Friday, January 15, 2010

Remembering April 2009.

I can't believe I never blogged about this! GAH! In March 2009 (I took the photos in April, so I'm keeping this in the April post... LOL), we had a HUGE hailstorm. I've been in MANY hailstorms in Colorado, Minnesota and Rhode Island, but NONE of those compared to this one. When it was finished, I ran right outside (as did most people...) to survey the damage. I scooped up a bunch of hailstones as proof...

You can see the racquetball there for size. Also, this photo was taken a MONTH after the hailstorm. I kept these in the freezer, and they SHRUNK! So they were actually a bit bigger than the picture shows. Still. Can you believe that?!

Both our cars were totaled. Well, they were drivable, but our insurance deemed them total losses due to the golf-ball sized dents and cracks in the windshields. Ack. These babies did A LOT of damage to cars and roofs in the area. Craziness!

A super cool thing I saw that month... a cardinal!

I was STOKED! I have seen VERY few of these in my lifetime. I saw my first cardinal back in Rhode Island, only a year earlier. They seem so rare and somehow, magical to me. I know the sound of their call now, so when I hear them, I can run out and try to find them! I rarely do, so I was so excited to catch this guy!

I spent a lot of April organizing my Studio Calico kit photos into an album, along with product listings and Elle's Studio tags. :-) It was SO fun. And this is SO easy to reference now. I LOVE it. I think I *may* be a *bit* obsessed with organizing at this point...

I also got to travel to Waco to have a crop with Kelly G (who was visiting and teaching classes) and some girls from SC. It was SO fun! I was so glad I had the chance to go!

Of course, Jeremy and I played more racquetball. We would always have SO much fun... and laugh SO much.

And then, of course, the down-point of my April... my horrendous sunburn. Yes, it *is* possible to get a sunburn this bad in April... in Texas. LOL. Second-degree burns are SO not fun. The pain got so bad, I nearly passed out on several occasions. I was on Vicodin! *That's* how bad the pain was.

I STILL have tan-lines from this burn. Gosh, I'm SO glad that's over!

6 comments:

Marit said...

A cardinal... wow, that's special!!! And your sunburn looks aweful... and you are really an organizing kinda gal!!! Wow! It's only since a few months that I sometimes write my materials with the LO's I make. Have a happy weekend!

Bashful said...

Wow - that was some crazy hail you had there! As for the cardinals... I'll try to send some your way. We get lots of them in our backyard (but I still think they're special, too). :-)

Katey said...

omg, i remember the burn, wow! that was so terrible.

ps nice bird

~Sasha Farina~ said...

ouch! that sunburn must hurt like HELL! glad this is not recent, at least it's almost a year left behind.

Houston said...

I love, love, love Cardinals too, I'm jealous that you saw one so close! That burn looks AWFUL, I can't believe you still have tan lines :P

milkcan said...

From one fellow organizer to another...keep organizing! Rock on!