Blowin’ in the Wind

Yes, I love Bob Dylan.

Also, it’s super super windy here today- again. Antarctica holds the record for “windiest place on earth” because they give that award based on highest wind speeds ever recorded. However, I feel like if the award was given based on number of minutes each day the wind is blowing, where I live would win by at least 23 minutes.

And yes, I know all about Antarctica and its windiness (or lack thereof) because I’ve watched a lot of Whale Wars.

When we left storytime today, Hula Girl kept saying, “Wih-wee? Wih-wee! Wih-wee!” (Windy? Windy! Windy!) She was absolutely right. Riley, our cat, is currently hunkered down in a box of maternity clothes that Jonathan pulled out of the garage this morning. He was a spazzed out feline when we got home from the library. An absolute terrified wreck.

I am really looking forward to the summer, when the wind kicks up some monster thunderstorms. We live next to a reservoir where I used to go fishing with my parents as a kid. It is a well-known fact that as soon as you see one cloud, you motor your boat as fast as motor-ly possible to get off that reservoir because the thunderstorm will be coming any second.

In fact, when my mom was pregnant with me, she and my dad were out in the boat on this here reservoir, and the storm came up super fast. My dad had to get out at the marina at one side of the reservoir and hitch a ride around to the other marina to get the truck and trailer ready for the boat. While he did this, my mom had to drive the boat back across the reservoir, and the wind was creating some crazy waves. My poor 7-months-pregnant mom, sitting there trying to steer this slamming death trap while not going into premature labor. Obviously she made it. I was not a preemie.

Anyway, I am STOKED to see the thunderstorms we’ll get this summer. Jonathan’s and my room has a balcony that overlooks the reservoir, and we absolutely adore watching lightning at night.

As a total aside, I have been experiencing a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions recently. So annoying. I think it’s because I need to drink more water.

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