Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's raining, it's pouring......

What a cruddy day.

Actually, it's day two of cruddiness. (Is that a word, even? heh.) The rain has been coming down non-stop. The rivers are flooding, most with record levels. Some schools are canceled and people are being evacuated from their homes. Fortunately, I'm not in an area that is affected by this, but I do have friends that can't go to their homes right now, and that makes me feel really bad. :(

The rain is starting to slow down and with any luck, the rivers will begin to recede, but it will be ages before some folks will be able to get back into their homes. I've seen pictures of homes with water up past their garage doors. :/

And I know the big thing is that we're in the Seattle area and we're supposed to get rain, and people make jokes about how much it rains here (EVEN THOUGH I'm pretty sure that it rains more in NY than it does here!!!), but let me tell ya, the rain is coming down so hard that it sounds like rocks hitting the skylights in our kitchen. Our big brave macaw is huddled down at the bottom of his cage whispering "What's that?" over and over. Wuss.

Today did not get off to a happy start in this house, either. Our new coffee maker, that we bought two weeks ago, refuses to brew coffee. I woke up this morning, got Sebastian out of bed, started the coffee pot and then headed into our room to get dressed, and came out to find *NO* coffee. I don't know what's wrong with it. I hit the power button and I hear it "click" as it turns on, and the little red light comes on, but it doesn't brew a dang thing. I've unplugged it, talked to it, poked it, yelled at it, said bad words to it, hit it, and it still refuses to make my coffee.

In this house, having no coffee is a horrifying event, and this meant a trip to Starbucks, and typically it would annoy me to have to jump in my car first thing in the morning for a coffee, but since Annie introduced me to their pumpkin scones, I know that I have to get there fast before everyone else buys them. As it was, I got there at 9 am after Sebastian got on the bus, and I got the last one. Mwahahaha.

If you have a Starbucks near you, I highly recommend these scones. However, if you live in the Lake Stevens area, just leave the damned scones alone, or Annie and I will kick your butt.

I've been making good progress on Sebastian's scarf. I've completed 3.5 heads out of 6, and the more I get done, the more I hope that Sebastian doesn't mind too much if I....borrow this scarf from time to time.

I'm really quite intrigued by the whole illusion knitting, and I've already been digging around for new ideas for the next thing to knit. So far I've found a robot scarf pattern which looks pretty cool, and a skull and crossbones pattern which is right up my alley, but I've also found a pattern designed by the same gal who did the alien one called the "Card Trick" scarf, and I'm thinking about doing that one, too.

I've gotten a lot of really nice calls and messages from people about my cat, George. I never really stopped to realize how many people actually knew him, but I guess he really got around in 17+-18 years, hehe. It was kind of a weird weekend because I kept looking for him out of habit. When you have pets and they're getting old, you try to prepare yourself for them leaving but I don't think that there's anything that I could have done to prepare myself for losing my best bud. It sounds crazy (insert crazy cat lady comments here) but to me, he wasn't a cat really. He was a little person in fur, who was outgoing, bumbley and nurturing. And I'm just having a hard time getting used to him being gone. It really sucks.

Anyway, thanks a bunch to the folks who have e-mailed and called and commented, etc. It really means a lot to me.

Have a good day...

1 comment:

Annie said...

Mmmm scones....