May 23, 2009

Rain is something we seldom have in New Mexico.  Our annual average rainfall is in the neighborhood of 10″.  Yesterday it rained, today it’s raining.  You’d think that would ruin the Memorial Day festivities, but all us residents are so grateful that there is no complaining at all.  Events go on — just between cloud bursts.  Most of us don’t own umbrellas.  I have one of those stubby fold-up ones that I bought when I had to go to New York City to argue a case on appeal.  But we’ve learned you can hold newspaper over your head, or your briefcase, and it’s just fine.  We all look for some reason to go out into the rain.  It feels so good and makes the world smell wonderful.  This morning I bought a big tub of geraniums to plant.  After this weekend, I’ll have to dump a gallon of water on them each morning before I go to work to prevent withering and dying.  I do wish when we went outside, and got soaking wet, we’d shrink though.  I’m not very good at following diets, so a shrinking rain would be a real gift — and so practical.

I’m still working on Shampoo-in Fat Remover.


  1. Alden says:

    I want (need) a case of your shampoo.I love the idea of an “Anti-Extra Body” soap.

    Keeping fingers crossed for Chase today!

  2. When we lived in New York I never carried an umbrella. Now that we’re in Southern California, I do. As I told my wife, “I didn’t move to California so I could get rained on.” 😉

  3. Sandy says:

    Hey Penni! We had just the opposite weather here this weekend…….sunshine for 5 days in a row. I guess that is the first time we have had that much sun in a row over the Memorial Day weekend in 20 years. Everyone acted like it was a miracle.

    Now you can see why I am moving to NM. I would rather water my plants than live somewhere I mold.

  4. Shelley says:

    You had rain and Chase missed it??

    Well he’ll probably have fun tonight – we are about 6 hours into 24 hours of straight rain 🙁

    You know what that means!