I went to the door to see if the lights on in the neighbor's window, and the minute I open it, the wind just about jerks it out of my hand. A storm has blown in, and I'm talking violent, gusting winds out there. As I'm standing there looking across the yard, dark clouds continue to roll in and the wind is kicking up all kinds of stuff - dust and pollen pods. It's so strong the fallen petals from the neighbor's dogwood tree spiral off the ground like dust devils. I stand there watching them a minute and thinking "mini tornados", when all the sudden the tin roof of the neighbor's car shed rips off. *_* Uh, yeah, time to come back inside and shut the door.
Mom had just left my house to go pay bills on her end of town, but two seconds later she pulls back into the driveway. Trees have fallen and blocked off the northern end of our road. It's pouring rain by this point, so she comes back in and we sit in the dark, waiting out the brunt of it.
When the rain settles some, Mini and I decide to ride with my mom to town rather than go it on our own. The lights are still out when we leave the house, so it's definitely no hard going there. We go all the rounds: bank, post office, etc., and top it all off with a trip to Panda's for a bite to eat. I hit the shrimp and mushrooms, and Mini scarfs down peeled pears, fried potatoes, broccoli, and teriyaki noodles. All this while Mom sits there with her humble egg roll. LOL!
We had a good time, but I'll admit it's great to be home - with lights! Oldest will be here in an hour, and I'm preparing myself for Poutfest 2008. Poor guy. We told him for weeks to get his act together at school, and even knowing there was a big event he wanted to go to coming up very soon, he floundered around and played. Even hid his report card from us, and ended up in the principals office 3 times for various reasons: smarting off, no homework turned in, and once for playing online games on the student computers in the library. *gray hair*
So now he's banned from going to the Yu-gi-Oh! regional tournament in Lafayette this weekend. We did everything we could to get him to get his act together early on, but he just wouldn't do. Now his daddy is firm. No work; no play. Oldest is heartbroken, and last night tried to argue me down about it. If only he'd put for half the effort over the past few weeks that he has in the last two days... *shakes head* Of course, as parents we're the enemy trying to hold him down from what he wants to do. But as evil as we may be, he's just going to have to get over it because what daddy says goes.
On the otherhand, I'm planning some fun stuff for the weekend, and over the next week. Just mama and kids type stuff: movies, popcorn, homemade pizza, scrabble, etc. Hubby will be leaving to do a some electrical work at a compressor station in Mississippi starting Saturday, so I'll have to keep the boys busy on my own. Oh yeah, sometime during all this I also plan to finish my 2nd round of edits and get them in. They arrived this morning and are sitting on my desktop, giving me the evil eye. *open us, you know you want to...* :P
Gosh! I almost forgot! Another review in for In The Gloaming has come in. This one is from Dark Diva Reviews:
Each story takes place in a different realm and time period and have equally sexually charged, action packed, engaging plots....In the Gloaming was a quick and enjoyable read, I would recommend this anthology for faerie and non-faerie lovers alike! 5 Delightful Divas.
All in all it should be an interesting weekend. That's it for me, I need to get all hubby's jeans washed for his travels. Happy Friday, everyone!