Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rainy cold day

Please let this be the last cold, blustery Saturday for a while. This is soccer season, spring portion, and so far every Saturday the soccer weather has been less than desirable. When it's warm and sunny on Friday, I can trust that by 8 game time Saturday, it will be 20 degrees cooler, with a strong wind. Or maybe rain. Today it's much colder, and we got rain. Mixed with sleet and pellet snow at times. And lots of wind. And standing water everywhere.

Yes, we need the rain. It's a desert and we've not had much rain since last fall. But all at once?! The ground can't absorb it all. I don't mind puddles and ponds when it's warm, say during the July monsoon. But in April, puddles and ponds just mean I'm cold and WET.

Thankfully, soccer was cancelled. Of course, order-placing for soccer trophies, not so much. I had made arrangements to collect checks and place our order after today's game. No game meant I need to arrange to meet parents -- who all were kind enough to find me at the laundromat -- and slog out into the (then) sleet/pellet snow to drop off the order. Along the way, I stopped for carrots and potatoes to put in what I hope will be the last Green Chile Stew of the season. Really the last stew until sometime in late October. Please?

So, while I'm in my house muttering for yet another day how tired I am of being cold, I'll post some pictures taken on the warmer, sunny days we've had that assure me consistently warm weather really is right around the corner. Isn't it?

Can't you just feel how lovely the weather was on Monday
for our Easter Egg Hunt with the tribe?

The boys had a great time in a wrestling/chasing game.

Proof you never really outgrow Legos -- Will creating spaceship for Dan.

Yeah, these pix are on my 365 blog, but I wanted them here too.

Beth, who had just finished a round of jumping rope. Just beautiful!

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