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Jan 23, 2010

Today's Bouquets

The rain, it's plain, has ceased its long campaign! Tah dah dah dah dah! I confess that I was singing this modified lyric, from "My Fair Lady," while typing!  We have had almost a week of rain! Thunder, lightning — at least 3 stunning rainbows! Tornado warnings, flooding, hail, and ant picnics. And, all of this in California where it's never supposed to rain. Of course, I don't wish for repercussions during storm systems, but I am sad to see it go. I dearly love rainy, tea sipping days.


  • My husband and I have been operating 2 businesses with one car for several months. Two weeks ago, we were given an older, low mileage vehicle! 
  • The due date for our grandson, Caleb, is in 61 days! This is our first grandchild! Briana's mother-in-law, Lorraine, and I have been invited to watch the birth! We are elated of course! 
  • My Pampered Chef business is growing! I now have a new associate, Marlene. I am hosting her Grand Opening at my home during this afternoon! 
  • Briana's wedding last March signified many changes. Among these vicissitudes were the departure of her Christmas ornaments from my tree. In nesting mode, I have been replacing next year's empty branches with eBay's 2009 Hallmark ornaments. I have also purchased a number of "First Christmas" ornaments for the two expecting lovebirds. They will receive these on Valentine's Day.

Jan 19, 2010

My Happy-tat


A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
-Frederick The Great

I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain;
What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again.
-Arthur Freed

It has been raining for the last couple of days here in California. I threw the blinds back on my living room picture window and created my happy-tat. I made hot cocoa and later, French press coffee. After all, it was a holiday and I eagerly chose to do nothing.

We don't get rain often, but when it does appear it makes a statement. Albert Hammond's lyrics danced in my head: "It never rains in California | But girl, don't they warn ya | It pours, man it pours." How accurate!