Saturday, April 24, 2010

rainy Saturdays-the good and the bad

A rare Saturday post, since I shorted you last week.

We woke to the sound of rain falling softly on the roof, with thunder rumbling off in the distance.  I remembered it was Saturday and tucked the covers in a little tighter, the weight of Claude's slumbering body against my feet.

Rain on a Saturday! 

The bad news is that Charlie's Fun Ride at the track in Grantsburg is canceled, so no dirt biking today.

The good news is that rain on a Saturday drives people to the Mall of America, so the cash register will be ringing at our store.

Rain today means the opening day of Farmer's Market in St. Paul will be a soggy one, and quite a bit less successful than it would have been on a bright sunny day.  I know I am missing this one.

The good news is that our lawns and gardens and trees are drinking up this much needed moisture, and everything that is already so far ahead of the growing season will just continue to make us shake our heads in wonder.

The bad news is that I will have to check my basement for water.

The good news is that I finally get to wear my new Liberty rain boots!

The bad news is that anyone with softball or baseball or soccer practice now has to stay home.  Maybe they will think that is GOOD news!

The good news is that rainy days make me feel like baking, and I whipped up a batch of cranberry scones to start our day (look for the recipe this coming Wednesday...).

So far it's looking like the positives are outweighing the negatives.  Let's see if Charlie agrees when I tell him today is the PERFECT day to finish organizing the basement!

Happy Rainy Saturday!


  1. Thanks for not shorting us! LOVE the Liberty rain boots (I have my eye on a Liberty umbrella w/a pink leather handle, so floral and cute). Okay, I LOVE the little violas (or pansies) tucked into that black container (is it an old mailbox?) hanging on your house. What a totally whimsical idea. May have to steal it (not the flowers...hahaha...just the idea!). I'm happy it's raining (here too).

  2. Ashley and I are having a good laugh about me tip toeing to St. Paul to steal those flowers. Tee hee.

  3. Can you believe how just that little bit of rain made our gardens go crazy this weekend? My weeds are now HUGE.


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