It’s been a really good Wednesday so far. I love Wednesdays!
This afternoon, I finally bought a new pair of shoes for work.
I know that they don’t look the “coolest,” but they were pretty comfortable when I tried them on, and I’ve been in need of new shoes for awhile. I’m just a huge procrastinator! I really like the “new leather smell” on shoes. That goes away quickly though when you work at a restaurant. Haha.
Well, yesterday for supper I met up with my parents at Perkins. Yum!
I love the blue “kids drink” that you can get, even if you a twenty-something adult. ^__^
After Perkins, my parents & I got pie for dessert, and we ended up renting a movie, and we talked, as well as watch coverage of the tornado destruction in Oklahoma. 😦
I know that Ohio can get a lot of tornadoes, but I really feel for people who live directly in tornado alley.
When I went to Evangel University in Missouri (definitely part of tornado valley!) from ’07-’09, we had a tornado warning in January 2008. It was the night after my parents had dropped me back off at college after Christmas break. And I ended up staying in my friend Chelsea’s dorm room, because she lived on the first floor, and I was on the fourth floor. I loved living on the fourth floor, but that night I felt extreme comfort being on the first floor. And I remember that night, the RA’s and RD woke us all up around 2:30 a.m. to join together in the hallway.
We. Were. Tired… especially since there was no school yet, until later that week, so we all stayed up until at least 11pm or so.
I was a little nervous. That was the “first” major tornadic storm that I’ve been in. I’ve been in situations close to it in Ohio, but a tornado definitely touched down that night in Springfield, MO.
It steered clear of the campus. It was a minor one… like an F1, I think. I heard the Krispy Kreme sign was demolished. Thank goodness, there were no injuries or deaths.
And I know, even though there are shelters and places you can go for when a tornado comes your way, that there’s really no way to be 100% prepared for it. I just feel for those who lost everything. That’s definitely one part of life that no one can imagine until they themselves have dealt with losing everything and seriously needing to start over. 😦
Earlier today, I pulled out a school project that I made for English class, back when I was in the 8th grade. I loved doing this project! It was a lot of fun, and to this day, I do pull it out every now and then and look at it. Travel back to memory lane with me…
I think that since I was a student in middle school, I’ve experienced life from everyone’s perspective on this tree. Maybe that topic itself can be a blog post sometime. 🙂
Well, I’m happy that I pulled this project out today. It was so nice to just travel back to middle school days… back when life was a lot more simple for me. Of course, my life isn’t that bad at all now. It just seems like what I thought was impossible to do back then is considered nothing, compared to the challenges I face today. Haha!
I have thought about adding to this project since middle school… but then, I’ve decided it’s better to leave alone and maybe start a new project, from a 25-year-old’s point of view, and compare notes. 🙂
Have a wonderful evening!