Thursday, August 28, 2008

This is post #1001 from St.Casserole.

We are watching Gustav. I have water, hurricane supplies and a heavy heart.

Our cars are gassed up. Pet carriers are clean and ready. Sister, the Best Dog Ever, went to the Doggy Spa last night for a bath. It's easier to evacuate a big "fresh" dog than a dirty dog.

Today is the third birthday of Whistle and Fish, our orange cat boys. Their mom gave birth the day before Katrina hit. Mom and kittens survived because a human watched over them.

Frequent readers know I don't do hurricane damage well. Here on the Gulf Coast, many homes and business are getting back after Katrina. Three years after devastation signs of Katrina's damage are everywhere.

The stress and grief from great loss remain with my people. Talking about our local paper's coverage of the three year anniversary of Katrina, the preacher group worries about the emotional lives of the population. One preacher said, "I asked a group of church ladies if they thought the church should have a remembrance service. One of the older ladies said, "No need, Pastor. We remember."

For a New Orleans perspective, you may want to go read the blog of LettyNOLA. She's adorable. Look for her here.

St.Casserole

18 comments:

Susan O said...

Oh, St. Cassie.
May Gustav blow off to see and pick on someone his own size. And Happy Birthday to the ginger boys!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

my heart is so heavy for you. I pray protection. (((cass)))

Happy b-day to the boys!!! Party?

Songbird said...

You and those around you are on my mind and in my heart. (((st. c)))

1-4 Grace said...

My heart is heavy also on this upcoming day of anniversary. We, in the mountains, praying for Gustav to just go aaway and leave yu alone!
Thinking of you, sending love and hugs to all.

sherry said...

Perfect description: Water, hurricane supplies and a heavy heart.

I have that also and beer. I don't drink but all the workers do and after Katrina beer was the currency of choice.

All I need now is Xanax for my teen girl who still has nightmares from Katrina.

Hurricanes are rude.

zorra said...

Watching and praying, praying, praying. Love you.

Ruby said...

Thinking of you, praying for you.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, please, Jesus.

Oh, please, God.

Oh, please, Mother Spirit.

Oh, please.

Terminal Degree said...

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Do you still have my number? Call if you need help. Really.

Sue said...

(((St. C.)))

We're praying very hard that this one blows away into the ocean where no one will be hurt.

Happy Birthday to my ginger boys.

Chorus said...

Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping beyond hope that Gustav passes you by...

Quotidian Grace said...

We're watching it, too. Here's hoping it blows itself out. I'm so sorry the forecasts right now have it heading your way!

KnittinPreacher said...

My prayers are with you and all the folks making similar preparations.

MacThumper said...

What passes for a storm up here can be unpleasant. I don't want to imagine what the real ones are like!

May the Lord hold you safe in the palm of his hand.

Gracebythesea said...

Lord Jesus hear our prayers bring calm to the wind and the seas and the hearts and the homes of those we love.
LYMI

Crimson Rambler said...

(((((st. c)))) -- holding you up in constant prayer here on the high ground...and wishing you and yours were high and dry also.

Barbara B. said...

keeping you in my prayers too...

Rev SS said...

praying for all of you!