Monday, April 15, 2019

The Universe Never Fails To Dole Out A Gentle And Humble Reminder

Despite my attempts to start this week off on the right track, that didn't exactly happen this morning. I have Mother Nature to thank for that. It actually wasn't a big deal. In fact, I had a few moments of Work at Home Dog Mom giggles.

To back up a bit, the weather over the past 6 months has been weird.

Well, more like a couple of years, but I'm just focusing on the past 6 months for now.

We didn't really have a winter.

In November, we got about 6 inches of snow. Both Lisa and myself thought that was an early indication of how our winter was going to play out.

But, nope.

From that point on, any of the storms that hit our area was in the form of rain, freezing rain, or sleet.

Last month, or maybe it was February, we got about a foot of snow. It didn't take long for that to melt.

That. Has. Been. It. 

We used the snow blower once during our winter season.

Over the weekend, we had our windows opened day and night.

I got up at 4 this morning. Lisa was up 15 minutes later.

It was raining.


I checked our local weather site.

Long story short, most of our state was being hit by severe weather. West of us had tornado watches until 7 a.m.

While on the front porch, we saw the sky light up. It was pouring buckets. The wind was horrible.

Lisa left for work less than an hour later.

I began my Work at Home Dog Mom day.

I noticed a lot of people who live in Connecticut were posting about the massive thunderstorms that were pounding their area.

A few commented that it was the most intense thunderstorm they've ever been through.

Right about the same time, the flashes of lightning became more frequent. The thunder was loud enough to spook all of our kids.

I kept updated with several weather sites. Mother Nature was obviously in a mood and doling out some crazy weather.

Instead of the usual thunderstorm, this one lasted for almost 2 hours. It wasn't bad. Our area dodged the worst of it.

What made it crazy was that the bright flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder were far apart and unpredictable.

After almost 2 hours, I thought it was safe to go outside. I hadn't heard a rumble of thunder in about 20 minutes.

I opened the big front door.

Just as I opened the screen door, the sky lit up. Bright. A few seconds later, a huge crash of thunder.

Um. Okay.

After that, the weather simmered down. The rain eased up. The sky got brighter. Our kids were finally able to relax enough to nap.

An hour later, I sat on the front porch for a little while.

There may have been a little crack of a smile on my face.

Leave it to the Universe.

Last night, before falling asleep, I was really confident that I was going to have this week by the balls.


The Universe had to dish out a gentle and humble reminder that no matter how well prepared I think I am, the unexpected can still always happen.

This is why I always grab the Universe's hand for the endless sloppy tangos and her famous shimmy shakes.

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