I am currently living through an “atmospheric river.” I swear the weather people are just making it up as they go along, but my mother assures me that this has been a thing before. So if mom is correct, then clearly I’ve just blocked out my previous traumatic experiences.
For those of you not living through an atmospheric river, it basically just means that the hard rain continues on and on until you feel that you will surely die of rain. Inches and inches of rain… It’s endless. As in never ending. UGH… Some towns in my county are flooding now and the rivers aren’t expected to crest until tomorrow. I live on a large hill and have no risk of flooding, but it isn’t looking good in some parts of my community.
I finished my latest puzzle on Friday night. That makes nine this year so far. And yesterday I booked a weekend getaway to the coast for December. Some sightseeing and agate hunting will be just what the doctor ordered, even though it is possible that we will still be experiencing the “atmospheric river.” Let’s hope the river is gone by then.
In less rainy news, last weekend I went out for dinner with some girlfriends and had a wonderful time, laughing and catching up. It was a much needed night out. I’m constantly remembering that I need to make time for social events and time with friends, even when I might otherwise be tempted to not leave the house. Girlfriends are good for the soul. My burger was pretty darned good too.
Thursday I had the day off and my mom and I went out to lunch and checked out an antique shop and a thrift shop. I picked up a large, awesome glass jar, that I will one day fill with large agates (I dream big)! I also got a couple of hiking books, including one of local winter hikes. For when the pouring rain stops, of course.
And I caught this photo of Yellow and Cora teaming up to check out something outside. They are getting along! Yes, Yellow does look a bit skeptical, but he didn’t run away. They aren’t cuddling up together or anything, but they also aren’t hissing or growling at each other, except on the rare occasions when Cora wants to chase Yellow.
I hope you all are having better weather than we are here in the Northwest! I leave you with some wisdom – this very thing has been on my mind a lot lately.