May 7 - Lisa's Musings (on storms) and Every Day Life
Instead of turning off the computer and quitting work as the thunder thundered and the lightning lightninged -- I unplugged the laptop and headed to the three-season porch to enjoy them while working.
How cool is that?
I admit it, I love a good storm. Especially now that I don't have a dog that flips out because of them.
These two hounds follow my lead, hang out and watch with me.
But I'm not stupid about storms.
I gained a healthy respect for Mother Nature after a tree fell on the side of my house when I was sitting right next to the window against which it hit.
After that, I always suggest to friends, who might be here during a storm, that they park their vehicle in my garage and out of the way of possible flying tree-branches.
In fact, when I hear that warning siren go off, I don't pussy foot around. I'm the first one headed into the basement. Actually, the third one -- because the dogs head down the stairs before me.
In fact, I'm educated in weather. I'm (an expired), card-carrying Weather Watcher, or, something like that.
I went through the class that's offered by the county.
The other cool thing about a storm is when it's over -- because there's always the possibility of a rainbow.
I've seen a lot of them out here. Not yet today, but lots of other times.
And who doesn't love seeing a rainbow?
Or dreaming about that pot of gold that lies beyond it?