Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sometimes I really miss Oklahoma.

During thunder-storm season in Oklahoma where the air turns green right before a storm and the thunder rolling in shakes the trees in their roots.

I miss the lightning-bugs that are absent in Idaho.

But on nights like tonight, when I'm sitting on the porch, watching my kids ride their bikes around, and not one of us is being eaten alive by mosquitoes ...

right now I'm not missing Oklahoma at all.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I miss the storms-- when it's three o'clock in the afternoon, and you can't tell if it's 3am or 3pm, the clouds are so dark and gray.

Stephanie said...

Oh - but I don't miss lying there in the middle of the night not being able to sleep because you can't touch your skin together, the air is so sticky.
Don't miss that.
Love the cool nights of the mountains.

Sarah said...

Steph, I didn't know you were from that area also!!! How very cool.

I have yet to meet someone who is from the Oklahoma area who doesn't miss the storms. I do, however, know two Mormon missionaries who grew up in Idaho but had to be transferred out of their Oklahoma missions because the storms were so terrifying to them.

Cindy said...

I miss the lightning bugs. And the storms. (As long as I'm not camping.)

Stephanie said...

We talked about it (briefly) a long, long time ago. :) You've forgotten. Must be that age thing creeping up on you again!
Must be hell to get old (she says cheekily... forgetting who is the eldest of the two.)

Rinnyboo said...

I am not from Oklahoma but I did live in Idaho for a spell. I miss the cool nights and the lack of humidity. Oh, and the Chicago Connection pizza (is that place still around?)

I have plenty of thunderstorms (and hurricanes!!)here in NC and lightening bugs. I didn't remember that ID doesn't have them...

Sarah said...

Good lord, Steph, that's horrible! lol I have such a horrid memory - I have to write my kids birthdays down. I can't believe I forgot that! *hides eyes in hands*

Rinnyboo, my husband lived in NC for a few years and he remembers the lightning bugs - and the humidity. He's from Wyoming where they don't have either.

Amy said...

I can't imagine a place without mosquitoes or lightening bugs! Being eaten alive is part of being outside around here in Kentucky. Though for some reason it seems like I only get eaten up while pregnant. Must be sweeter tasting during pregnancy...