Monday, October 8, 2007

Let the sunshine in

When I woke up this morning for the second time, I knew something was different. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but I sensed something. Finally, as I sat up, I knew what it was. Sunlight. Holy fuck, there was sunlight coming in through the window. I listened, and only heard Scooby-Doo on the t.v., no raindrops beating the shit out of the house. Could it be? Did I dare hope for a morning, let alone a day, without rain? I immediately ran to the computer, went to to find out if I could actually take my kids outside. Holy Jeebus, they are calling for cloudy and 57 degrees, but no rain until late tonight.


You would think that since I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, I would be accustomed to such weather, right? Wrong. Portland has ruined me. I know it's only 3 hours away, but we get so much less rain down there than here. Seattle is like a constant cold shower. Portland is like a semi-cold dribble shower.

In even better news, we ordered a new computer the other day. I'll let Jay get into specifics, because they bore me to tears, but I can tell you, it is going to be pretty. Especially our new 22 inch wide screen monitor. I could tell my husband was getting a half chub just ordering the thing, and I know I will have lost him to it for at least a week once it arrives. The only time I will get to touch it is when he's at work, and I wouldn't put it past him to call in sick in order to spend more time with it.

I'm outta here. I've got to get us dressed and out of here so that we miss the mid-morning traffic getting to the zoo and the early afternoon traffic coming home. We will only have 2.5 hours to enjoy it before we get totally fucked in traffic. I swear, you have to plot out times if you plan on driving anywhere around here.


minijonb said...

that rain in the Pac NW almost killed me. there must be a rain god living somewhere in the Seattle area. your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find this rain god... and kill him.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I got 22 inches for you right here. It's in my PANTS!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you guys got to enjoy the zoo.

Yoda said...

The mountains make Wash. weather so weird! I was at Richland (almost moved there for work), and they said it hardly ever rains there and doesn't snow either!

Christie said...

Minijonb: That bastard rain god. He sucks. I can't seem to track him down. The weather fuckers say it is going to rain for the rest of the week.

Dyck: Really? 22 inches. I thought it was a measly 4 inches.

Bird: We did, we did.

Yoda: I've only ever lived west of the mountains. I heard they actually get 4 separate seasons over on the eastside. We have rainy and not rainy here.