Friday, September 24, 2010

Between The Rains

It's raining here again.

Again it's raining.

Oh look! It's raining.

I'm wondering which of those sentences I prefer but they all boil down to the same thing: it's bloody raining.

I suppose it's fortunate to have inclement weather right now: it allows our school day to move along more fluidly than it would if the sun were beckoning. It's hard to focus on algebra or long division when the sun is warming the back yard swings and glittering off the smooth soft grass and calling to us in between the noises of the bees and the birds.

Oops, sorry. Let me just adjust my rain resentment a bit. I think it's showing.

And so we move along: the kids in their various school pursuits and me in my quest for more reading time. And yes, before you ask, I really DO like reading about Martha's chicken coop in the latest issue of MSL. It fills the spaces between the more difficult stuff. And really, who doesn't like reading about a truly superior chicken coop? That's what I admire about Martha - she always does it one better than we mere mortals. That said, I'd better get going on my pumpkin detailing if I hope to finish it by Halloween.

By the way, in between rains I managed to paint. I realize this might not be quite as gripping as Martha's chicken coop but some of us have to take our thrills where we can get them.

And though I did say I was going to use a Martha colour, in the end I settled for a small mistint of deck paint from the paint shop. It was cheap and available and as you might already have realized I am all about the cheap and available...

I'm going to call it Pavement. Or does Concrete sound better?


Suji said...

Hmmm...I'm wondering if you might consider Downpour? Or Cloudy Skies instead of Pavement/Concrete?

Martha makes me feel so I needed help feeling that way. I would seriously rather watch a different Martha...Martha of Martha Speaks, talking dog and my kiddo's latest favorite cartoon character. She actually tracks mud into her house! Woohoo!

I could do with some rain's so darn hot and I used the state of the weather and its effect on my cool-weather-loving brain to excuse myself from doing any homeschooling this past week. Wish we could swap climates right now!

sheila said...

Ooh, I like Downpour. It sort of looks like a downpour colour! Good one, Suji.

Does she really? Maybe I'm more masochistic than you - I LIKE seeing how well someone out there can do this stuff. It sort of cracks me up (I even read her blog).

Heather said...

I was going to suggest Cobblestone (only because Tarmac or Macadam - which seem like more Shelia-ish words to me - would probably be darker in colour?) but Downpour does sound good. We've been experiencing a lot of Downpour even in the dry Southern Interior of this fine province.

Heather said...

Shelia, are your tomatoes splitting in all this rain? I've never seen anything like it before, now I'm glad that I have such an overabundance of cherry tomatoes because so many of them are splitting.

cocanka - that sounds like something fun, doesn't it? Cocanka!!

Becky at Farm School said...

Or the color the skies have been here until recently, Soul Sucking Gray. We're enjoying a momentary spate of sunshine, though I here the rain is on the way from the west.

Rain, rain GO AWAY...

Of course, the main difference is that YOU actually painted your steps and Martha's minions made the coop -- yay for Sheila!

Becky, aka cheap and easy

sheila said...

Heather, my tomatoes DIED in the rains. They were pulverized to death. Don't even ask how my rhubarb is doing. Slime might be the best way to describe it.

I now have buckets of green tomatoes sitting in the basement. The basement that is SOUL SUCKING GRAY.

Love that colour, although the kids find it kind of scary hearing me say it over and over