After a great webinar at Children's Home Society and Family Services on adoption and the feeding relationship, I was heading to pick up my daughter when a tornado hit. Thank goodness she wasn't in the car. I watched as it formed about 100 yards in front of my car (trapped in construction zone with cement all around, and bumper to bumper traffic.) It was surreal to watch the gray swirl, large branches and debris heading for my car. Terrifying, crazy, slow motion, trying to dial my husband on the phone with shaking hands...
I am off to Target tomorrow to buy one of those NOAA radios that will wake you up if there is a storm watch. Folks, if there is a tornado watch, don't get in your car. It was horrible. (Of note, there was no warning, or sirens, this was one of those that just popped up...)
Enjoyed a Dairy Queen Blizzard on the way home to commemorate my close call. My kiddo pitched a fit when they didn't get her order just right- cup of vanilla ice-cream, cone perched on top with a side of sprinkles. I think she could sense I was still a little on edge. I just bought an extra one to appease her. My nerves couldn't take it!
Hug your loved ones!