Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tornado Watch, Pooh Bear, Baseball, and a Fat Rodent

If you saw my Bible Study Blog, you'd know that yesterday we were under a tornado watch. I think it lasted from 10:oo PM to 5:00 AM. If you are like I used to be you probably do not know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. A tornado watch means that the conditions are ripe for a tornado to form and you need to prepare for the out! A tornado warning means that you best be in a safe place like a basement with no windows or a bathtub with a mattress over you because one is formed and headed your way. Consider yourself warned.

Well, last night I unplugged everything (even the phone lines and cable to the computer) but the refridgerator and the microwave (since I cannot get to the stupid plug) stayed in their sockets. This is because the lightning storms around here can strike your house and fry anything in an outlet. Since we have a BRAND NEW HIGH SPEED COMPUTER WITH CABLE!!!! I didn't want to chance it. Oh, did you hear? I got a BRAND NEW HIGH SPEED COMPUTER WITH CABLE!!!!

Well, since I am typing this, you probably can see that we survived the storm...didn't even get the promised golf-ball sized hail let alone a tornado. We had about 15 mins of downpour and a lot of wind but that's it. I tell you, my boys were praying down a storm! We sure felt his angels around us last night. We slept in the basement living room last night. The boys asked if they could do it again tonight but I said no...I know, Mean ol' Mommy! I took a picture...don't have a digital so you'll have to wait for Wal-Mart to develop them after we finish the roll. Heh. That reminds me of the time I was out in a storm taking pictures...but that will have to be a different post. Yes, my mind is rambling. What is next on my title's list?

Pooh Bear!

Yea. Okay, so we have kids and our bathroom has been decorated with Pooh Bear stuff for the last 4 or 5 years. We used to have a Pooh Bear shower curtain but it ripped a while back and since the rest of the decor has the Pooh gang playing with ducks, we had a duck shower curtain. Well, that ripped now...and worst of all, the bathroom we now have has a flower border with a black background.

So, we set out to find a Pooh border, Pooh drape, Pooh shower curtain, Pooh trash can (that broke when moving in), and a Pooh soap holder (it broke too...while inside the Pooh trash can that Dave dropped). Did you know that NO ONE has Pooh bathroom stuff anymore???? We checked everywhere! For TWO WEEKS!!!

Finally I went back to Wal-Mart for upteenth time in one week (vainly seeking the Pooh) and I looked UP. Huh. On the very top shelf where no-one can reach, I saw a hint of baby blue on a trash can. We used a curtain rod to manuever it down...and it was POOH BEAR! Not the ducky one but one with butterflies. I can handle that. Behind the can was...dun dun duuuun...a soap dish and a lotion dispensor!!! NO WAY!!! Alas, no shower curtain, border, or drapes but we were half way there!

Now, just this week we went to Rose's (it is a discount store here in the South) and we passed by the towels...A SHOWER CURTAIN!!! was Pooh Bear... with the butterflies (I'm doing a little jig here...the Mimi happy dance!) We bought TWO (only $5 each!)

Later we were in Lowe's (the hardware and garden store) and passed the wallpaper section and just for kicks I looked...they have the border to order. (Maybe drapes too???) Can't afford it at the moment (we spent all our money on this BRAND NEW HIGH SPEED COMPUTER WITH CABLE!!!! ) But at least we know where it is!


It is now baseball and T-ball season for the boys and I feel like a taxi. I tell ya! Twice a week for both boys (sometimes three for Keegan) two hours each practice! I can't decide if I like it better when they both have practice on the same day (which are at different times in different areas) or on different days (making me drive every day to the field.) Oh well, at least they are out there having fun, getting exercise, meeting kids, and getting dirty. :)

Fat Rodent...

Lastly, this is how I've been feeling lately...guess I'm glad it is Spring and I can start walking outside and gardening...get some exercise so I will stop looking like this:



jel said...

M.C. you make me laugh :)

glad you made it though the storm!

the last picture cracks me up! :)

McMom said...

You make me laugh too! What a fun newsy post!! CONGRATULATIONS on the new high speed computer with cable!!!

Ciera said...

Pooh Bear!!!!

Glad the storm didn't get you!

