Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First there was snow...

...and today we got slammed with some of the craziest weather I've ever seen, and I've lived in this state my entire life.

The day started out rainy, but the sun made its way through the clouds several times--in between sudden, harsh downpours. When The H got home from work, the sky was clearing and in one of its sunny moments. However, we were under a tornado warning. That did not stop us, little guy included, from setting out for a quick run. Yeah. I know. My mom wouldn't have liked that.
The sun stuck around for the first mile, though we were getting showered with ever-so-few raindrops along the way... and then, we hit Mile 2. Thunder. Lightning. Darkening sky. Must run faster! Just about 3/4 of the way through that second mile, the sky opened and down came the rain. Big, fat, juicy plinky drops. Those were followed quickly by skin-stinging hail. Ack!

Just shy of three miles, I dashed home ahead of The H and little guy (yes, we had the decency to cover the jogging stroller with a plastic rain cover, and he had his raincoat on) and opened the garage for them. The three of us stood there in awe of the loudest and largest hail I've had the privilege of seeing. The H caught some pics on his phone, then went to grab the camera when it let up for a minute.

And what was I doing during that minute?
Who wants to leave her Garmin at 2.83 on a day that was supposed to be *3* miles? ;) You can kind of see the hail in the grass behind me. And my super-cute Nike Tempo shorts. Clearance, baby.
Here are some pics of the hail, and our rain-flooded yard:

After we were all warm and dry, we had a family picnic in the basement, watching Wall-E as the tornado sirens (for a different part of the county, thank goodness) went off twice. Oh, and today happens to be the first day I've seen my tulips beginning to open.
 Ah, Michigan!


  1. Yikes! That looks like quite the storm. Your extreme weather is as bad as Canada's has been this year!

  2. Holy hail...but awesome shorts ;)