If you're me, that can mean only one thing:
|Gather up some goobers and head to O.B.
|It was a happy day for many reasons so Bill and I had ourselves a celebratory bucket of love
|None for the goobers, of course
|I love O.B. look at that gorgeous cloudless sky!
|After lunch, the girls entertained themselves with some sort of choreographed photography assignments. I smell an instacollage
|They frolicked, they surfed, the boogie boarded, they swam.
The girls asked if they could go out on the pier before we left, I said yes.
Not more than 2 minutes later, I felt raindrops and jumped up to run after the girls. Thankfully, they had made a pitstop at the bathroom before heading out to their death on their pier, so they ran back over to help us pack up the gear.
|It got a little windy
|They were possibly exaggerating the drama here by the tiniest bit
Not pictured: thundering downpour! lightning! lifeguards clearing the water! chaos! panic! RAIN!
It was so crazy, it felt like the east coast meets Hawaii or the carribean, the rain was warm and nourishing. The long parched ground didn't have a chance against this deluge, and every concave surface was instantly filled to overflowing with water. We halfheartedly hightailed it to the car, we were soaked, as was all of our stuff, and it was so COOL outside. But it was getting late, and I didn't want to miss any of the fun on the freeway when all the commuters would start to bash into each other at top speeds. We bundled into the car and I started 'her up.
No so fast, Kowalski (remind me to tell you that joke sometime).
My car wouldn't start. Remember that time when mom was at baggage claim and I was in the cell phone lot and my car wouldn't start? remember how that story did not involve me buying a new battery. Sigh.
One hour and $117 later, I was the proud owner of a sporty new battery, and this was going on:
Meanwhile, back at the ranch
|Our new swing and cacti held up famously! The hideous fence? Not so much
|Here's my husband chopping down the neighbors' dumb tree without their permission or their help
Driving to school the next day, we checked out many fallen trees and branches, dodged trash cans askew and murky mini-rivers running down the side of the roads.
Oh, and this
|It was still in this exact spot as of Thursday morning, but there was a tractor nearby so we'll see what tomorrow reveals.
Now bring on the sunshine, baby.