Those five little words have become an everyday saying in my family for more reasons than one, lately. But today, the rain of all rains for southern Pennsylvania made the words ring even more true as farms flooded, roads were shut down and we ran from car to store and back in an attempt to stay as dry and warm as possible.
Rainy days are good for a few things like breakfast with the guys and trips to Borders; being lazy and spending an afternoon with Kasey; fighting Aiden in Target but finding the perfect bedspread. All in all, we need rainy days once in a while to take a step back from our hectic lives and to simply relax a little.
Despite the rain, and the start of spring break, it's been a busy weekend... Beginning with a day of house work. And not your typical "house work" of cleaning, dusting, mopping or laundry. More like work involving paint thinner and lysol, moving heavy furniture and well..
The only way to rebuild a house from the inside out is to remove all furniture and belongings from inside. Unfortunately, we have no where else to store it and so into the yard it goes. The couches are just the beginning. TVs, bookshelves, bags of clothes, microwaves, a refridgerator... everything we owned literally the lawn for the day as we worked to get as much done as we could.
|[No, the photo on the right wasn't staged at all. I'm not sure they even know a photo was being taken. Prieless.]|
"Mommy, I WANT TO WIN THE LIGHTBULB!" Real classy, Camp Hill.
In an attempt to redeem ourselves from the 10am trip to Game Stop, we detoured to Borders after breakfast. I don't know that I've ever been to Border's in sunny weather but today's rain only added to my regret for the "Store Closing" sign which hangs across the top of my favorite book store.
We are currently in the process of replacing our 280 books filled with smokey pages and the only upside of the store closing are the low prices. Unfortunately, the low prices are directly proportional to the disarray of the displays.
I panned through my favorite books - coffee table books of Pollock's works and the photography of Ansel Adams - dreaming of the day when my living room coffee table will be delightfully arranged with a handful of books ranging from Monet to the newest PostSecret addition. One book that won't be there?
|I have to say that I think the 75% off has less to do with Christmas and more to do with the author but, what do I know.|
On the other hand, the boys learned a thing or two about Facebook and managed to pace between the CD and DVD racks for almost an hour.
The busy-ness of the day didn't end with books, though. Instead, I spent the afternoon setting up FaceTime, play Scoops and laughing (as always) with Kase. Quite possibly my favorite rainy (or sunny or snowy) day thing to do. Though I don't have pictures to prove it, believe me when I say that she looks fabulous as always - even in lime green jammies.
But like I said, when it rains, it pours. Luckily, this weekend, it was a happy rain to remind me how blessed I am to have fabulous friends, the best boyfriend, a wonderful (read: crazy) family, and Kasey (all the Griffiths, really) in my life.