We Need An Ark!

We're Gonna Need an Ark

What a weekend.

I’m writing this on Monday evening, and I have to say that this is probably the most exciting day I have ever spent in my pajamas on the couch.

But let’s rewind a little bit.

The beginning of this weekend was spent going out downtown with friends (something I rarely do) and trying not to drown from all the rain in Austin.

I survived, but I’m afraid I can’t say the same for my new lavender plant. Can these come back from drowning?

dead lavender

We spent Saturday night going back and forth between watching Zombeavers on Netflix, and tracking the local weather updates on the news. The weather was definitely the scarier and more entertaining of the two. We had a few tornado warnings, but we were well prepared with helmets on call.


tornado matt


On Sunday, the weather cleared up enough for us to go on a walk at the boardwalk in our neighborhood. It was great to finally get outside after days and days of consecutive rain, and the dogs were happy as well. My favorite part was seeing dozens of turtles basking in the short lived sunlight. There was also a guy blowing huge bubbles, which was quite fun to watch.

A Break in Austin Rain

On Sunday night, Matt and I drove about an hour away to meet up with some of my college friends and see a great performance by Jo Hell Band. It was so great to catch up and visit, even if it was just for a little while. We also cooked a giant Brisket, which I just ate and can say it was a success.

Memorial Day

We spent the entire day on Monday watching the weather radar and tracking severe Austin weather from our couch. It got pretty crazy there for a while. At one point, the water at our back door was almost flowing into our dining room.

Luckily, most people in our area were safe, but there have been tons of flooding and close calls with tornadoes. There are parts of downtown Austin that definitely shouldn’t be underwater, and there is even more rain in our forecast over the next few days. Hopefully, the worst is over. Otherwise, we’re going to need to build an ark.

I missed you all on my blogging break, but I’m glad to be back after a much needed rest-weekend.

How was your Memorial Day weekend?






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  • SuzLyfe

    Apparently Zombeavers is the latest and greatest thing–people watched it at the vacation house this weekend too! I was asleep…

  • http://www.bourbonlipstickandstilettos.com/ Bourbon & Lipstick

    Everyone needs a break and I’m glad you took one! It’s refreshing, right? I’ve kept up with the weather in Texas and holy cow. Praying you guys get some relief soon. Stay safe!

  • http://mwaonline.blogspot.com Mwa

    We had a great long weekend as well… Glad you didn’t float away!

  • http://www.gracemakesnew.blogspot.com Julia Strong

    So glad you are staying safe! I hope the weather clears up soon and you have sunny skies! LOL at Zombeavers, that looks hilarious!

  • http://www.militarywifeandpuglife.com MilitaryWifeandPugLife

    Zombeavers? Lol.
    We stayed in. Friggen rain. So sick of it.

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    glad you are ok! glad you got a break, too! I was on vacation for a week so I am slowly getting caught up with everyone! Elle Sees

  • http://www.audielou.com Audrey

    That brisket looks SO GOOD. I’m sitting here drooling (plus it’s also lunch time sooo….)! I’ve been hearing about all the crazy rain in the central-southern states! It looks like Ohio is in for a week of storms now. Thanks a lot! Lol :)

  • Kersten @fitandtasty180.com

    Sounds like you had a good time despite the rain. But Austin looks still fun and it’s in my to-do list to visit it, I’ve heard so many good things about it. I’m pretty new reader so don’t know if you have done something like this, but it would be fun to read about your favorite places / restaurants to go / activites to do over there.
    My weekend – we celebrated a friend’s birthday. I don’t remember when was the last time I danced so much! Still had some energy to go for 13-miler the next day, so altogether, it was a good weekend.

  • http://gretchruns.com Gretchen Braun

    Woah sounds like you had a fun weekend miss popular :) Glad to hear you’re safe…that weather looks terrible!! Stay dry :)

  • http://realtalkwithkb.typepad.com/blog/ Kathy@RealTalk

    we’ve been hearing about all the crazy flooding on the news!! stay safe and hope it all ends soon.

  • http://www.thenashvillianblog.com/ Ash @ The Nashvillian

    Zombeavers? hahahaha! Is that in the same realm as Sharknado? I’m going to have to check this out!

  • http://whisperingwriter.blogspot.com/ Amber

    We had lots of rain too. Ugh. I’m tired of it.

  • http://www.thisimperfecthappiness.com Diana

    Yikes, I hope you get some sunshine soon. I spent all weekend laying out in the pool, I would be so miserable today if it rained all weekend! Glad to see a post from you today! :)

  • http://girlytomboymusings.blogspot.com Ganeeban

    Brisssssket! Yum! Your turtle pic was the best ever on IG! Zombeavers…I don’t even know what to say to that! HAHA! Netflix comes in clutch with randomness! xoxo, ganeeban

  • http://www.adventuresofadreamcatcher.com Lisa K

    Stay dry!! That’s awesome about the turtles! I’m hoping to be able to see some soon because I heard on the radio that there are several nests over an island close to where I currently live. Welcome back from your break! :)