Hi all. I have been getting a lot of emails and texts to make sure that we are all okay. We are fine - nothing happened in our little corner of the state at all. We were in Tornado Warnings all day Sunday, but about 10:30 Sunday night we had about a ten minute hard rainstorm with lots of hail. But, that was it. Lara and I were texting each other back and forth during it all. It seems that I am about seven minutes ahead of her in the world of weather, so when I would say the rain was starting, about seven minutes late it would start raining at her house. Luckily, it was all short lived and not bad at all.
But, a bit down South near Little Rock the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia were nearly wiped out. I have a friend from high school that lives in Mayflower and works in Vilonia, so I was worried about him. He posted about 12:30 that night that his family was okay. The town is a wreck though. Tornadoes are suck a terrible thing. They come in fast and leave fast and kill and destroy in such a short time. This morning they released a video of the names and ages of the deceased and it is just heart breaking.
Thank you for checking on me and worrying about us. I really have such a wonderful family of friends on here and it really means the world to me!
What is a monkeybox?
When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.