We are on on third storm and still hanging in there. Between Saturday afternoon and this morning,
6 1/3 inches of rain. I was really surprised when I checked the rain gauge on Monday morning. It looked like there was no water...at all! But as I leaned over, and looked under the fence, I realized that there was no water line because the gauge was filled at 5 inches!! SURPRISE! Northern California has taken the brunt of the storms, lots of flooding and damage. But, we are still doing okay in our area. The river that runs through town has barely had any winter water for many years. Today, it's running strong. In a way, it is a good thing, washing out all the dead bushes and trees in the river bed, creating a healthier environment. So far, no flooding. We are lucky that we have one day of rain, then a break, then another day of rain. The water has been able to soak in before the next storm. Please keep the areas that are flooding in your thoughts.
Staying busy with Baby Boy. We've went out to lunch, hit a lot of the thrift stores, and are looking into semi-matching tattoos. WHAT? I know, I know, I'm 56, what am I thinking? When I got my ears double-pierced, my father went ballistic. Keep in mind that I was almost 30, had been married for 10 years, and had a child!! I have considered a tattoo for almost 10 years, but could never settle on an appropriate design. When I was visiting my son in Iowa, I realized that my life was led by one simple rule, be kind. And, I taught him this same rule...all people are equal, no matter their color, their age, their religion, their gender. You treat everyone with respect and kindness. It makes me proud to know that he lives this each and every day. Sooooo, he has a pattern picked out (he already has several tattoos) and will add the words BE KIND. I have chosen to have a small bird placed on my ankle, designed by him, with the same words. It will be visible in the summer when I wear capris, but not when I am wearing my work clothes. I'm brave, but not that brave! LOL
So, now that you've picked yourself up off the floor (LOL), let's get to some pictures. These are two views of the same vine. I was surprised to find some of these vines still on the wall. I love the red and green...so pretty!
My son brought me one of his handmade ceramic bowls. I was very excited...then asked for five more! They are the perfect size for dessert bowls. LOL It is glazed with dark, dark green on the inside, but a special white glaze on the outside. Very rough and primitive. His favorite style. I love it!
And by coincidence, the friend that I made the scarf for, sent me this special candle holder. Also handmade, but more refined than my son's style. Same color glazes, filled with a soy candle. She is very talented. You can see the outside of my bowl in this picture.
I finished "the" scarf!! I am sending it home with my son...hopefully his friend likes it! My son said that if she didn't seem excited enough, he'd keep it for himself. That's my boy! LOL
I am off to finish my chores...no rest for the wicked...or weary...depends on how my day has gone. LOL Be kind to one another.