Here in Southeast Alabama we’re waiting for the arrival of Tropical Storm Fred. Honestly? Fred? Who decides the names for these storms? I now have the face of Fred Mertz from I Love Lucy stuck in my head. Go away Fred!


Anyway, with flooding rains and possible wind gusts up to 60 mph, and a slight chance of a tornado or two (please no), there’s a possibility that we may lose power, so if I go missing for a bit, that’s why. Here’s my mantra for the next twenty-four hours: