Thursday, April 28, 2011

"I don't think we're in Kansas anymore..."

I would greet y'all by saying "Good morning", but it is not such a good morning for many folks.
After seeing and hearing the devastating news about these crazy tornados across the states yesterday, I figured I'd post my thoughts.

First off, tornadoes scare the living crap outta me.  I attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and witnessed tornados there.  Not fun.  
So, yesterday, I was logged onto my Facebook, and I saw my Ole Miss friends' statuses pertaining to the crazy weather down there.  I thank God that my friends and family are okay right now.  I'm sorry to hear that others were not as lucky.  

"More tornado sirens?  Is this real life?"

"So sick of the sirens and having to seek shelter.  I just want to go get back in my bed."  

"2 tornadoes hit within a few hours...  they can't expect me to go to class when the streets are flooding and roods blown off, right?"

My thoughts are with those who lost a loved one, a house, or property.  What a devastation.  

These images taken in Tuscaloosa, Alabama make my tummy turn upside down.  I feel for the families and the communities that were hit by these tornadoes.  Especially after watching the footage of a tornado that touched down there, my heart cries out to y'all.  The footage is right Here. 

In Virginia, we were hit by tornadoes, but none of these that hit were nearly as severe as those in the deep south.  Interested in the footage of the tornadoes that touched down near my hometown?  If so,  Click this link.   This link shows a video of tornado footage at a nearby college.  Longwood University is approximately 1 hour away from where I live.  I have a dear friend that attends Longwood University, so I made sure to check in with her last night.  

I texted her, "Are you okay?  Saw tornado watch your way..."

And she responded, "Yes, everything is fine.  It has passed us now.  Saw the spinning cloud though..."  

Definitely gives me an eerie feeling.  Stay safe, everyone.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Travel with me!

Okay, so I figured I would leave you with more than just the boring "It's my first day blogging post".

Maybe the cloudy weather is getting to my head, but I am reminiscing the good time I had just a short year ago on my cruise to the Grand Cayman Islands where the weather was sunny and in the 80's  (perfection).

You can cry with me if you want.  I long for a trip like this.  Hopefully it will be sooner or later that I can venture out to paradise.  Wanna come with me?

Out on our balcony.  Can you say BLUE!?!

Right off the boat.  Cute town, cute shops, cute everything.  

On Margaritaville's deck.  

Nothing better than a cold one on a hot day.  Yum.

In front of Margaritaville.  

 Miss this.  

Chasing my sunshine

On a cloudy day like today, all I want to do is sleep and snuggle with my cat.  It's not sunny AT ALL.  Weather forecaster predicts it's gonna be an "ugly" one.  Now, just because the weather leaves you feeling tired and unmotivated doesn't mean it's a day not worth living to its absolute potential.  So, here I am chasing "my" sunshine.  My own sunshine...hitting the books.  Sunshine, for me, stands for a goal.  That bright light at the end of the tunnel.  

I'm Courtney Leigh.  I'm currently a nursing student (early into it...AKA first semester madness).  Anyways, I live in good ole VA.  I have all of my life, almost 21 years come Monday, May 2nd. 

I'm always smiling.  I have always been a very happy person.  

As you see, this is my very first bear with me!