January 23, 2012
I used to love the rain. I thought it was charming and fun. Then I moved out of Southern California and the The Land that Weather Forgot, and I realized that anything is charming and fun when it only happens twice a year. When it happens every day for months straight? It sort of loses its appeal.
Still, it takes a few weeks for my brain to catch up with this idea. So every winter, when it starts the rainy season, my brain shorts out and starts going on and on about how quaint the sound of rain on a tin roof sounds, how delightful it is to jump in puddles, and how there is nothing better in life than a new umbrella and a pair of polka-dot rain boots.
In a week or so when it’s still raining and I haven’t seen blue sky in what seems like a life time, my brain will catch up and remind me that we hate to be wet and cold, we love the sun and heat, and we never want to see another flippin’ mud puddle again.
Until then, I’ll just enjoy the moment.
October 6, 2011
Every time I drive by this giant heart at Children’s Hospital I think to myself, “I should stop and take a picture.” Then I keep driving because I’m generally two minutes away from being late to our appointment. Today as we were leaving, I actually did it.
There is something about the bright red against the blue, blue sky that grabs me.
May 10, 2011
As I was leaning against the porch railing, taking pictures of the rain pouring off of the roof, Jeremy came out to talk to me:
“I just read that we have a winter storm warning until five o’clock: thunder, lightening, and penny-sized hail. Take cover.”
…Five seconds later…
“You do realize this is all your fault, right?”
Yes, dear. I understand. It’s completely my fault. If I could go back in time and keep myself from planting those flowers, I would. However, today it’s sunny and I’m just going to pretend the last few days never happened.
But don’t worry, I won’t be buying any more flowers for a couple of weeks.
May 8, 2011
…but I told you so.
Remember how I said that if I planted my flowers it would turn cold? I planted those flowers. And today?
It’s cold and rainy.
What a terrible thing to be right about. I guess I should be grateful that it’s not snowing.
January 26, 2011
It hasn’t rained here for a while. I’m beginning to think Mother Nature is messing with me. She’s trying to make me think Spring is here but I know that it’s really only January. Any minute now, She’s going to realize I’m not so easily fooled and start the rain and the snow machines up again.
Until then, the Bear and I are going to keep our umbrellas handy.