Thursday, April 23, 2009

After Sunday's Storm


This week I am so very thankful that the E-2 tornado that hit near our home did not our house. It was within walking distance of our house, mere blocks away which was too close for my comfort although I had a calm and peace about me that we were going to be alright. This has happened to me a few times in my life. So much destruction such as in this photo. This was one of the many mobile homes for sale that it demolished. I felt like a reporter going around snapping pictures of the devestation from my car this week. Originally journalism was what I wanted to pursue in high school. This rekindled that desire.

I feel so sorry for all the folks that huge trees fell on their homes and cars yet thankful they did not fall on our's.

I am thankful my touch of bronchitis is better. I really felt so much better this week. We have been short handed at work, but we managed and I enjoyed the peace and quiet while it has lasted. Please pray for my office tomorrow because Illy is supposed to return and I am expecting another kind of storm. I am sure it won't be pretty.

I am thankful for my new artist friend Tina who agreed to split the cost of the upcoming art show fee thus saving us both money. Her husband is on disability and mine is unemployed. Thankfully she doesn't have a problem with both of us displaying photography as I feared she would. Mine is different from her's so there should be no competition. I hope we are going to be good friends and can support each other in the future. I don't know why I was so stand-offish before. I proabably appeared stuck up to her. We may become an art team at all the local art shows. I may have to live off anithistamines and inhalers but what the heck.

I have been matting photos, making a sign "RAV ART" for it and going through old art and photos. I was lucky enough to find matts at the $ store so I am thankful for that small blessing. I have a really, really good feeling about this art show. I am not just putting my big toe in the water. I feel my leg going in up to my knee. Please keep me in your prayers that I will sell some art and make some money. I am so thankful for my husband who will help me build something to hang my art on although he is disappointed we can't go to Indiana that weekend because of this art show, but this is very important to me. I am so excited about it! Oh, and pray it doesn't rain the day of the show! LOL I am sure this will be all I will be talking ang blogging about til the show then afterwards.

I did sort of let a friend's choice of words make me angry yesterday and I vented to other friends via email. When I invited he and his wife to the art show in an email, he said his wife didn't like country crafts. I let him know this is not a country craft show! This is an art show where artists will be displaying their fine artwork. There is nothing country about my artwork except for maybe the sign I am making. I am not a country artist. I was proud of myself for standing up for my art. Some of my friends are just as proud of me for defending it.

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Denise said...

I praise God that you are safe, and that you are feeling better.

LAURIE said...

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us today at TT! and I am so glad to hear of Gods protection over you thru the storm. Happy TT! -Laurie

PERBS said...

Glad you are safe! That must have been scary! We had a tornado in WA last summer but it was a couple miles from us and did minimal damage to a building and no people hurt but was scary to see so close.

Hope things go fine at the office.

I also left a comment below. Missed it with workign to get our rummage sale organized.

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, Denise praise God we were unharmed & I am better. Praise God for you. Thank you, Laurie. I am glad too. Paulie, I wasn't scared. I had this calm about me. Maybe I am naieve. I didn't believe it hit the bowling alley until I saw it with my own eyes the next day. Next time I think we will head to a safer spot. I survived the office. She aplogized later because she was wrong about her time. I went back to the dr yesterday & was put on a steroid which hasn't weirded me out yet - thank goodness. Had a great day which I will be posting about soon...