I was missing Arizona a lot one day and Tony reminded me to stay positive and appreciate it here. I’ve lived in several states but Oklahoma is so different, to me. So, in lieu of his excellent advice, I’ve been noticing the things around here that are great… because I do appreciate them.
1 Taking a break from my beloved pizza cookie, the pizookie. The one’s here just aren’t as good as Oregano’s, which is only found in Arizona. So that’s positive because I don’t have that temptation around.
2 Getting a bulletin on my door the day we moved in with this welcoming information…
Tornado season do’s and don’ts:
- Go to a safe room, get to the lowest building level possible.
- Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down. Cover the back of your head with your hands.
- If you’re outside with no shelter, lie flat in a ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands. Be aware of the potential for flooding.
- Don’t use your car as shelter, tornadoes can lift and throw cars
- Don't go to the southwest corner of your shelter most tornadoes approach from the SW
- Don’t light candles, even after the storm has passed. Ruptured gas lines can create a fire hazard so it’s better to use flashlights.
How informative and helpful!
And then a call late Wednesday night while enjoying a funny movie that we were on a tornado warning and we needed to seek shelter. So here’s to us huddling in the bathroom behind our mattress; dangerously located on the second floor. They are now, fond memories.
3 Eating delicious all-you-can-eat ribs at the Rib Crib. Somewhere new, and glorious. So much for the healthy lifestyle goal. But they were worth it, gal darn it.
4 The cover-all bib I got for Brody. It’s huge, which is a change from our usual cloth newborn bibs. AND it doubles as a snack holder.. woo woo.
5 The rusty razor blade that has been chillaxin’ in front of our apartment stairs since we got here. No one will touch it. I hope the cat dog bat fiends don’t find it and use it on me the next time I trespass on their property. But it serves to me as a reminder that we got new carpet. At least- from seeing the carpet scraps around it, and after finding it’s twin hiding in our apartment, I assume it was the carpet guys who left it behind.
6 Craving Strawberry (fig) Newton's one day, which I never treat myself to, and realizing that the store only had Fig Newman's. For the love. However I was able to find them the next time I got groceries and so I was very happy to find they do in fact sell them here.
7 Discovering my new love: DUSTEE’S! They sell loads of bling, bags, and girly goodies for dirt cheap! And since they don’t have any in Arizona, I’ll be stocking up till next summer. Oh bling, how I appreciate you.
9 Having my camera break and having to send it to the Canon manufacturers. I thought I’d miss a summers worth of pictures and blogging opportunities but I only missed a week, and it was completely free! It was fixed and shipped back so fast, I LOVE CANON even more now!
10 Even though Tony works 70 hour weeks, he made me a pancake dinner one night. He’s the greatest!
11 Getting some live flowers for mother’s day at the ward here, placing them in a cute pot and discovering my thumb must be green because they are still alive. What’s it been like a week?
12 And finally, noticing this crumpled up 5 dollar bill on the ground on my way to church. Naturally, I was disappointed to find it didn’t have a hundred crunched up inside of it, but free money is always welcome. And I guess it was a reward for leaving early! Bahahaha!