Tomorrow, my mom is graduating with her Master’s in Nursing Education. I’m so proud of her! She’s accomplished a lot, and I’m excited to be there to support her.

One of my arthritis meds makes my hair fall out much more than it normally would. It freaked me out at first, but I’ve pretty much gotten used to it at this point. However, when I first started taking it, I started looking for some kind of hair loss treatment because I thought for SURE I would lose all my hair!

Joe and I really need to start backing up everything on our computers. You never know when they will crash or if we get robbed and they are stolen. You never know what could happen. We’re thinking about putting everything on an external hard drive, but I wonder if there’s some kind of data backup online that we could think about using as well.

Sometimes I wonder what kind of activities Lucy will be interested in and want to be involved in when she gets older. Will she play soccer, which I’m sure will require me to buy soccer gifts? Or will she play softball or be in the band? Who knows. I’m looking forward to finding out what kind of person my little girl is going to be.

Two Giveaways ending Monday

Just a reminder about the TWO giveaways I have going on right now — Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Freschetta Pizza. They both end Monday, so make sure you enter!!


Tornadoes pummeled the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas last night. My parents called around 7 p.m. and said they had been hit by a tornado. They were out on the front porch watching the storm when the heard the unmistakable sound of a train coming toward them.

Luckily, their home was only moderately damaged with shingles being torn off the roof. A tree fell on my grandparents’ deck next door but missed the house. However, from what I’ve been told, their property is a mess from trees being knocked down. When I get pictures from my brothers, I’ll post them.

Even scarier than the tornado, though, was the fact that my grandmother was missing for six hours. She apparently headed out to the grocery store around 3 p.m. without telling anyone, and my parents discovered she was gone when they went to check on my grandparents after the storm hit. My brothers went out looking for her and couldn’t find her. We feared the worse. But, she ended up arriving at one of her friends’ house right after my brothers arrived there looking for her. She had been driving around trying to find a way home since trees fell down and blocked all the access points to my parents’ house.

Everyone is still without electricity in my parents’ area, and they think they’ll be without it for several days. At least everyone is safe. That’s all that matters.

We got hit in my area, too, but nowhere near as bad as Chattanooga and areas north of us like Ringgold did. We had possible tornadoes hit the northern area of our county, and I’m hoping to get some pictures this weekend. If I do, I’ll post them. Please keep everyone in the south in your prayers.