Friday, November 30, 2007

Rain, Rain, Come Every Day!

I can't remember the last time it rained here - at least 6 months ago. Last year it only rained 3 days during the 'rainy season'. It rains so infrequently that we don't own rain boots, rain slicker, or other rain gear. We have a few umbrellas that I have owned for close to 8 years. I have probably used them 2 dozen times, total.

Well, today it is raining, technically. It is more like drizzle or even a fine mist. The ground is barely wet and it will be like this most of the day. In fact, Caskey hasn't even put on his 'winter roof' on the jeep yet.

But it is a red letter day for us in the Dickson household. The kids (and I) are so excited about the rain. You see, Granmda bought these ridiculously expensive and frivolous umbrellas about 2 years ago. The kids have used them 3 times and only once while raining. So, today we got dressed early, ate a quick breakfast and headed outside to 'use' the umbrellas.

Apparently the reality isn't as exciting as the fantasy. They were outside for 2 minutes until they realized it was barely raining - so the umbrellas got tossed aside. Then 10 minutes after that it was too cold and watching Blue's Clues with William was much more appealing.

I wish we had more 'weather', here in California. Especially when it is 80 degrees at Christmas.

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