Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with three days of fun, big sales at the stores, cookouts, picnics, BBQ's, family and friends. I truly hope you had a wonderful time.
We had rain.
Don't know if you heard about Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto. It was all over our news for days. And the weather guys kept saying, "It's not even officially Hurricane Season yet!!" And I said back to the TV (coz I'm one of those annoying people who talks to the TV) "So what? Alberto is a tropical storm not a hurricane!" Humph. Panic Mongers. All of 'em. Days ahead of landfall Florida, Mississippi and perhaps Louisiana (I'm not certain about LA but they said 3 states. It seems logical) officially declared Disasters! Official disasters mind you, not the unofficial ones.
I'm sure there were places that had devastating floods and damaging winds. But it wasn't here. Here it was just more of what we've been having for weeks now. Rain. Oh the wind picked up a bit. Pro-actively I took down the patio umbrella, moved the potted flowers under the eaves and put up the patio furniture toss pillows. Today I will put it all back. Named or unnamed, to us here, it was just more of the same damned rain.
And when it wasn't raining, it was about to rain or had just finished raining. So there were no picnics, no BBQ's and no cookouts. We went out to breakfast once, out to dinner once and ordered pizza in once. The rest of the time I cooked. We read a lot, watched way too much TV, did a few things around the house that needed to be done. We drove a half hour to a mall to walk inside there, but also walked around here in sprinkley rain a few times and of course to the jetty to take photos. The best part of any storm here is the ocean. Cool stuff.
Let's see, we went to some open houses because, well why not. Went to some car lots and looked at cars because, logic dictates that someday one of our cars will gasp it's last and go wheels up. May as well be ready when it happens as opposed to making a rushed, zero-hour, bad decision.
We considered going to the movies but there wasn't anything playing that Tim wanted to see. Considered going bowling but honestly, have you ever seen me bowl? My all-time high score is 64 and I wish I was joking about that. We almost started a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that I got for Christmas and haven't opened yet but, I'm not sure why but never did that.
I think somehow, the weekend just got away from us. But, we are well rested so there's that. Sometimes on a long weekend of 3 days of fun, I feel like I need another day off just to rest. This was not that weekend. This was easy. It was relaxing. It was restful.
And mostly it was raining.
It's still raining. Tomorrow the prediction is, predictably, rain. Thursday, yet more rain.
Hmmm. Should I start researching how to build an ark?
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.