Rainy Days and Happy Thoughts

If you're from North Texas (where I live) you're likely much like me and wondering when on earth all of this rain is going to stop. I'm not a bred Texan (I wasn't born here). In fact, I've been called a "Transplant Texan" by many. Either way, I'm tired of the rain. Normally, Texas doesn't get so much rain. Actually by this time of year the authorities are imposing water restrictions due to severe drought. This year however, not so much.

We have rain.

Lots and lots of rain.


Usually, I love the rain. I love the smell of it. I love how clean everything looks afterwards. I love that it waters my plants and yard (and saves me money by not using the sprinkler system). I love that it cools everything off and normally helps to make life pleasant.

However, recently I have learned to not love the rain.

It won't go away. In North Texas, we've had more rain this year than in the last 5 years combined. Yes, combined. Talk about some serious rain. We are going to have a huge mosquito problem this year - incredibly huge. I'm never going to leave my house huge (of course that's an over reaction - how would I get to any of my jobs??). Sunday night/Monday morning the town next to mine flooded. Yep, a flood in North Texas. Of course, it was runoff from Perot Properties but still... a flood. I'm uber glad it didn't reach either of our houses (the flood was only about 1/2 mile from the Marshall Creek House).

That would have put a huge damper in the house sale - don'tchathink? Seriously - I would have been a basket case. Seriously! It's this Thursday! Wahooo!

There are some happy thoughts with the rain though. I haven't washed windows in forever. Love that. I haven't had to water my plants - love that! I haven't washed the car (really Steve-o should do that one anyway), or done any real lawn work.

Hopefully the rain will stop. At least long enough for me to go outside to take a nap and turn my lilly white skin into a light cream - or at least something not so translucent.

In other news....

I've been playing in my studio with some awesome new products for CHA-Summer by Maya Road. They are SUCH fun. Seriously! I can't wait to share them with you! You're gonna go nuts - I just know it! (I know I went nuts when I first saw them - surely you will too!)

I've also been playing with Martha's goodness. I know I know - many of you are not fans of her mad skillz - but honestly, do you think she did all the designing? I assure you she did not. Her creative team did - and EK Success did more than that. Anywho... i don't care who made it, I love it!

I've also been working on my inner "digital diva". I so want to learn how to use this fancy software Thomas hooked me up with. I know a tidge about Photoshop Elements and can get myself around without the use of Mapsco. This new Photoshop CS3 though... it's a whole new world. It's like I'm back in Germany (where I grew up) and I'm trying to speak to the farmer in the farmer market. I know I'm saying the right things, but not in the right dialect. It's a challenge I tell ya - a challenge.

Hopefully, you'll soon see a new version of my blog. We'll see... I have lots of ideas on how I want it to look - we'll see how it goes!

Off to Silver Bella dreamin!

1 comment:

Kristy said...

You're making me glad I'm in Utah to miss all the rain!

I recommend Scott Kelby's Photoshop books -- they are outstanding and fun to read, too!