The birthday with a zero in it came and went. A good time was had by all. Plenty of food and a few yummy margaritas were consumed.
Crazy things happen on or near my birthday. In the past, my favorite aunt died and four years later my grandmother died. In 2000, a tornado hit downtown Fort Worth, sending debris through my workplace's windows and surprised co-workers into the stairwells. In recent years, we had a damaging hailstorm which was the last straw for our roof. Last year, my cousin was electrocuted helping a friend trim trees. :( This year, an older neighbor died and a few days later, 14 tornadoes whirled through the D/FW area, doing what tornadoes do - wrecking homes and throwing trailers about.
One local woman told a story worthy of Dorothy and Toto. The tornado picked up her mobile home and tossed it around like a paper sack in the wind. She held her little doggie the whole time. Her trailer landed belly up but she and the pup walked out of there! Wowie. My pants would have been brown.
That same tornado touched down again about 2 miles from my mom's house. Fortunately, Mom didn't have any damage and she didn't even get to see the blasted spinning circle of hell. A friend from high school who lives near the area of that same tornado claims he saw a flying cow. Twice. Haha. I think he was stretching the truth just a bit there. Maybe...
We weren't close to any of the tornadoes (this time) and were fortunate to get heavy rain instead of damaging hail.
I met some friends for Happy Hour last week and I scored a bottle of wine, a nice pot (no, not THAT kind), a cute little lunch bag, and one of these:
Yeah, you're not a true Texan unless you have one of these. No, not the silly spotted cat with the bobtail but the redneck margarita glass. Hee Hee.
Now Easter is upon us, a time of rebirth and renewal. It's raining here but the temperature is perfect. I hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful week!