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Monday, January 23, 2012


While I sit here in the studio getting ready to start my day, I am so grateful we are safe, and we have no property damage.  The sun is coming out, and I am thanking God we were spared. Tuscaloosa was spared, too, thankfully.  I am also grateful for your sweet emails.  Your concern for me and my family is so touching!

Central Alabama had another deadly tornado outbreak overnight and early this morning.  Too many folks were not as fortunate as us.  They could really use our prayers and positive thoughts this morning.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I am so happy that it didn't hit you, but sad that you had to worry that it would. And now another one came and caused more destruction in a different area? Incredible. Thank God you and yours were spared is right!!!!
    I do have to say that something very weird is going on with the weather. It usually snows A LOT here, and we had 1 storm, and 1 few inch storm. That's it. And, we were hit with an earthquake a few months ago too, Who ever heard of an earthquake in New Jersey?
    I hope our planet is able to work through these issues. It kind of scares me!
    SOOOOOOOO happy you are safe and sound my friend!

  2. Thinking about you and your family RJ. Thank God Tuscaloosa had no damage. I know that is not the case north of you. We had plenty of time to make our plans thanks to James Spann.

    The French Hutch

  3. I just saw footage on the national news of the storms in the Birmingham area and sent you an email. Your area sure has had more than enough bad weather recently. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way! Take care.

  4. I haven't heard of the news Ricki. But I am sending my prayers for the safety of your family. Have faith...

  5. Oh, Ricki, I did not know that the storms were by where you live. I am so glad that you are safe. Saying a prayer of thanks for you all.

  6. Oh my gosh! So glad that you're safe!

  7. I had just watched the weather channel and said to my husband someone I know lives near there, I'm so glad you are safe, will keep the others not so fortunate in our prayers,

  8. oh my gosh, I meant to say YOU and the others, sorry,!!
    Take care,

  9. How very scary Ricki Jill! So happy to see you and your family are safe!! Storms can be so devastating!

    I love that couch in the background!!
    Pamela xo

  10. Glad you are safe-I'm so glad that I'm not there anymore for just that reason. Hugs

  11. Grateful you are all ok
    Sending Love and Prayers

  12. Oh my Ricki Jill...I had no idea...I am so glad you are safe!

  13. Got online this morning and saw the news reports of the storms and thought of you and your family. Glad that I was able to check here and see that you all are safe. Keeping all of you and your fellow Alabamians (or Alabamans?) in my thoughts and prayers.
    Carole (Stapes)

  14. YIKES! I hadn't even heard about that! (dang PNW insular newscasting). I'm glad you and yours are safe!

  15. I am so glad to hear you are okay. I sent an e-mail before I read this.

  16. Thank goodness. Ricki Jill we had this balmy weather and then storms last night, just like our usual springtime tornado weather.

    Thinking of you!


    Art by Karena

  17. the weather has just been so strange this year.
    Glad to hear you were missed.

  18. Glad you are safe; tornadoes are so difficult. I used to live in OK and that is one thing I didn't like! Hurricanes are predictable but not a tornado!

  19. I'm glad you were too! Sending love and light!

  20. Hey lovely girl,

    I am SO glad that you're okay. Please do look after yourself.

    And I'll definitely be praying for other people who haven't been so lucky.

    Big hug to you, coming your way over the seas,


  21. Oh my goodness, glad to hear you're safe!

  22. I saw the devastation and am so relieved to hear you were spared as well. So much to be grateful for!

  23. So glad that you are safe. I was up much of the night listening to the storms here. This has been a crazy winter.

  24. Goodness, you sure have had your share of storms up there! Glad your safe, my prayers to those not as lucky!


  25. I have been hearing about these storms. I am really happy for you and your family that you were spared. It really is heart wrenching to think about those families that were not as fortunate.


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