I love monsoon season! I love the dust storms. I love the rain. I love the lightening and thunder. I like it all! I especially love what the storms do to the skies…
Picture day at school – hair dried and brushed to perfection
First day in God knows how long I have to wear professional clothing
Juggling baby, four year old, umbrella and heals trying to keep the above looking decent
Baby with a stuffy nose who “slept” in two hour or less increments all night
No construction on water company because of…you guessed it, rain
Two doctor’s appointments
Crabby baby who is a wiggling, screaming mess at my doctor, perfectly nice at his doctor
Four year old who is not sick, but sans nap which has made her hyper rather than tired
No ear infection, just teeth which means no end to stuffy nose or lack of sleep
Doctor who is less than pleased about the crazy four year old and screaming baby
Stupid HSA account that is supposed to save us money on our health insurance will. not. work.
Finally changed into casual clothes, errands and appointments done, dinner ingredients obtained
I’m not sure who I pissed off, but apparently I made someone in the weather department angry today…
All last week there was much talk of a big storm that was coming…but much like Jimmy, I never really believe what the weather girl is saying. Especially around here – each time rain is predicted, it keeps getting moved to the next day, and the next day, and the next day until it disappears all together. Baylor spent all day Saturday saying “it’s raining!! Yeah!!! Oh wait, just kidding”. I think the kid has seen more Mickey Mouse Clubhouse than rainy days. Now that I type that, I know it’s a fact.
Well Weather Girl didn’t disappoint this time. The rain came in huge down pours with hail and lots of wind. It was, in a word, awesome. I can’t remember the last time it rained…October? November? Either way it was way over due and thankfully it made up for being gone for so long.
The only down side is we, once again, have a leak in the garage. We get to start the whole story of flat roof + leaves + down pour = water build up under flashing and water on my car that is indoors. Arg. But after getting a little (a lot) ticked off, I became very grateful that it was the garage and there was only minor damage rather than in our house and or with major damage. See? The rain makes me happy AND an optimist!
You know what is great? When it finally, finally rains. Like a good, soaking rain.
You know what is not great? When all of your clean bedding was air drying on the patio. Including the down pillows. And you don’t remember until they have all been soaked by the awesome rain.
This past Saturday we had something we don’t see very often – rain! And the excitement of what will probably be one of the last cold, rainy days for many months gave way to some creative energy.
I heard much commotion coming from Baylie’s room while I was getting dressed. And when I went to investigate, I found this:
Peter and I both have great memories of fort building as kids. Inside, outside, with sheets, beach towels, quilts, whatever was handy. It seems that he hasn’t lost his touch. We spent a good hour playing, eating, reading and crawling in and out of the improvised shelter. Bay then spent another hour doing the same with Bear T. Dog. There were many tears when we had to deconstruct the new play area for nap time, so we left one sheet over her crib. It’s still there and I’m not sure we’re ever going to get it back.
A view from the inside: