Last night, the tornado sirens went off and woke me up. So, did I do what common sense, experience, and all matter of meterologists would have me do? Did I immediately take my small child downstairs where we would be safe, avoid windows and stay tuned for more in-depth doppler radar reports? No sir, no ma’am I did not.
When I woke up to the sounds of the sirens I laid in bed for about 5 minutes trying to figure out what that sound was. Then I picked up the phone and called Pserendipity to ask her “do you hear that? What’s that sound?” I think she hit mute on her television and then confirmed that those were indeed tornado sirens I was hearing. So then I laid there for another few minutes while thoughts like “ugh, I should get up or something” ran through my mind. I finally got up and took Lovegirl downstairs and
threw lovingly placed her on the couch. I sat in my chair for a few minutes and then decided that I was not properly dressed for a tornado. If my roof should be ripped off and I found myself standing in the middle of the street I thought perhaps I should be wearing more than a tank top and my drizzawls.
So I went back upstairs and put on some jeans, a long sleeved tshirt and some socks. Then I decided that I’d rather have on my UAPB tshirt as opposed to my JSU tshirt. So I changed shirts. And went back downstairs where Lovegirl was still knocked out. I snuggled into my chair and then thought that I should go get my purse in case a tornado jumped off. I mean, I’d need i.d. and my debit card, right? So I went back upstairs and got my purse and phone charger (???). I settled back into my chair and started laughing remembering the time our house caught on fire and my grandma went back inside to get her purse. Then I called my Mom – the quintessential night owl – so she could keep me company as I waited out the storm. She was sleep. She mumbled something about calling me back later to check on us. Yeah, I’m still waiting for that concerned call.
Anyhoo, after a few episodes of the Golden Girls and more doppler radar information that I knew how to use I decided at about 1:30 a.m. that all was clear and I could get in the bed and get some sleep. And so I did. Until 3:30 when my eyes popped open and I watched infomercials until 5. When I promptly fell asleep. Only to be awakened at 5:01 by my alarm clock.
And how was your Monday night???