Hail

In a rare act of kindness and mercy from the Lord above, it seems like Taylor was spared from Thursday night's deluge of golf-ball sized hail that hit north Austin and Pflugerville.

With all the trouble we had with our water tanks during Snowpacalypse, I was surprised we were passed over. With all of the issues we seem to face as a city with the pandemic and people ‘s frustrations with the choices made by the local government, wasn’t it lovely to be spared one of the yucky things to go down? We deserved the break.

My Facebook feed was completely full of my friends showing me a video that sounded like somebody was pelting their yards with dump trucks full of gravel. One of my friend's car windows were completely knocked out from the hailstorm. My mother was even caught during the hailstorm out in her car. Happily, she had just gotten gas and was protected by the gas station overhang and decided to remain protected until it passed. I’m so glad my mom is so dang smart, and I’m so glad she passed that infinite wisdom on to me, ha ha.

It’s been a weird, weird year, and it’s only April? If I see one giant locust, I am out of here, people!

Now, I’m not saying that we're in the last days as represented in the Bible and in Revelation, but I will say that things are certainly taking interesting turns every day. It just makes me want to hunker down while wearing a bicycle helmet and not engaging with the world for fear of the hellfire and brimstone that I feel it’s going to rain down on us at any dang moment. On the other hand, I love to dance in the rain, and if the world is going to burn, I plan to have my marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers ready. S’mores anyone?

So, here’s my thought today, if things are just going to get crazier and wilder, why don’t we have a little fun with it? We’ve already navigated the lack of toilet paper, the removal of human contact, and it seems as now we’re about to deal with the weather for a while. My suggestion? Let’s go all out. Let’s do every single thing we can think of that we’ve always wanted to do. Let’s get out our bucket lists and start tipping those buckets into the universe and have a really grand time.

Myself, I have some enormous things planned for the next couple of months, and I am looking forward to living my life out loud for as long as God gives that to me. I’m going to follow the rules and break them all at the same time, so you might see me dancing down the street wearing a tutu and roller skates, but I promise you I will wear my mask, and I’ve already been vaccinated! I guess what I’m trying to say is it’s time to let loose a little bit. We don’t know what tomorrow brings, so live your life today with no regrets.

Hit me up if you have some skates I can borrow, or a hula hoop and a coconut bra. I’m feeling a little wild!

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