08 February, 2011

Rainy Days and Mondays

"Always get me down."

It's quite possible that I will never forget that line from a Carpenters' song. I had a professor in college - whose classes were HARD, but I really liked him - who said that one rainy Monday afternoon and it's stuck with me ever since. Funny how the little things stick with you over time.

Anyway, it's been rainy for the last two days. Yesterday the rain came in almost-epic proportions. I say almost because I'm starting to expect this from Hawaii. You know how they say "when it rains, it pours?" I think a Hawaiian came up with that. During the winter, of course, because that's the only time it RAINS here. I took a few shots of what I call the "angry clouds" today. They sure did look angry, but all that came out of them was rain. This Oklahoma girl was disappointed. Not that I expected a thunderstorm, but a girl can dream right? ;-)

See? Angry clouds.

Despite the rain (which really wasn't much compared to yesterday), I had a good day. I got up, iChat-ed with Joe for a while and then got to Skype with Melissa! I'm all about the IM/video chat programs these days. Proof? I have Skype, AIM and Yahoo on my phone....just in case. And you guys saw that crazy screen shot from last week. (And this is not that shot for those of you who missed it.)

Just one more reason I love my phone.

Moving on. I sewed a little somethin' somethin' for Anna today too. I took a picture, but it's kind of a sneaky picture. Hehe. I'll give 2 brownie points (or kudos, whichever you prefer) to whoever guesses what it is!

After lunch, I headed out to the commissary and post office! 3 lucky people will be getting a package from me...hopefully soon. I couldn't understand the guy at the post office when he said how long it would take. I'd never seen this guy there before and the line was extremely long so I wanted to take as little time as possible. Soooo, here's hoping the packages make it to their destinations!

For not doing a whole lot today, I feel pretty accomplished. I did run the dishes and clean up the mess that is my spare bedroom/craft room. That's something, right?! ;-) I'm such a lazy housekeeper these days. I'm much better when I have someone to keep the house clean for. It's rarely perfect, but usually neat. Notsomuch when I'm "single girl" in survival mode. I can only imagine what would have happened if I hadn't gotten married after college. Whatever apartment I would have lived in would probably resemble the aftermath of a tornado. =P My bedroom growing up was rarely clean. I like to say that I am an organized messy person. I can tell you exactly where everything is, but it ain't pretty!

One thing I have been doing a lot of lately is reading. When I was home over Christmas, Melissa gave me 3 of 4 books of a series by Nora Roberts. I'd sort of been neglecting them until...Wednesday maybe? And I can't even tell you why I picked the first one up. Maybe there was nothing on TV. =P Anyway, I finished the first one on Saturday and I think I'm about halfway through the second one already! (I can't tell how far I'm in on the second one because it's on my Nook. E-readers have weirdo page numbers.) At this rate, I'll be finished with all four books by next week! In case you're curious, this is the series:

These books are a really good, really fast, really easy, fun read. They can get a bit, um, racy at times, but what's a good romance novel without some raciness? ;-) Seriously, I'm enjoying them. Nothing better than a whole bunch of weddings and happy endings. =)

I hope your week has gotten off to a great start! Tomorrow holds another FRG meeting for me. Stay tuned for the latest developments. ;-)


Anna said...

Yippee Ki Yay! A package for me! :)

hmb said...

I haven't read any of her books, but I have watched the movies on Lifetime ;)

JG said...

Phone video chatting is so cool. When we got our new Droids I made SoldierMan try it with me once, but we haven't really had the chance to use it otherwise. :) We have Skype and the regular MyTouch app, but we use Tango, which is totally on the data line, not the phone line, so it doesn't use minutes.

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Yeah we are all about Skype and Google Chat. Amazing technology. When it works. Ha!

Anonymous said...

"angry clouds" I like that! I might have to use that one.....if it ever rains again here.
I am going to have to check out that Nora Roberts series. I have been debating reading it.

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

I love when people post their video chat pics! I love Skype. My husband's been home for awhile so we don't have to do it, but I Skype with my parents so they can see the kids. Best invention ever!