Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oklahoma Storms

I first want to thank those who have emailed me asking if we were affected by the tornado & storms. Today, Beloved and I were at Oklahoma City to meet with our state legislators at the "Capital Day" event for homeschooling families. Each year, the homeschoolers spend a day at the state capital building to meet and speak with their legislators. We also have an opportunity to watch a legislative session and have lunch with our legislators. We had a wonderful time at the capital building. We met our district's state representative and state senator. It was a very interesting and informative experience.

As we were leaving, the tornado sirens went off. We watched the sky getting very dark towards the Yukon area. We were heading a different direction, so while being watchful, we still were not too concerned for our safety. We stopped at a health food store to buy wheat and their cash registers (computerized) stopped working. So, off we went to Walmart for a few perishables that we wanted to get while we were in town. We had just got into the store and the sirens went off again. We had to stand in the middle of the store until the sirens stopped. We did our shopping and left for home.

What a day! Tonight, we are having thunderstorms & rain. Luckily nothing too serious at this point. I had to start the wood stove tonight as the temperature is to drop due to the storms. I am so grateful that we were able to travel in safety.

Tomorrow, I am going to work on some projects that need finishing. After the long day we had today, I am going to be doing more restful activities such as my sewing. After an all-day outing, it takes me a day or so to recuperate. Nothing major, just one of the side effects of having fibromyalgia. You can feel fine with the normal pace of your daily routine, but if you are suddenly doing more or a different type of activity your body reacts to it.

3 comments:

LizBeth said...

How are you guys this morning? Looks like OK got it last night. Keep us posted. Liz

Mrs. Dewey Smith said...

I am glad to hear you are alright. Keep us posted on how you fare throughout the storms.
Blessings,
Deanna

Amy Curtis said...

Hello! We were at capitol day too! I thought it was wonderful! I wonder if OCHEC has a count of how many of us attended. You can read my tornado story at my blog:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HotCocoaAndMunchkins/
Nice to "meet" you!
- Amy from Stephens County