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Florida Tourist Fay

Fay is turning out to be quite fond of touring Florida. The Keys, then Ft. Myers, on over to Orlando, then let’s visit Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, now Gainesville … and headed Tallahassee way. After that, maybe she’ll take a tour of Panama Beach and on over finally to Alabama. Fay is proving to be quite the tourist.

So far, we’ve had just some nice balmy breezes last night and this morning and some scattered showers this morning. But it sounds as though we could see up to ten inches of rain between now and Sunday.

All the schools in the area announced by yesterday noon that they would be closed today. It’s interesting how day care and Mommy’s working has changed such things as school closings. When we were kids, we would listen avidly to the radio at 6:30 a.m., waiting for that snow closing announcement, hoping we could crawl back into bed instead of hop on this school bus at 7:10 a.m. Now, if there’s a forecast of inclement weather, announcements of school closings are usually made at least 12 hours, if not 24 hours early, giving all parents time to arrange alternate child care or schedule a day off from work.

In preparation for Fay, we ran errands yesterday, stocking up on diapers and milk, doing the Friday library visit a day early and got hair cuts. Yes, I even got a hair cut!! Much shorter and much lighter weight. I slept through the night for a change, not waking up sweating from all that hair on my neck. It was lovely! When I get a chance, I’ll take a pic and post up before and after pictures.

We’ll se how we ride out Fay. Hopefully there will be no loss of power; this household without power for longer than an hour or two is not a pretty sight!

Tallahassee #3 Sweatiest City

Last night’s local news reported Tallahassee is ranked #3 in America’s Top-100 Sweatiest Cities, a ranking done by Old Spice. A deodorant company ranking sweaty cities? Imagine that!

It’s warm here, but I didn’t think it was really that much warmer or any more humid than north Alabama. Oh, wait! Huntsville is #11 and Birmingham is #13. Isn’t that what I just said?

The Sweatiest Cities rankings are based on computer simulations of the amount of sweat a person of average height and weight would produce walking around for an hour in the average temperatures during June, July and August of 2007.

At least it was a computer simulation. Imagine having the job of measuring all that actual sweat? Ew!

Here are the top 25 cities:

1. Phoenix, AZ (but it’s a dry heat, right?)
2. Las Vegas, NV
3. Tallahassee, FL
4. Tucson, AZ
5. Memphis, TN
6. Miami, FL
7. Houston, TX
8. Tampa, FL
9. Baton Rouge, LA
10. Fort Myers, FL
11. Huntsville, AL
12. New Orleans, LA
13. Birmingham, AL
14. Jacksonville, FL
15. West Palm Beach, FL
16. Montgomery, AL
17. Orlando, FL
18. Dallas, TX
19. Little Rock, AR
20. Corpus Christi, TX
21. El Paso, TX
22. Waco, TX
23. Austin, TX
24. Columbia, SC
25. Mobile, AL

April Showers

… bring May flowers, right? Not here in the south. Here it is February showers and March flowers. March was THE absolutely most gorgeous time to be here in Tallahassee. There were a few too many cold mornings for my taste, but otherwise it just about perfect. No humidity. Warm some days, but not overly warm. And the flowers! Dogwood, redbud, Bradford pears, azaleas, and more azaleas! And some other shrub with small white flowers that practically knocked you flat with its cloyingly sweet aroma!

Here it is April and already Kat is complaining about the heat. She just doesn’t appreciate a good hot sun! I didn’t either at her age. Give her thirty years and she’ll come around!

I finally finished our taxes, although I have yet to file them; maybe later this week. There is really no hurry, since we owe, we owe. Now, if we were getting a nice fast refund, then I would have filed them already.

March was bookended with birthdays: Miss Munchkin’s on the 7th and Charles’s on the 27th. That meant too much chocolate birthday cake in March, which meant not as much weight loss as I had hoped, only 3.5 pounds. Still, that’s pounds lost, not gained, so definitely a good thing. Already in April I have upped the amount of my intentional exercising and if I can lose another 3.5 pounds in April, I will be very happy!

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