Friday, May 4, 2012

Life Happens

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I have been meaning to start up the blog posts on a more regular basis since tax season is over.

However, life happens....

Work is more busy now than ever.

Kobi is now enrolled in college classes
(yes she is only 16 and will be a High School Sr. next year)

Kobi ran in her first 5K and placed 3rd in her age group!

We had a multi family garage sale....

Bowling is coming to an end
(Bowling in the Championship on Monday)
((Yes I am a nerd like that))

Yard work and house work has taken over the fun....

This weekend is Cinco De Mayo
any local peeps want to come...
hit me up.
I will try to post pictures.

Kobi went critter crazy....

While setting up for the garage sale, our neighbor brought over his sugar glider...

Kobi is DEATHLY afraid of birds.....
I was surprised she did this!
(she may or may not have tinkled in her panties here)

If Kobi could raise giraffes.... she would.
Always been a favorite animal of hers.
Now at our local zoo... they allow you to feed the giraffes.
She is lovin it! 

OH wait!  That's not one of Kobi's critter pics....
We caught Peter.
We are now rabbit free.
Yeah!
They were all turned out to explore the feild near our house.

NOW FOR MY RANT.....

The one year anniversary of THIS is approaching....
The tornado that came so close to our place....
Although it is only the cousin of a BFF of mine, who lost her babies....
It still haunts me.
I didn't even know her, or the children.
But they were just a few miles from my home.
I helped my BFF struggle through the situation...
Up on the phone  all night with her a couple of times....
both sitting on our own back porches...
miles apart...
drinking away our cares.
The deaths brought up alot for her.
She had not gone to a funeral since her daddy's funeral...
She wasn't going to go...
She didn't think she could handle it.
I am glad she did.

This event had a large impact on many people in the area....
The news stations are even starting to "remember" the anniversary of that horrible day...

My BFF's cousin was pregnant at the time.
She took shelter in a bathtub with her other 3 children...
Pulled a mattress over top of them.
This is what we have always been told to do.
However, it just wasn't enough.
It's just not fair.

Every since then, every time I hear....
I took shelter the bathtub...
Or we went in the closet....
I cringe.
Get a storm shelter people.
Oklahoma is in freakin' tornado alley!
I see people spend money on vacations...
Expensive cars....
Swimming pools....
Shelters are not that expensive...
It could save the life of you or your child.
Don't wait until it's to late.





5 comments:

Nicole said...

We're approaching the one year tornado that struck here last year. Here at work, they had all this time to educate our employees and get them to knowing how to be safe here and they just started trying late last month. You wanna talk about a mad person, that was me. And I'm in the department responsible for it. But the sad thing is I wasn't in on the initial planning then the 2 guys who were both went on vacation the next day after they did the horrible training job and left me to take the brunt of all the angry people. Heck we had an EF5 come through, I would say people are a little touchy about the subject and they brushed it off like it was nothing and I got the heat of everyone. I was pissed.

Samantha said...

That's such a sad story :( I encourage storm shelters if you can. We don't get many tornados here, but in flatter parts of our State...they get more & I know of some who do have storm shelters.

I added my blog to your tab :)

Sarah Kate said...

I just read those articles. It makes me so sad to hear things like that. My heart breaks for that mother who lost both of her sons. Tornados are extremely scary. We hope to eventually install a shelter out here, too. In 2008, a huge tornado came through. We weren't living here, but you can still see exactly where it passed through our woods because it cut a path and those trees are still all laying on their sides waiting to be removed. I fear the day that another one comes back through here!

Andrea said...

I can't even imagine...just can't.

Xazmin said...

What a hard thing to have affect you! Sometimes it's so hard to understand why things like this have to happen.

Sounds like you have a lot going on in your family! But being busy usually keeps us happy!