Last night I had every intention of going to the grocery store, and purchasing all the necessary ingredients to make my first gluten-free carrot cake, have a glass of wine and finish the third disc of Vampire Diaries. Nikki called and asked if Miley and I wanted to go for a walk. It was just too nice out to pass up this opportunity. Miley and I met Nikki at Peevey Plaza which is the half way point between our places. Miley gets so much attention when we are out and about, she is just too cute! I'm happy that she is getting used to people being around so whenever someone comes up to her and wants to pet her, she will just sniff their hand and let them pet away. When Nikki got to Peevey we decided to head towards the Stone Arch Bridge. Along the way the patios on Nicollet were packed with Twins fans and business people soaking in the hot weather. As we crossed over the Stone Arch Bridge the mist and breeze blowing off the water felt so amazing (TCF building said it was 91 degrees out at 6:00 PM), there were so many people out running, walking, biking and blading along the river and you could hear peoples sighs of joy when there would be a gust of chilled air being blown off the water. Miley was such a trooper, we were walking for about two hours during the hottest part of the day. When we got home, she was pooped.
You would think that having a 90 degree day in May would bring everyone outside. The one thing that can top an unusually hot day, is storms. Right after Miley and I got home from our walk, huge black ominous clouds starting rolling in. Since I currently don't have TV or Internet I really don't have a way of knowing if we are in any kind of warning. I plopped myself down on the couch with a big salad and Miley sitting next to me and all of a sudden the sirens start going off. Kari was kind enough to text me and tell me we are in a tornado warning. I HATE sirens with a passion. They make me feel so sick. So when I heard the sirens and got the message from Kari, I was a little freaked out, so was Miss Miley. I found her in my bed trying to get away from the noise which just got worse as the rain started pounding down, the thunder roared through the air and the large hail poured down on the cars outside my window setting off a few car alarms and breaking a couple of windshields. I've never seen so many people outside during such a storm! The balconies and stoops on my block were full of people taking in the clouds, the tenants across the street all had their windows open, there was even a guy dancing in the alley in the rain! It's fun to see my neighborhood come alive when you expect everyone to be hidden in a basement.