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Rain, rain and more rain

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:59 am

Remember back around August when I was wishing it would rain. Well, I take back all of those wishes. We have had more rain during October and November than I remember ever having when we lived in Arizona. I know the difference. In Arizona everything was brown. Here everything is green and soggy.
This week, it rained 5 out of the 7 days. Not a gentle rain that soaks into the ground though. Nope, it's a steady down pour that stands in puddles and makes everything soggy and muddy. Our road is dirt and it gets slippery muddy when it rains a lot. I slid around a corner today. I didn't go into the ditch because at that point there wasn't a ditch to slide into.
I guess the upside of the rain is that I got a lot of sewing done this week. I cut some more stuff out today so my tub of waiting projects is full again. Some of that will be Christmas presents. I still have quite a lot of that to get done. We didn't go to the farmer's market yesterday or today because of the rain but will go on Tuesday and Wednesday this week instead of Friday and Saturday. Or maybe we will go on Saturday. Depends on how much produce Rick has to sell.
One of the cloudy days this week we went to the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana. We've been having fruitcake from there over the years but had never been there. We had lunch there as we had a coupon from the Sunday paper. They do have a nice lunch. Just sandwich, soup and salad but it was good. We didn't buy a fruitcake. I can't eat it because it's too sugary. All that candied fruit just isn't in my diet. We did, however, go across the street to the Russell Stover candy factory and outlet store. Chocolate is on my diet. Isn't it on eveyone's diet? I had to get the sugar free kind and dr says it has to last until Christmas, sort of like an advent calendar. He got a box of bloopers that's much bigger than my box. I wonder if it will last him until Christmas. We bought a Whitman Sampler for his mom. It's in a tin box. I have been gathering things to send to her. I want to get her a sparkly Christmas ornament that she can pin on her window drapery. I send her one every year but I don't know if she saves them or not as she doesn't have much space. I think I will make her a tote bag that she can hang on her bed to keep small things in where she can reach them. Books or magazines maybe.
If you know of anyone who wants a little rain let me know and I will see about sending it their way.

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Jewell2009 wrote on Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:08 am:

Busy, those aprons sound so useful. Think we must be on the same jet stream with the rain. Its poured here for much too long.


eileen wrote on Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:45 am:

I know what you mean about rain Dooley. We've had so much that rivers here have broken their banks and so many roads are under water. I could do with a little sunshine to cheer me up.
I'm keeping busy too making stuff for folks Christmas but I'd much rather be outside.


Frank wrote on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:10 am:

You can keep the rain Dooley. And whatever you do, don't send it to Ireland. Very bad flooding there at the moment.


daisybeans wrote on Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:14 pm:

Your post made me smile. I'm so glad that chocolate is on your diet. A tote bag to hang at your m-i-l's bedside is a nice idea. We had weeks of rain in the Spring so I know how you feel...


glendann wrote on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:08 am:

We had no rainits beenin the 50s and 60s until last night a norther blew in and we have had snow flurries all day nothing sticking so far.
Sounds like you have really been busy .

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