Well, that’s a first …

Never in the history of me having children can I recall an event being canceled due to rain. We have had plenty of things canceled for extreme heat and even fires and poor air quality. But never impending rain. Until today.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you say THAT’S A FIRST!!!

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Predicting Mother Nature …

I always watch our weather diligently. We go a lot of different places and wear a lot of different hats around here so I need to know what’s coming at us. And since I basically spend my days trying to avoid being cold, it works for me. HA! Basically I plan our days around weather patterns. Which is pretty funny because we live in Southern California where we usually only get varying degrees of WARM. Every once in a while we get some off-the-wall weather for us. Like winter weather actually IN WINTER. Whoda thunk?!?! It’s happening right now too and it has me checking my weather app more. Which has proved to be absolutely confusing. I never realized just how much our weather patterns change.

Rain, wind, cold.

No, now it’s cold, sun and rain.

No wait, now it’s just going to be sunny and cold.

It changes so much that I’ve just been keeping an array of different cloths and accessories in my car and by our front door. We leave the house “layered” and remove clothing as needed. I think I’ve got a handle on it now. But wait … let me check my weather app again. Darn.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t try to predict Mother Nature!!!

Blazing buns …

I love kaiser rolls. They remind me of a winter break I spent in New York many moons ago. The foodie in me just loves food memories. They bring such detail to life events. A taste. A smell. It all brings you back to the very moment you experienced long ago. For me there is nothing quite like a warm kaiser roll with butter and egg to warm your soul on a snowy day. We obviously don’t get snowy days in Southern California but with the impending rain I went to the market yesterday to make sure we had my favorite rolls in the house.

Everyone is on a different schedule here this morning. So breakfast was a buffet of easy foods. I made bacon and sausage the other day and eggs were cooked as needed. I also put out bagels and, of course, kaiser rolls. Libs had a challenge match this morning and I planned on eating after I got back from dropping her off. Her opponent was running late so Libs told me I had plenty of time to eat beforehand. I was pretty hungry so I put a kaiser roll in the oven to warm it and cooked an egg. I guess I was feeling a little rushed because when I reached into the oven to retrieve my warm kaiser roll I pulled it out (so fast?!?!) that it flipped off the baking sheet and on to the bottom of the oven … and caught on FIRE! In my decades of warming kaiser rolls this has NEVER happened before. So I quickly turned off the oven, grabbed some tongs and threw my flaming kaiser roll into the sink. Disaster averted. If you were wondering, I went back to my original plan of eating after I got back home. Which went without incident, smoke or flames. Yay.

Well, I hope you all have a day where your buns aren’t blazing!!!

Dressing the part …

I don’t want to brag or anything but we got some real Fall weather here in my part of Southern California today. OK fine, it was for like 2 hours and it was rainy-ish. But I also saw some leaves on the ground that had changed color. It was chilly too! I had to wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt. Sure, I might be sweating now, but I even wore boots. Whoa.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you dress the part!!!

Helmet hair …

I have curly hair and because of that I use A LOT of hair styling products in my hair. It gives me a false sense of security knowing that I’ve at least attempted to keep it in place and prevent it from forming a life of its own.

It rained here today (stay with me, I’m going somewhere with this). I didn’t bring my umbrella when I went out and I got caught in a pretty good downpour. I knew that my decent hair day was over at that point. Way way way over. If water hits my hair and I don’t immediately apply soap my hair takes matters into its own hands. If it’s not being washed it sees no reason for being wet and, in rebellion … humiliates me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have helmet hair!!!

Rattled …

I have been a trooper with this rain. No. Really. I’ve not complained one bit. And I am not a rain lover by any stretch. Not. At. All. I’ve found the rain rather pleasant. Well. As long as I don’t actually have to be out in it. HA! But as much as we have needed the rain, I’m starting to notice the wear and tear of it. Some of our streets are horrendous! Almost every where I go there is a road that needs some serious work. Today when I was headed to meet my best friend from high school for lunch I drove down a street that was crazy BUMPY. Probably the worst I’ve been on so far. My car was shaking and the noise was thunderous. I felt like I had to hang on to my steering wheel for dear life and pray I didn’t crack a tooth from bouncing around so much. OK. I exaggerated a little. But still. It was really bumpy. Really.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you weren’t rattled!!!

Waiting for something big …

Southern California is supposed to be getting some serious rain today. So far, where I am, it’s been a little windy and somewhat rainy. It’s been quite a few years since we have had any considerable rainfall, so I’m not sure if all the “hype” is going to be realized in a Noah’s Ark size storm. Perhaps we’re all just a little shocked that it’s actually raining again. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where something BIG happens!!!