This morning it’s back to reality after a fun-filled weekend. The news is filled with updates on Hurricane Katrina. I love wild, intense weather and while I wish I was able to witness the awesome power of Mother Nature, my thoughts and prayers are with those that have evacuated the gulf coast and with those that have chosen to stay.

My sister is leaving for Moscow tomorrow morning. My prayers are with her and David as well.

Earl is on the road for work and I’m hoping he has a productive, “stress-lite” day today.

I feel like I’m doing a lot of praying today.