i had one last trip planned up the coast, but i cancelled it at the last minute due to the first major storm of the season. it’s been years since we’ve had these type of good drenching rains, and i’ve looked forward to them like all the other angelenos, but now that they’re here of course i’m reaching for the whiskey and nerve pills. much more effective when combined you know!
yes. it’s true. at last we, in drought-stricken california, find ourselves now in the glorious midst of our winter storm season. to give you an idea of the hysteria that accompanies any kind of rain here, the weatherman just said, “if you hear any thunder, get inside as quickly as possible!”
i suppose that means we’re wimps.
as for my life that’s set to resume as a working stiff on monday, i’ve been placed at a very small school in a cute neighborhood. i’ll be the regular sub at that school until something permanent comes along. i have a feeling this means i’ll be seeing the inside of many kinder classes. oh dear. a class of bleating lambs. let the hand-wringing begin!
i’ve set up sketchbook shop tucked into my corner desk which looks out a rain lashed window. from here i will keep busy with my paintbrushes. (thanks for the button inspiration elise!) occasionally going outside to make sure my rowboat is secured to the front porch dock should i need to flee with the cats in a hurry. i have 3 sets of fleece-lined rain slickers & wellies & hats at the ready.
if you weren’t planning to make any nutritional changes to your diet for 2016 DO NOT read this book. i saw it on one of your facebook pages and in my characteristically foolhardy way i opened the pandora’s box. uh oh.
it’s sort of unputdownable.