As I'm posting this, we're snug tight in our house while a heavy wind and freezing rain warning unfurls its red banner across the Weather Network site.
As you can imagine, the intense low pressure system gave me some trouble, since even non-intense ones trigger my migraines. I had trouble getting into work this morning, and, shh, don't tell anyone, but I had no luck at all making sense of anything once I got there.
Brain like sludge. Had to use my surface-to-air-missile medication just to remain upright. By 11:00 am, the sudden extreme shift in the barometric pressure felt like two swords plunged into both sides of my head.
Rather like this graphic that Sans Pantaloons made for me. Hideous nausea, no lunchey for me.
But once the ice pellets began hitting the windows, the worst of the pain relented. Then all I had to do was hope the drive home from work at 5 wouldn't be an exciting thrill ride. It all went much more smoothly than I'd expected. I got home on time, into our cozy, comfy house, where I could listen to the ice pellets and just enjoy the sounds of the storm from in here.
For today's Thursday Thoughts, I'm sharing some of the photos I took on New Year's Day, when we rang in 2009 with a blizzard.