Tuesday, June 29, 2010

buckets of rain

Woke up to an overcast sky. Forecast calling for 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. 11am -- sunny. 12 noon -- steady sunny. Checked the radar. No rain in the immediate area. Barton Springs Here We Come.

Forty-five minutes and nine dollar bills later. Comes the downpour. Buckets of rain. Buckets of tears. Nearly 6pm now. Still coming down. Rain guage says three plus inches.

Rain is much needed. Garden needs it. Lawn needs it. Creeks need it.


It could have waited two measley measly hours.

First rain at Barton Springs. For me. Tried to enjoy it. New experience and all.

But. The beach bag. Not water proof. Cell phone. Not water proof. Kids complaining. Not waterproof.

Rain drenched schlep back to the car.

Blown up rafts. Unused. Submarine sandwiches. Uneaten. Sour cream and onion chips. That's right. Uneaten.

Load of laundry.

Off to the gym.

First time in a month of Tuesdays. So not a total waste of a day. Just sticky. And extra hot. Elipticizing in sunscreened skin. Not my favorite. Tennis shoes soaked in parking lot puddles. Not my favorite.

Forgot my water bottle. What with so much rain and all. Drank cooler water out of styrofoam cup. Makes my teeth ache. That styrofoam. But listened to new tunes in my ear buds. Rolling Stones. Some Girls. Start Me Up. Perk in my step.

And now home. Blog tending. Smelling dinner. Cooked by bestest husband.

Not like swimming in Barton Springs. But not bad either.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I guess you found a silver lining in your big rain clouds.

shrink on the couch said...

Jenn - You've always got the perfect comment! Very quick on your feet, you.

Sinda said...

Oh no! I'm so happy to hear that it rained, but I agree it could have waited awhile - until 9 PM, I think.

hokgardner said...

I was caught in traffic in the rain. And while I know we need the rain I wish it could have waited two hours too

shrink on the couch said...

Sinda -- 9pm would have been wonderful. 8pm even.

hokgardner -- See? It's not just me.

Christie said...

I hate the rain. HATE. IT.

shrink on the couch said...

Christie -- I certainly hate it when I can't get my money back!

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Kathleen Scott said...

Shoot! A day at the pool is a mini-vacation, and we all need more vacation.

Your hubby is a keeper.

bernthis said...

I confess. I miss the rain some days. Yes, sunny day after day can get very old.

jessica said...

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Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Blah! Sorry you got rained out - that sucks.

Just catching up on my reading; it's been a busy week.

Happy 4th of July weekend to you!

katydidnot said...

Rain is so unobliging in its timing.

Agent X said...

I KNOW the rain is good but I am used to hot and dry. A while wet weekend with my son and we can barely go outside. I had such plans... Veloway, Barton creek, zilker, springs, pools, etc... On a bright note we did see Toy Story 3. It made me cry but he said it was boooorrrringggg. Ah yes....5 and already acting tweenish!

Rachel Cotterill said...

The kids definitely are waterproof - they just might not think so! ;)

dkuroiwa said...

as one who hasn't seen the sun in about 10 days (it peeked through the rain and clouds once...for about 5 seconds) and probably has mold growing on her ass, i wish i could sympathize....i'll about...i know how you feel. (?) ;-/
i have to look for "sunshine"'ve got yours pretty much built in. lucky you.
happy 4th...hope it's a good one!!!