WeatherI just spent the last hour cleaning up after last night's storm.  It really wasn't a big deal, tornados in the area but mostly small (dime and quarter sized) hail.  No big damage, just lots of leaves on the ground and shrubs and plants a bit tattered…The images I attached are not from last night – but from last year around this time.  Tornado Season.  On a typical May/June/July night, storms can pop up out of nowhere and wreak havoc – if not on our yards and homes, then in our minds.   I always get a bit nervous at this time of year.  Last year, I was in the hospital after having Benjamin when we had a tornado watch (tornado hadn't been spotted but conditions very favorable).   A couple of days after getting home from the hospital, this storm (pictured above) happened and caused millions  of dollars worth of damage.  We're talking baseball  and  softball  and some larger sized hail.  I've personally seen hail as large as a cantaloupe. CRAZY.   My friend Jules husband is a meteorologist and has gone storm chasing.  I can only imagine how scary it would be to go looking for these storms – I just want to run and hide.

Some people think I am freaky about these storms (you know who you are!!) but I just can't help it.  My LIFE is in the four walls of this house.  Their names are Russell, Colin and Benjamin.  I don't want anything blowing that apart.