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?