Monday, April 25, 2011

In the past three days I have used this word more often than I would have liked. I had been under this or under that, and it wasn’t until this morning I realized exactly how much underage I had achieved.

When I left you Friday I had no intention of completing the “under” list. It was not even on my radar but it seems great progress has been made. Will you let me toot my own horn and show you what got checked off my “Under” list? 

“Underage” list checked items:

Under pressure: Single living had come to an end. Cleaning was in order before Ms. Twister returned with her “Big” bag. (I call it a trunk)

Under fed: All the cleaning made me hungry, time to eat.

Under a watch: Yes, a tornado watch and once more the Close Encounter theme.

Under a Warning: A tornado had been spotted on the outskirts of town.

Under advisement: “Granny, you need to go downstairs early, there is a tornado coming.” “Well, I’ll take that under advisement.”

Under Ground: To the dirty, cobweb filled basement.

Under the Stairs: With 187 pounds of canine. This is where I fell in love with the new smarter-than-I cell phone. Television was out but now I could get radar on my phone.

Under estimated: The power of prayer. The tornado hit to the west and east of us but lifted and passed us by. Thank you Lord.

Under cover: Way too much excitement and I went to bed.

Now repeat from watch to cover several more times and you have my weekend. There has been so much rain; rocks are floating in my yard. Not to mention the cute life jackets I saw the squirrels donning. Where do squirrels shop?


PS I want to acknowledge all the beautiful compliments left Friday. Thank you again my lovely peeps, you sure know how to send sunshine when it is needed. And for one special follower…

Jubes out!


GigglesandGuns said, 

Thought about you all weekend. Things were flying here that don't have wings but ours was the after effects of yours.

Glad you kept your sense of humor, Booger :0)

April 25, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Jayne said, 

My Jules, you've been Under and awful lot of pressure! So glad you are safe and sound. Know that you are most definitely not Under appreciated, my blogging friend. There's always much to enjoy here at the Rainbow. ;)

April 25, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Glad you achieved the "Under List"
Don't envy you with the weather,
Enjoyed the post as always.


April 25, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Teresa aka JW said, 

I'm with you about the storms and all this water. I feel under water and OVERwhelmed but will be OVERjoyed to get past this stormy season. :)

April 25, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Berts Blog said, 

All I have been writing about for weeks is all the water we have, all the flooding. But wow, when I read your blog (first timer here) I realized a little water is nothing to worry about. So glad you got through the tornado safely.

Good luck and we will keep a watch for you out here on the eastern edge of the west coast.


April 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Her highness, Samantha Vérant said, 

Hmmm. With the tornado, maybe you and ToTo will make it over the rainbow...

Glad you're safe!

April 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Manzanita said, 

This is a very meaningful and clever post. I am enjoying your "under" words. I'm glad the tornado did no damage and your area is safe.
Thank you.

April 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

It's Monday! Hope you are starting off your week better. Thinking of you!

April 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Katie Gates said, 

To say your weekend was intense would be an UNDERstatement! Glad you made it through!

April 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Ella said, 

I kept thinking she is going to toss in the underwear, lol! Great use of under... Glad you and yours are doing well! Scary, I so hate some of those under words. Under a warning...not fun! Under the house with furry spiders...not good, either!
Take Care, xXx

April 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Gail said, 

Thank goodness, you are okay! We have had several warnings here, rotation above and flash floods below.

April 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Tracy said, 

Okay Jules, it is my lunchtime and I am sitting in my room eating lunch and I read your blog. I have thought of you a great deal over the weekend; wanted to give you space so I refrained from the long e-mail :) and dozens of questions.
I hope you are out from "UNDER' the pressures and stress...
thinking of you!

April 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Ann said, 

Glad to see you survived the wrath of Mother Nature over the weekend.

Squirrels in life jackets...a sight to behold indeed.

April 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Your weekend sounds ubber exciting! Mine was simple and easy- with tons of homework. Have a terrific day!

April 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

So glad you're safe and things are looking up from under the gloom.

Once, when I was a child, my parents and I and my siblings were on a trip. I have no idea where, too young. But I remember my mother saying, "Mel, that's a tornado." The entire car got quiet. A few minuets went by while I peered out my window trying to see the tornado. My mother turned to us and said. "Your father has just entered the eye of the tornado."

All quiet. I looked everywhere but never did see an eye. LOL
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

April 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Tammy said, 

So glad the tornadoes missed you, too! Since I am in St. Louis where our airport pretty much took off and flew away, I...(are you ready for this?)...UNDERstand!!! (Sorry.)

April 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
li said, 

Commiserating here. I HATE my basement, and honestly weigh, each time, the risk of death vs the spiders. I generally stay upstairs. Stupid, but that's a phobia for you. You must be worn out from all of the stress too...hope you will take it easy this coming week! x

April 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I'm so sorry that you're under...everything. Take care!

April 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Michelle Teacress said, 

I wish you could share a picture of those squirrels, but with the bad wheather and all, we understand. :)
I'm glad you're safe now.

April 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Karen Walker said, 

Jeepers, Jules, that sounds really scary. So glad you are safe.

April 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM  

I've spent more time than I'd like under tornado watches and warnings lately too. Thankful that you are okay (and we are too!). Readying here for the next round of storms in a few hours!

April 25, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

I've spent more time than I'd like under tornado watches and warnings lately too. Thankful that you are okay (and we are too!). Readying here for the next round of storms in a few hours!

April 25, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

So your squirrels are wearing them too? Go figure. It has been a soggy month here in KY. Better than the drought, but perhaps a bit of a balance is in order. Glad you are safe! :)

April 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Elliot Grace said, 

...wow! Intense. Talk about inspiration...scary, but inspiring in the same bag of nerves:)


April 25, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Josh Hoyt said, 

This sounds scary. I'm glad to hear you are okay.

April 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM  
February Grace said, 

Good grief, I'm so glad you (and everybody else and all that poundage or canine goodness) are okay!!!

Whew. Don't scare me like that no more!!! (or you for that matter!)


April 26, 2011 at 1:02 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

My goosh, Jules, what a weekend you had! So Very Glad that you and the pups are ok!!! Must have been very scary! I hadn't even watched the news until late last night. So busy the last week with my son coming home fron the Dominican. Very glad is safely home.. well, home. With the Crazy weather already this Spring, I don't think any of us are safe.

Again, glad you are SAFE!! & did I miss 'under stress'? I'm going back to read your post again. Because it should have been in there too!! :-/

Big Hug,
Coreen XOXO

April 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

Wow! After reading all that I am so very happy that you are all right. From under the gloom comes rainbows and you have a very positive outlook. I'm so glad you are back. Hugs!

April 26, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

Surviving all those unders is quite an accomplishment! And yes, that's an understatement!

April 26, 2011 at 1:31 PM  

That's great that you're safe!

So much flooding. So many disasters lately. And still the ran falls in the Midwest.

What an awesome list of "unders" to have survived. Astounding!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

April 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

What a weekend! I'm glad you're safe. You really were under there awhile.

Did granny really say that?

April 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Glynis said, 

Glad you are safe! We had a wet weekend in Cyprus. We never have a wet Easter! The world weather is crazy.

Stay dry if you can. :)

April 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
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