Good morning, peeps and peepettes. Happy Saturday!
A beautiful morning here at the rancho. We got inch of rain last night and rumor of a little more later today. The sun is shining right now, so the grass is growing. Yay! This rain puts us at about 8 inches, half of our normal rainfall for a year. The weather prediction is that the heaviest rain will hit late January and February, so we may make normal this year. One of the small towns on the coast has already hit their normal, so after 5 years, they can stop water restrictions. It was so bad, they had to put in a desalination plant just to have water to drink. The restaurants had to serve bottled water and put chemical toilets outside for tourists. The people that live there cut their water usage by 45%! Our local news station did a piece on the town last night and most residents agreed, the steps they've taken to save water are a habit now, they won't go back to being wasteful. It will be the same here at my house...we lived on minimum water for 5 years, we can keep making-do.
It was a long week at work, so the only stitching I did was on my blanket. I'm still loving the black and red. I've started on the next row, it will be the same variegated as before. If you look carefully at the background, you'll see some of my yarn storage. There is too much pretty yarn in the world. I need to learn to say no. LOL
I really need to get all my pruning done. My rosebushes have started to push and with the extra rain and milder temperatures, I need to get my behind in gear to get outside stuff done. LOL I stopped yesterday and checked the prices on bare-root roses. I can get some non-patented bushes for about $7. I really need to decide soon if I will be replacing my dead bushes. Hmmm...water? No water?
I'm almost finished with my oatmeal, off to get my day started. I have a visit planned to an old friend today, but I should get a few chores done before I leave. I hope that each of you have an amazing weekend. For those with snow, be safe...stay warm. Be kind to one another.