Thursday, October 11, 2007


Ok, what do we have to do to move out from under this cloud??? I can't even remember when I last saw blue sky! I am not, however, (for once) going to sit here and moan about the weather, for while we have been sitting under this cloud a few silver linings have appeared:

  • My exams start today! This is a silver lining because it means that I will be one down and closer to finishing them!

  • I am well prepared for my exams - I may have been less inclined to revise had the sun been shining and outside activities been possible!

  • Shannon has decided she is a big girl, not a baby any more, and since big girls can do ballet and babies can't she ought to do ballet - when the baby is born (I added the last bit - we all need to save special treats for when our lives get turned upside down)

  • Suzi has decided to make the most of her life at present and go to Argentina (this is good, not because she will be so far away but because it is sooooooo exciting)

  • I am holding my own against Clare and John in the scrabble competition - OK not winning but at least coming close!

  • I have had an article accepted for publication - and they are paying me for it!

The only bad things that have come of this rainy episode are:

  • I CAN'T DRY LAUNDRY - please, please, please, just one day of sunshine!!!

  • I HAVE A COLD - and I can't take ANYTHING for it... except lemon and honey toddies... without brandy... *snif*

Monday, October 01, 2007

Dirty Sky!

This morning the weather is REVOLTING! I am as happy as the next person for a bit of rain to soak the land over night... but does it have to stick around for days on end? And today, well, the mist is so thick around us in these highlands that those drivers WITHOUT headlights CANNOT BE SEEN!

Anyway I am, contrary to all normality in this weather, in an extremely good mood today, and the reason for that is Shannon. When I opened the door for her to go out this morning on the way to school, she took one look at the sky and said: "the sky is dirty, mommy, you have to clean it so it can be blue!" So I will just add that to my job list and try to get to it sooner rather than later... I wonder what one uses to clean the sky?