I Don’t Like Ike

I had this whole post planned for today. It was all about how excited I am to go have a chick flick night with my friend on Friday. I never get to see the movies in the theater. The last one I saw in a theater was Transformers.

I have two tickets to go see The Women on Friday night with a good friend of mine. There was gonna be makeup, and non mommy clothes, straightened hair, possibly heels and most likely a drink or two at a place without kids meals and sippy cups.

I was gonna tell y’all about how excited I am for the movie and all the wonderful things that Dove is doing to empower women and young girls.

But you know what I’m doing instead? Boarding up my windows, packing bags, getting all of our important papers together and preparing to evacuate.

Why? Because Ike is a bastard and he’s headed straight for us. Yes, I know I live in a Coastal Community, thank you very much. But still, until you see the satellite showing those huge winds and giant massive big ass storm system headed straight for you. It’s not real.
Until you get 10 calls in a row from your husband demanding that you leave so he can be at Peace and do his job without stressing over your safety and the safety of your kids.
It. is. not. real.

It is now real. Mandatory evacuations are set for Thursday. Voluntary start today and tomorrow.

I choose tomorrow because I don’t drive in the dark. Don’t like it.

I pray to God that Ike moves, that he doesn’t continue this direct course towards Corpus and the surrounding areas, but if Ike does hit here. I pray for the safety of all left behind, my husband included.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a home, I have insurance, I have family to flee to. I am a stay at home mom, I have the freedom and flexibility to leave when I wish. I am lucky.

If you are in his path, you have my prayers, for all in Cuba and Haiti, my heart goes out to you.

*If you are not in Ike’s path and want to go see The Women, head over to Dove and enter to win a pair for yourself.

*side note* my son just stuck a piece of bacon into my Diet Dr Pepper. I think that’s his way of trying to lay claim to it, I guess I should be glad he’s not a dog.
On the lighter side. The new Blissfully Domestic is up and running and I am a contributor for the Blissfully Delish section.

And one of my recipes is being featured there this afternoon! Pop on over and say Hi. There are some amazing women contributing to this magazine and there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
So while I’m running around packing and boarding up windows, you go drool over my food and all the other amazing things over there.



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  1. You have a very good friend in Cleveland.


    And stay so safe. I will pray that nothing happens to anything or anyone.

    On a side note. I heard that the next hurricane is called Josephine. Sounds much better than Ike. wink. wink. I love that name.

  2. You can come a few hours further north from your 'rents and hang in my two guest bedrooms. And, I have plenty of kid toys. PPPPLLLLEEEAAAASSSEEE? Love you & take care. Be safe. I'm not going to be able to sing the Ike Campaign song anymore. He's a wicked arse.

  3. I don’t care what it is that takes frm my girls nights outs. I resent anything that gets in the way of those. I dont like Ike either.


  4. Again, I’m sending prayers for safe travel your way!!!

    I didn’t know you were a BD contributor! Off to find (what I’m sure is) another great recipe from you!!!

  5. Praying that Ike just dies a quiet death before he gets anywhere.

    Thinking of you and hoping the evacuation goes smoothly and there is minimal damage.

  6. I will so be praying for you and your family, as well as, all the others in the path of this storm. I too plan on seeing this movie this weekend. I will think of you and have a much needed drink in your honor. Stay safe & God Bless, Melissa

  7. I hope the evacuation goes well, but more importantly, that you all are safe and that it is not needed for you to evacuate.

  8. Good luck – believe me – I feel your pain about the whole evacuation thing having been through quite a few of them myself. Gotta love fall, right? Hang in there! I hope you’re able to return quickly – be safe!

  9. I’m worried too – comming this way as well. I’m sorry you are having to evacuate and I hope it goes elsewhere too. Take care and I’ll check in on you soon – Kellan

    PS – come see me – guess I’m right in the line of fire too – bad idea.

  10. I actually thought of you this morning when I saw all the models on TV pointing towards exactly where you are! We are just having to keep a close eye on it. I’m sorry about the evac’s! I will definitely be following this!

  11. I was wondering about you the second I heard where Ike was heading. Be safe, honey!

    And if you need to chat on the road or if you make the trek to AFF’s place, holla at me!

  12. I hope you all stay safe and you return to find your home intact. I’m sorry for your ruined plans, and grateful you have a place to go!

  13. I was just lookng at the storm & hoping that you were long gone. Hope your Hubby is safe too, and that you come home to a house that's in one piece. Prayers going out to you!

  14. Okay Lady, we are checking up on you!

    You okay? We are sending warm loving thoughts your way. Please update as soon as you can.

    {{{{{{{{{{ Hugs }}}}}}}}}

  15. Hey – hope you are okay. Thought about all my Texas friends this weekend. Glad we didn’t get hit by Ike in SA and glad you didn’t either – hope you are okay. Kellan

  16. Stay safe and my prayers are with you and your family.

    -You have a great blog! Glad to have found you. Feel free to check mine out if you have the time.

  17. Just popping in to check on you and get an update. I hope Ike didn’t mess things up too bad at your home! Yeah, and it was monday yesterday so I also came to get my food fix. COME BACK!

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