Monday, March 5

how I weathered the weekend & how to help

It was pretty crazy here in Kentucky this past weekend! Friday the whole city practically shut down for Stormageddon. We didn't get anything more than some hail here in Lexington, but other parts of the state were totally devastated by tornadoes. The images are just haunting. So many lost so much....The news coverage has been difficult to watch, but there have also been some inspiring stories of survival and generosity too.

(this was from a security camera in West Liberty)

For those of you who are local, I encourage you to donate what you can. I know S&S Tire is making a donation run to West Liberty on Friday with several trailers full of emergency supplies to the area. If you would like to donate and are looking for an avenue to do so, you can drop them at the warehouse location, 1475 Jingle Bell Lane in Lexington before Friday, March 9, 2012, so it can be loaded on the trailers before they head to West Liberty.  

The best things to donate are cleaning supplies, non perishable food items (canned goods, oatmeal, crackers, pasta, canned tuna, chicken, salmon, and peanut butter are some examples), personal care items, toilet tissue, and paper towels.  

If you have clothing or blankets that you are willing to donate please be sure clothes and blankets are clean, in excellent condition and please put them in boxes or heavy trash bags for transport.  The people of West Liberty have been devastated by the tornado that swept through their town on Friday March 2, 2012 and will be trying to rebuild for many months to come.  Your support will be greatly appreciated!

As for the rest of you, if you would like to help you can of course donate to the Red Cross...

It has truly been a crazy weekend, weather wise. Friday it was nearly 70 degrees, and this morning we woke up to 4 to 6 inches of snow. Only in Kentucky! Tomorrow? It is forecasted to be 56 and sunny...

(I shamelessly stole these pics from friends' Facebook pages)

I hit up two grand openings of local businesses this weekend. SWEAT is a boutique fitness studio that offers rowing classes and barre cardio classes. Their cocktail party was Thursday night and it was a blast! They had some  delish (and quite cute) champagne jello shots. I am going to have to give this a try, simple enough I suppose. Found the recipe on Pinterest. We went out to watch the basketball game after...Friday morning was a wee bit rough!

(ummmm I need a tan in the worst way...sick)

Saturday was the Blossom grand's a super cute children's and maternity boutique in Chevy Chase. Seeing as how I don't have a kid, you can imagine that I went for the free cocktails and appetizers!! And the appetizers were seriously worth the trip, so good! I need to copy some of their ideas for upcoming showers. They even served raspberry sorbet in teeny tiny cones with a itty bitty fried pickles on top! Get it?! So cute for a baby shower!

Hope you all had great weekends! Please pray for all of those who are suffering from this weekend's storms and help if you can!


carmar76 said...

those storms are scary scary! glad you're okay!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

GREAT blog!! You officially have a new follower!

Mrs Independent said...

Glad you're okay. Tornados are nothing to mess with!