Well, Rita didn't cause as much damage as we were expecting. In fact, all we had was some strong winds and a wee little bit of rain. Thanks to all of you dear friends who kept our family in your prayers!
Most of the family and the Townsend family watched Master and Commander on Friday night. Since I've seen it several times, I decided to get some sewing done instead. Around midnight, I retired since there was really no excitement going on outside. The rest of the family came up at a quarter to one. I woke up at 2:00 am, and then again at 2:30, but the activitiy going on outside my bedroom window wasn't too enticing. :)
I woke up at 6:45 on Saturday and when I looked out my window, it looked like winter! It was very gray outside, wet looking and cold. So, I jumped out of bed, donned some clothing, opened my favorite drawer full of winter things, and put on a jacket, my rabbit fur hat, soft black scarf and leather gloves with fur trim. I headed downstairs, turned the alarm off and opened the door to go for a nice walk...and to my complete and utter surprise, I was greeted with nasty hot and humid weather. Imagine my disappointment...I had planned on taking the first cool walk of the year, and then coming home to make our delicious Pumpkin muffins, the ones we wait to eat 'till the first cold day of the year! :( So, I headed back upstairs, changed my outfit, and decided that smoothies would be more fitting.
If you want to see some photos, see my Dad's blog. He beat me to it. :)