Monday, March 21, 2011

Random Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon

Last night, I stayed up until 1:00 organizing my studio.  It's looking better!

Around 9:30, p.m., Eden and I bickered for over an hour as we tried to build an Ikea shelf.   That weird little tool they give you to tighten the screws about sent us over the edge, but we did it.  We are proud.

I fell asleep to the sound of pounding rain.   It was so loud, I had to cover my head with a pillow.

This morning I woke up late, and couldn't find the car keys, or my shoes.  I had to grab two different pair of flip flops which I've been wearing all day.  I'm too busy to look for the proper mates.

Because of the rain, my car smells like a blend of P.E. shoes, and sour milk.   The car pool hates it, and so do I.

When I got home from dropping off at the middle school, I ran pell-mell for the garbage cans because I heard the truck pulling up to the curb.  I made it in the nick of time, which is a good thing, because the garbage cans are overflowing, and they smell worse than the car.

What does pell mell mean anyway?  I have no idea, but I love the way it sounds.  I say it as often as I can, which isn't often enough.

When I was in the back yard pushing the cans, the sun peeked through the blanket of gray sky just as I passed by the jasmine.  It looked like it had been adorned with glistening crystals -- Mother Nature's chandelier.  

I dashed inside to get my camera, but I couldn't find it.  I spent 10 minutes trying to retrace my steps.  Then I remembered that Eden borrowed it last night to make a video.   

I found the camera, and discovered Eden erased all of my photos, including a super cool shot of a cupcake made with my new Ikea cupcake pans.  I was bummed about that, and even more bummed when I went back outside and found the sun had been replaced by more rain.

Later in the day, the sun came back.  It was a tease that lasted about 2 minutes, just long enough to get some pictures of the jasmine.  

Sadly, the crystal drops no longer glistened in the light, but it was still beautiful.  

As I snapped pictures, the rain poured from the sky and my hair got wet.  I now look like Einstein.  I would share a photo, but it would probably scare you even more than it scared me. 


Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Ahahaha I’ve been doing the same thing only I’ve been wearing mished-mashed house shoes. Who knows maybe you’ll start a new trend! Are your gold (I think that’s gold) flip-flops Havaianas? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Havaianas……pretty much the only flip-flops I wear. Yellow box makes some comfy flips as well.

Anyhoo love your beautiful Jasmine pictures and your cupcakes look yummy! What’s up with the Ikea cupcake pan? Does it do something fancy? It looks like your cupcakes are a little taller than the norm. Maybe that’s just me OR maybe that what your new cupcake pan does. If so I must have one. That’s all I need is another cupcake pan!

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

Trish said...

those cupcakes look yummy :)

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

You have a very, very nice camera, and the eye required for good pictures to go with it.

I can't walk in flip-flops. I trip all over myself. I can't imagine the carnage if I were to wear two different ones with potentially a different feel and/or fit.

You are multi-talented, my friend.

Jenni said...

you make me smile and giggle, from the cupcakes to the mismatched shoes to the beautiful pictures to the car smell.

love your posts.

Pinecone said...

I have the same bad smelling van problem. The smell seems to increase or decrease depending on the weather. Ya know kinda pell mell :) Crazy!

Caroljeanann said...

Be so grateful you HAVE jasmine this time of year. WE currently only have brown dead dog poopy covered grass in our backyard.