Monday, July 21, 2008

The Rain Is The Reason

Sheesh.  It's been, like, two hours of brain-wracking and I still can't come up with a single thing that has happened today that is worth being immortalized in cyber-space.  I'm usually pretty good with this sort of thing...

I blame the rain.  It has been "rainy" in one form or another for days and days now.  It is either actually raining or getting ready to start raining.  Normally, being something of a preparedness freak, I snap right to attention when my television viewing is interrupted with a warning from the National Weather Service.  After days of missing important events in various cartoon plots due to that horrible, grinding alert sound, I have lost all interest in being prepared for nickel sized hail and lightening.  I don't care anymore.  It's become boring and it's never really as exciting as the screeching alarm sound would have me believe it is going to be.

Note:  this attitude did not serve me well late last week when I happened to start paying attention after hearing words like, "Lie down in a ditch," and "proceed to a first floor, preferably an interior room."  It seems I was missing a tornado warning.  There was no tornado, but it would have been nice to be in a ditch or the bathtub had such a thing come to pass.  I guess I should really be paying more attention...

At any rate, the gray skies and low pressure have resulted in a generally lazy attitude.  I am constantly fighting the urge to nap.  There is just not much going on, really.  I'm at a loss as to what might prove interesting.


I could show you a sleeve:


But how exciting is that, really?  We are, after all, talking about The Thing That Will Never Grow Up To Be A Sweater...

I've got a cat resting in the window:


She looks relaxed but she is really pretty alert.  She had a tough morning.


I've got another kitty napping amongst the stuffies:


He's not at all alert.  He is very tuckered out from chasing his sister all morning and making her cry.  

That's it.  That's the extent of the excitement around here.  I'm actually tired from being too tired to do anything all day except break up kitty torture sessions and knit three rows on a sleeve.  They haven't even done an emergency oh-my-god-there-might-be-a-thunderstorm-approaching alert since this morning.  It's slim pickings for blog fodder, folks.

Maybe tomorrow I'll knock over a liquor store or try lace knitting again.  I'm willing to attempt anything at this point to break up the monotony...

SA

12 comments:

Mia said...

i'm thinkin' a cocktail of some sort might do the trick *grin*

kmkat said...

I didn't know tornadoes lived in Maine, too. Or maybe it is just the warnings that come to Maine?

Anne said...

yup, the weather's been brutal. I couldn't even bring the paper inside the house today because the headlines "Lightning strikes injure 10 on soccer field" are bound to bring fear to the young. I vote for a cocktail, or chocolate.

Julie said...

Did you get the terrifying, non-stop thunder and lightening last night? I was hiding under my covers shaking from fear!

I didn't hear the tornado warnings, though.

Beth said...

I've been staying inside down here, too. But it's because of the heat and humidity. I guess we need weather somewhere in the middle - 70's and slightly breezy? By the way, the sleeve looks great!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oh oh! or you could try lace knitting which will probably drive you to drink so you'll be able to get off the hook for robbing the liquor store. You would if I were on the jury!

trek said...

You cannot say "monotony" this early in the summer vacation. Look it up: it's a rule.

And why did you not have an upbeat and exciting post about having celebrated a belated National Ice Cream Day?

April said...

Any blog post with kitty pictures is a good post.

Donna Lee said...

We've missed all the rain. Just humidity and some very high temps. 94 today (again) and maybe some rain. Things are dry here (or as dry as the humidity will let it be). The almost sleeve looks good! Optimism is appropriate I think.

Cursing Mama said...

So you really don't want to hear or read my whine about how we could really use some of that liquid stuff that falls from the sky....

Knitting Linguist said...

I'm glad that the tornado warning was a dud. I vote you go with the naps, maybe followed by some chocolate and port and some lackadasical knitting. And maybe a cheesy novel (always my rainy day activity of choice)? The not-so-much sleeve is looking great, btw...

Anne-Marie said...

what about the index cards that had your to-do list for the summer?