It rarely rains here for more than a few minutes at a time, so when we get a steady rain for the entire day, we tend to enjoy it. (Today is actually the second day of rain--Computer Geek is now missing Seattle like crazy.) So what do desert dwellers do on a well-fought for misty day? 1.Attend an epic yard sale. Hardly anyone else was there because of the weather, and the words "epic" to describe it was a marketing tactic by those putting on the sale. Still, we had our choice of the goods because of sparse attendance. Here are two of the gems I came away with:
I love this sign because I had been looking for something rustic to hang on an outdoor wall in an alcove between the house and the garage. Fifty cents.
And then I saw this:
You're thinking, "Oh. My. Gosh. That would be so perfect sitting on an outdoor table with a splash of white daisies hanging over the side." I thought so too! And someone let this go for a buck.
2. Check the garden to make sure it is not flooding. Central Utah dirt is a mixture of clay and rocks. Rain turns the dirt to a consistency more appropriate for pottery than for growing plants. The moisture tends to flood the plants rather than do what it should and seep into the ground. A quick check and I was reassured that all was well in the garden.
3. Unpack boxes and de-clutter. We are still in reorganizing mode after the big move. I have been going through box after box and trying to separate our possessions into categories, as can be observed by the signs in the below photo.
4. Do something crafty with the things you've organized. Maybe this is why it takes forever to get anything done. I spend too much time trying to make things "cute."
5. Capture the beauty of your wet surroundings.
raindrops on roses...
6. Grab a blankie and a pillow and cozy up in the recliner.
7. Go to a movie. Cry your eyes out.
8. Eat a rainbow pudding pop that you made the night before.
Find out how to make this little delicacy here, at Random Thoughts of a Supermom.
After two days of rain, I'm ready for a little sunshine. Computer Geek is ready for a vacation to the Pacific Northwest.