Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tornado Warning This afternoon?
By now it was afternoon and as I sat down to munch on a peanut butter sandwich and watch the news - they announced a tornado warning until 10 pm tonight???????????? After our last tornado visit about 10 miles up the road - I do not like to hear that ? So, I strolled out on the front porch to take a look at the sky. It was a murky solid light gray? No wind even blowing -if this is something new in our lives I need some knowledge on it. But this is a picture of my pond - lol - can hardly see it now on the porch for all of the greenery. I love the two birdhouses that my brother -in-law made for us and that is why I put them right where I could see them and watch the activity. :) And remember the kindness of a family.
The smaller plant back here in the clay colored pot is a STEVIA - I am so thrilled to find it I can hardly contain myself. Stevia is a natural sweetner with no harmful side affects. Years ago when I first discovered it the government actually sent police into the natural food stores and confiscated all of it as an illegal drug! So, for years I could not enjoy it . But after I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of diabetics I knew I had to search for my friend once again. I found a place online where I could order it and I used it in all of my drinks.
But then my Tenn. e-sister sent me a sample off of her plant and I discovered I could just put a few leaves with the tea when it was brewing and I had wonderful sweet tea - all in one step and with no danger to the diabetics . Using this I have kept my blood sugar down to almost normal for the past ten years. So, I say - thank you so much to my stevia! :)
Well, I locked everything up that I can think of and it is hard to keep my eyes off of the clouds. It is very dark and ominous looking. But while I am writing this I can see out my window and the little hummingbird is outside drinking from the feeder. That is enough to put a smile on my face and a song on my heart. :)