks can refer to any number of things, especially in a metaphorical sense.  Anything you use to build up to something better is, essentially, a building block.  Today though I refer to them in the literal sense…  building blocks.

The wee girlie got sick last night at about 2:30 a.m. and hasn’t been well since.  No fever though, thank goodness.  But that’s meant that we’ve kept today really nice and low key.  In the afternoon we spent a couple hours sitting on the floor building with her mega blocks.  Something that she loves doing, but that doesn’t require much physical investment.

If you look closely, you’ll see Lily-Ann in the bokeh surrounding her block house.

MegaBlocks house for Kai Lan, Tolee, Ho Ho, and Itza.

Building Blocks

Here are a couple other shots of the house…  playing with my depth of field a little.

Itza the Iguana and Kai Lan hanging out in their block house

Itza and Kai Lan - hanging out.

Ho ho, Tolee, Kai Lan, and Itza, sitting at the table...

Hanging in the block house

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