I was at my brother's in the Dallas/Ft Worth area for the weekend celebrating Christmas with the family. There was a lot of horrible weather in that area, but thankfully we were out of harm's way. Most of the destruction happened about an hour east of where we were, and though we got a lot of heavy rain, strong winds, hail, and big thunderstorms, we weren't too close to where the tornados touched down.
Many families weren't so lucky and our hearts go out to those who suffered loss this weekend.
With weather-related cancelations and delays, the trip home was a long one. It's good to be back. As soon as I rolled in the suitcases and put them on the bed, the girls began inspecting them. I brought home the scents of another cat and two basset hounds on my bags, which the girls were quite curious about. I noticed they've both been rubbing their faces against corners and edges of everything last night -- I think they're both feeling a little threatened by these smells and needed to mark their turf.
The "vacancy" sign is still hanging on our door and hopefully we'll see some kittens soon. Of course, it's always a good thing when there are no kittens in need of of fostering, but we do miss having them around. I'm sure you do, too!
I just checked the forecast where my parents live, and it looks like they have a little bit of snow. Hopefully we'll be seeing a kitten or two at their house too --like these snow cats my dad crafted during previous winters.