It started off as an ordinary day. I had one of my standard breakfasts. It probably looks familiar. I rotate the same handful of foods for breakfast, lunches and snacks at work.
Creature of habit here.
I have kicked the caffeine habit and go with plain decaf tea or coffee now, so there's a change :)
Mr. Blondie called around 10:00 and said I better pay attention to the storm warnings today. The terrible storms that hit Alabama yesterday are coming our way. He suggested I work from home for the afternoon and pick Emily up from daycare early so we'd be off the roads.
Most of the time he makes fun of the news stations for trying to make a story out of the weather, so when he expresses this kind of concern I know it must be serous. He was back at work today so he's been getting all the latest weather updates.
I left work at lunchtime. When I arrived home, the sky was starting to turn grey and the wind was howling something fierce. There was no sign of rain yet though.
So I did the logical thing and immediately changed into my running clothes. Potentially taking a tree limb to the head sounded better than spending a full hour on the treadmill. I know you agree.
The plan was to do the first part of my run outside since I didn't want to stray too far from home. I ran for 35 minutes then took it to the 'mill. That's another mini-mind game I play with myself. Instead of breaking up my workout evenly I often do it this way....knowing I'm more than half way done when I switch to the less favorable activity (even if it's only by 5 minutes) makes it seem less daunting.
I had a big salad for lunch and toiled away on some more work before going to get Emily a little earlier than usual. Now we're cozing up for the night. Flashlights are out and I cleaned out the walk-in closet underneath our staircase in case we need to hunker down inside there later. Hopefully we won't.
I thought I was safe when I moved to Atlanta....no blizzards. hurricanes, tsunamis or earthquakes here. Alas, we've got tornadoes.
Stay safe tonight kiddos.