wacky april weather

The sun decided to come out for a little bit this morning but we have had very wacky weather this week.

It's been raining off and on all week, sometimes really hard which is not normal April weather here. We should be seeing more temps in the mid 70's but it's been much colder.

Courtesy SF Gate

Yesterday was pretty wild with lightning strikes here and an hour away in San Francisco.

Then there was this bizarre afternoon hail while I was out driving. It was so loud my eardrums hurt and unfortunately most drivers in California aren't used to any extreme weather so they panic. Luckily I remembered how to use the extra stuff my jeep has for this kind of weather (I knew they would come in handy one day). It only lasted a few minutes but of course it made our news.

Two days ago we had a tornado about 40 miles away. Nothing at all like the one in Texas and the damage was minor but just having a tornado here is pretty freaky.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

put on a happy face

What made you smile today?

Sometimes I just like to go through the pictures I have stored on my phone to see what I have sitting in there. It's like having a handy scrapbook with little bits of my life tucked away here and there.

I had a whole bunch it seems. Some sweet, some silly and others I don't even remember taking. But here are some that still make me smile.

My lovely Luna never fails to put a smile on my face. She is just a wee bit clingy and I snapped this picture of her on one of her favorite spots. This is the end of our coffee table which is right across from my computer desk. She will sit there forever sometimes, just staring at me while I click away and the minute I get up she is right behind me. Especially if my next stop happens to be the kitchen.

This ballerina hippo begged me to take her picture while I stood in a very long line at Marshalls one day. Some of her other friends were not so adorable I'm sorry to say, but this little miss was too cute to pass up. I didn't take her home but I remember texting this picture to a friend hoping it would make her giggle too. Don't you just love her pink tutu?

Here is a flashback photo from my birthday last month. I was at the grocery store bright and early, looking for the perfect pink balloon when I saw a cart full of these beautiful roses. I love this picture so much that it's actually the wallpaper on my phone right now.

One more from my birthday. Mini donut cakes from Starbucks. I remember how wonderfully yummy these looked in the case. I really wanted to try them but I was being good because we were on our way to a new cupcakery and I'm glad I saved my sweet tooth for a Pinkdelicious cupcake instead.

And finally my very favorite thing that made me smile is this quote I came across while hanging out at Facebook today....

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle...But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."

I think I might frame that quote and put it somewhere I can see everyday! Maybe some place where my husband can see it too, lol.

Who, you might ask said those memorable words?

The incomparable Marilyn Monroe. Who else?

I hope you found something that made you smile today.