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 I was bummed about that, and even more bummed when I went back outside and found the sun had been replaced by more rain.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.