See for the past week we have been extremely blessed with rain, which is just wonderful here in hot and dry Arizona. Every night the sky puts out a beautiful display of lightnining and then showers us with water, the kind that makes the grass gleam and the trees sing for joy. The kind that leaves that amazing rain scent. Is there anything better than that?
I could sit at my window for hours and just watch the lightning flash across the sky.
Yesterday we had a couple of errands to run and though the sky was littered with clouds, it wasn't raining YET. I just love this photo, so used to seeing nothing but desert and dirt, when I drive by this field I always smile, it makes me feel like I'm back in Idaho!
We went in search of a Flea Market, but unfortunately the ones we tried in Glendale were just not good at all, I think next week we'll try the other ones around the area. I still needed to pick up some things, so we headed to Walmart and by the time we got there, you could see the sky changing.
The palm trees were blowing in the wind and the sky was darker, as a matter of fact the whole time we were inside it kept getting dark, it was like someone was playing with a light switch.
Now by the time we left and headed back to base, the rain was moving fast towards us. The kids were amazed at how clearly you could see the rain coming down in the distance, how pretty is that?
I was able to get all my materials to start the Advent Calendar and that's exactly what I plan on doing today.
Photo courtesy: Allsorts
You may be wondering why I'm starting it so early, and the reason is that with all the craziness of everyday life, I tend to start projects for Christmas and half the time I don't get to finish, so I think that with all the interruptions, given this much time to make the Calendar, I should be done in a month or two. Hopefully, keep your fingers crossed LOL
Oh I have to tell you about this BBC Mini-Series I just watched over the weekend. It's called "Wives and Daughters" and it was based on the book by Elizabeth Gaskell. It was such a sweet story, just the kind I like. You do know I'm a huge fan of Victorian times so I'm always on the hunt for books or movies from that era. This one didn't disappoint.
And speaking of books, while at Cracker Barrell on friday I was able to pick up some new Gooseberry Patch books to add to my collection which is ever growing. I think one of the reasons I love these cookbooks is not just for the great recipes but for the tons of ideas they include on every page, I mean if I had to decorate my house with every single decorating tip, I would have the cutest darn house in the State.
I haven't had a chance to go through them yet, so that's something else I'll be doing today. As a matter of fact, the more I think about it, the more I realize that today is going to be one of those quiet, perfect days....those filled with cookbooks, cooking, sewing and crafting and cups of tea while the rain falls outside. Yes, indeed, I think I'll enjoy today!