The sound of the wind is what woke me up. I perhaps have a little post-traumatic stress disorder after going through a derecho last summer. I didn't even know it was called a derecho when I wrote that post. And we're not having another one now, just strong winds from the west, with gusts up to 55 mph. But listening to it is … unsettling.
The weather throughout the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states has been and continues to be dangerous. Tornadoes wreaked havoc in Georgia yesterday – are my Georgia friends okay?
Poor little daffodils. I also noticed snowdrops and hostas beginning to show their leaves yesterday when I was outside enjoying the 60-degree temperature. In JANUARY!
In addition to the warm temperature, it rained All. Day. Long. Nearly an inch altogether, and steady, so that you couldn't even get out and run between the raindrops. I hopped on the elliptical for an hour and watched Monday's recording of The Biggest Loser. I started watching it sitting on my ass while knitting a mitten, but thinking about Jen's exercise commitment while watching the contestants sweat it out spurred me to actually produce some sweat of my own. So thanks, Jen.
If any of you happen to be in the path of a storm today … seek shelter. Stay safe, y'all!