Last Friday we had large thunderstorms roll through the area for the first half of the day. The boys and I were home eating a late breakfast with my sister who was over for a few hours. At one point the power flickered a few times and eventually completely went out. It came back on within minutes and I didn’t think about it again.
Fast forward to Sunday night, about 11:00 pm…Josh and I were finally heading to bed for the night. Like normal for workdays, Josh flipped his alarm clock button to the “alarm” setting and we went to sleep. At midnight the (always annoying) beep-beep-beep sounded…the alarm had reset for midnight when the power went out days earlier. Josh hit the snooze button and we both went back to sleep. He then did this for the next FIVE AND A HALF HOURS! I remember asking him twice why the the alarm kept going off and I remember him giving an annoyed sigh everytime it went off again, but neither of us woke up enough to actually figure out why the alarm was continually waking us up. Josh just remembers that each time it went off he thought to himself that he wasn’t quite ready to get up for the day yet. Well, duh, it was the middle of the night.
Finally at 5:30 am we both woke to the alarm again and laughed hard when we realized what was going on. And then we realized how tired we were from waking up every nine minutes.
To top it off, at 5:30 Josh reset the alarm to go off at the normal 6:45. When it went off then he actually hit snooze three more times before finally turning it off! Having to wake up with newborn twins was an easier night of sleep than that one.
We have been in southern Texas (on the Mexican border) for about two weeks now. They are going through a period that the locals are calling “unseasonably cold.” The average high each day is 55 – 60 degrees. Ha! Josh flew home to -7 the other day, with additional wind chill. We have actually seen people with heavy jackets and scarves wrapped around their faces. It’s funny, because to us it’s perfect hoodie weather, and Shane is playing outside everyday in crocs and a light jacket.
I may not go home to Minnesota!
Josh and I tend to be very brand loyal people. We find something we love; we recommend it to everyone. For various reasons we highly endorse, if you will, a variety of brands for a variety of reasons – Penske (unmatched customer service, Josh actually got a worker a reward and a plaque once because of his customer comments), Apple (no reason needed), badger hair brush shaving for men, Trader Joe’s Ketchup, our bank USAA, Blue Sky Creamery and a couple of things I shouldn’t mention on a blog that my mom reads.
I think we finally found our sheets! These were actually a recommendation from a couple of blogs I read and I was a little skeptical about how they could be that much better. They totally are! The sheets are unbelievably soft and comfortable to sleep on and they come in an array of fun colors.
If you’re in need of new sheets you should seriously consider these. You’re welcome to stop by our house to take a nap and test drive them first, if needed.
On my way home from a wedding rehearsal tonight I ordered dinner from Applebees Carside To-Go. I think the phone waitress was taking advantage of the advertised margarita special:
Her: What make and color is your car?
Me: I’m driving a Dodge Neon; it’s maroon.
Her: Great! Like a truck?
Me: Umm, no, it’s a sedan.
Her: Okay, so it’s like an SUV then.
Me: No, it’s like a small four door car.
Her: Oh!! Third time’s a charm.
This is by far the best inaugural coverage I heard and/or read today! The blog author is a friend of ours that teaches the 8th grade in Tennessee. Some of their comments are absolutely hilarious. Enjoy!
This is funny, only Snoop Dogg…
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Genesis 8: 20-22, 9:8-17