Thursday, June 17, 2010
Bits of This and That
It is raining cats and dogs here. I guess what they say about fog bringing moisture 90 days later must be true because we had a lot of fog over the last winter. And now we are having a very weird, wet spring. It is coming down in buckets. In fact, we discussed whether building a small family ark would be a good idea.
I just turned on the World Cup Soccer broadcast for the first time because one of the dayhome boys wanted to watch. Nigeria is playing Greece. I've been watching now for two minutes and I am getting more and more irritated by the second. Sorry, but those African horns that sound like some horror movie swarm of bees is making my skin crawl. Don't think I'll be watching too much soccer. How on earth do the players concentrate with that going on? How can they even communicate with each other on the field? And how on earth do the people watching the game sit through that for the whole game? I can only imagine how much louder it really is at the stadium than on tv. There is no break in the noise W.H.A.T.S.O.E.V.E.R! Anyhoo, switching channels now.
Did I mention the wind is blowing like crazy along with all the rain? Yeah, it is.
School is almost done for my kids. I think they each have one exam left and that is it. Son will officially be done with his "forced upon you" school career. Yesterday, he said he couldn't believe how fast this year has gone by. I think a little nostalgia was hitting him. One last summer before the "adult" schooling starts with the first round of courses that will eventually make him a Paramedic. Nice for him, though, most of his friends are not moving away to attend school.
Did I mention I'm cold down to my bones? Rain and wind makes for a chilly combo especially when I have to make regular checks on the down spout extenders to make sure they haven't been pushed off or blown away. Brr.
Today is full of Father's Day crafts. I see tin cans, masking tape, buttons and shoe polish which, hopefully, will translate into a nice pencil holder, in my immediate future. I also see lots of nice, hot coffee.
Hope you're having a nice warm, dry day whereever you are.