Friday, May 4, 2007

Rain, Finally!

Yesterday was busy! It was my husband's birthday so I woke up early to make a variety of fattening breakfast foods and took them to the office for him and his staff. I was honored to be nominated (thanks Susanne!) for Baptist Hospital and Lifetime Television's "Strong Woman" award. I enjoyed a lovely luncheon at the Hilton in our honor. Then, the weather turned rough.

Around 2pm, thunderstorms started going severe in southeast Mississippi and our weather coverage began with frequent cut-ins throughout the afternoon. When the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch, I knew it was going to be a long night.

I had plans to take my husband out to dinner between newscasts, but that idea was thrown out by news time. So he ordered take-out and brought the kids to WLBT and we had birthday dinner there. A birthday would not be complete without a cake and we enjoyed that, too--all while I monitored severe weather. Gracie and Will had fun roaming the hallowed halls of Channel 3, or as Gracie calls it "the number 3".

The storms continued until the wee hours of the morning and finally moved into Alabama. The good news is, Jackson recorded 1.11" of rain yesterday. That puts us +0.93" ahead. That's pretty good considering the month of May has just begun.

My birthday is Tuesday, so I'm hoping for a silent night. Wait, that doesn't come around until December.....


Deborah Griffin said...

Hi Barbie! Congratulations on your nomination. I was also a nominee and it was such a honor. Happy belated birthday to your husband and happy early birthday to you. I think you are great. You are such an asset to WLBT and Mississippi. It is great to have such a christian women to represent Mississippi and our women. Have a great day.

God Bless You and Yours,
Deborah Griffin

Barbie Bassett said...

Congrats to you, Deborah! Thank you for your kind words. I'm so fortunate to work at a place that encourages faith in God, so I can't complain!