M. C. Pearson said...

Jel~ Don't you just love that guy? ;)

McMom~Thanks! And I was glad to see that hubby is neither going to Iraq or Germany! Yeah! Hope you get Alaska!

Ciera~ Boy, so am I! How's your end of the galaxy? Heh heh heh.

Kimber said...

Girl - you crack me up :) I left you a comment on my we are much the same over here...FAT MAMA RABBITS eating Carrots and Taxi-ing the little bunnies here there and everywhere!!! Just yesterday and today we came out of our bunny burrough and sat out in the Sunny yet bone chilling 37 degree weather to watch one soccer game and 3 - yes I said 3 baseball games ALREADY!!! BUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

And now, I am hoping to be able to reach that tiny "ich" like the little guy in the picture-as I have also endeavored to "walk/run/sweat" to get the excess winter pounds off before my sister's wedding...OMG!!!

I have promised myself sometime this week to read your story...can't wait!!

Glad all is well in your "rabbit" world...and I will think of you as I taxi my little ones to different soccer/baseball/and horseback riding lessons....DEEP BREATH!!!

Thinkin of ya from one Rabbit to another - my you find joy as you hop around!

MaY said...

LUV the new house..LUV the pic of that fat rodent! Can I copy it?! I want to make it as my desktop. Had a blast laughing. Glad to hear from you again. Man, it's been too long. Welcome back! :-)

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Great entertainment Mims! I'm glad the prayers helped....that storm was a doosey!

You're having a ball downloading pictures at the spped of light, aren't you? LOL

If you don't have the whole email with all the pics to send to May, let me know I still have it!

Trinity13 said...

I'm glad you found all your pooh bear stuff!! If not, you could have always checked out ebay.

M. C. Pearson said...

Kimber~ We don't need the Easter bunny...we ARE Easter bunnies!

May~ I tried to e-mail you the entire set of funny pictures that I got this one off of but your e-mail came back...I'll visit you soon and try again from your end. (e-mail care of Bonnie Calhoun)

Bonnie~thanks prayer partner! And yes, I am loving this high speed cable! Still have the e-mail...too funny to delete. :)

Trin! Never thought about e-bay. Hate to put our numbers out there in cyber space so it never crossed my mind. Good alternative though...if I get Pooh desperation again! Hee hee.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

I've always thought that "Pooh" belongs in the bathroom.

Ooops, did I say that?

Anonymous said...

you really had that thing about your BRAND NEW HIGH SPEED COMPUTER WITH CABLE emphasized, huh? oh, lucky you. love to have one myself. =)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

My broadband is supposed to be high speed. Some hope of that!

M. C. Pearson said...

Curm~ Yeah, Pooh is hard to find unless you go to my bathroom!

Pia~ Yep, I'm LOVIN' it! Ooops didn't want to refer to McDonalds or french fries to you. LOL...hope you are feeling better!

Jean-Luc~ How ya doin' Capitan? Was my story on your site too gross? LOL

Ballpoint Wren said...

Yay, Mimi! Stories with happy endings are always good, especially if they involve Pooh Bear. Did you know I can sing most of the songs from Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh?

And the rain rain rain came down down down
in rushing, rising rivlets

Just like your neighborhood! Heh!

audrey` said...

A very Blessed Easter to you and your loved ones :)

Jaime H. said...

Yay on the new computer!!!!!

Hey, how is it going with your book???

Rulan said...

cool post. Lots of fun. Hey, I always thought that tornados were dark not white. That one looks kinda pretty. Glad you didn't gain a touchdown.

Cool PC plug. Good ole pooh bear, eh? lol Love the character in the last photo. He is so cute.

Nettie said...

Yay for the computer! Speed rocks!

M. C. Pearson said...

Bonnie Wren~ You crack me up! I never knew about rivlets! Heh...ya, that rain has been falling!

Audrey~ Blessings to you too!

Jaimie~ Still waiting on Nelson...keep praying!

Rulan~ This was our first tornado watch out in the East but when we lived in Kansas...I felt like Dorothy all the time! I'll share about our Kansas days sometime...spent 7 years there.

Nettie~ Don't I know it! Awesome...I cannot believe the difference!