Weather Alert

Way to make me anxious, Nashville Office of Emergency Management. Today around 2:00 p.m. the OEM announced that it recommends Nashvillians go home by 6:00 p.m. and not venture out for the rest of the night because of the potential for severe weather (hail, possible tornadoes, etc.).

I have a yoga class at 5:30. I may still go to that, even though it would put me home around 7:00 p.m. My thinking is that if everyone panics and leaves work about the same time, the traffic is going to be awful, and I might as well be doing something that helps me relax rather than sitting bumper-to-bumper on the busy road near my house.

I am a little worried about our son, Daniel, who’s due to report to work at Papa John’s by 5:30. He seems to get scheduled to deliver pizza on the worst nights. However, he is level-headed and a good driver, so I’m going to trust that he will use good judgment and not venture into dangerous territory should there be flash flooding. Of course, I called him and told him to be careful. It’s just a mom thing to do. Bless his heart, he is patient with me.

All right, I’m less anxious now that I have made the decision to go to yoga. Now, everyone get out of my way when I drive home in the pouring rain! In a rental car, of all things. At least we have good insurance.

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