Sunday, January 27, 2008

Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Well, besides stalking the band Color Me Badd around Los Angeles.

It's raining. Hey, that's a big deal around here! The weather monkeys (or as we like to call them, Skippys) are predicting that we could get up to an inch and a half of rain from this storm alone. Why is that significant? Because last year we got 2.64 inches of rain. Yes, that's two point six four. No, that was not the last storm, the last week or even last month. That was our total rainfall for 2007. Even for the desert, that's pretty dry. The average is about 7 inches.

"That's what she said!" - Michael Scott

I know that the drought in the southeast, like Georgia, is pretty serious, but I had to laugh just a little to read that they only got 31 inches of rain last year. I think if we ever got 31 inches of rain in one year, we'd have to build an ark and start rounding up the animals. Crap, both of our hamsters are female.

We're loving the rain at our house. We open the garage door, set up camping chairs and just watch it. We're weird that way. What is this mystical, magic water falling from the sky?

A few pictures of fun things to do when it's raining:

Test out your Littlest Pet Shop umbrella.

Yes, she has bare feet. Even though it's raining, it's still about 65 degrees.

Snuggle with a sister.

Or two.

Or play a good game of garage-floor hopscotch.


Fannie Mae said...

It's the novelty. Imagine if you got SNOW!

Anonymous said...

Only when something else freezes over....

Looks like you guys found a great way to spend Sunday, just think it might rain again this week and then you can have more fun...

Jenifer said...

You and your 90210. I totally knew that was what you were talking about. Donna and David running around some hotel (I'm sure you can tell me which one). Glad you had fun in the rain.

LIBSMOM said...

We pop popcorn and sit on the porch to watch the rain. It's just soothing to the soul, I think.
Woman, you are raising some skinny girls if they can all three fit in the same chair! I can't even fit all of just me in some of those camp chairs LOL.
Cuteness abounds at your house, a usual.

Anne Bradshaw said...

After living in England most of my life, then coming to the desert of Utah, watching the rain, when it occasionally falls, is something I also love to do--especially if thunder and lightening go with it :-) Bring it on, sez I--wet, sweet smelling, and deliciously fresh.

Shelley said...

Fannie - if that ever happened, I think everyone would freak and we'd have to shut Phoenix down. The kids would have a blast, though.

Jen - It had to have been the Bel Age. Isn't that where everyone stayed on that show? And had prom?

Pam - That's exactly it, it is totally soothing to me. And rare, so we do enjoy it. I think January is my favorite month...the highs usually stay in the 60s, and we get some rain.

As for my skinny kids, I know, right? You'd never know any of them were related to me. In that one picture, Shannon's long arm across everyone just looks like a stick. You'd never know she can throw a runner out stealing second with that arm. Well, not actually that arm, she's left handed so it'd be her other arm. But they're pretty much the same size.

onthegomom said...

That picture of the 3 of them in the chair is so precious!!!!!! I loved it.

I am so glad you are getting some rain... It went from 50 degrees yesterday to below zero today. I love Iowa.

onthegomom said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T! You did NOT post a picture of yourself with the hood tied all around your head?!!?!??? YOU TOLD ME you had a great picture from when you were 18... post that and say it was taken yesterday. LMAO

Shelley said...

Oh yeah, I kinda did. Just as a joke...that was on the beach on Coronado Island, and it was cold, ok? Really, it was! Heeeeeeee.

onthegomom said...

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