OK, actually the sun is out but for about 24 hours straight we had downpours of rain. “So?” you say. Well, considering we get about 7 inches of rainfall all year in most of Arizona, 1 to 2 inches in a day is newsworthy.
I love a good rainy day. In fact, yesterday I had the front door open and I listened to rain falling most of the day. It would have been better to curl up with a blanket and a good book while listening, but I was working so I imagined that scenario. I was hoping to take advantage of it today, but I may have missed the window.
We are so spoiled with year-round good weather here (excluding the fact that 100+ days of 100+ degree weather does get incredibly old). My daughter was moaning about “when would the sun come out” this morning as I drove her to tutoring. C’mon! It was barely 24 hours and 8 of that she was sleeping! All afternoon she was saying she had hypothermia from walking classroom to classroom in the steady drizzle (at least I know the tutoring is paying off…she actually looked up “hypothermia” to make sure she was using it correctly!).
We talked about the fact that we get our yearly rain from December to February if we are lucky (with a few drenching in July). How the ground is so hard that the rain doesn’t get absorbed but runs off creating flooded streets and areas (compounded by a very limited underground sewer system). Some things for her to think about. Oh and I corrected her assumption that “you’d think this was Seattle with all this rain.” We are a few hundred days short of being rainy like Seattle!
Oh, hurray! It has clouded over again and started drizzling…time to open the front door and find a book! Or maybe finish a jewelry project or two!