Monday, March 3, 2014

A Rainy Weekend Recap

Woo-hoo! It's March, people!
Yes my friends, it's March and it's Monday. Time to start back at square one and work our way to the finish line known as Friday. We had a fantastic weekend and I have just a few photos to share with you today. Like this one of the pretty roses that were waiting for me when I got home from work on Friday {thanks, Douglas!}.

Living in the desert means that we get super excited whenever we get a little bit of rain. The weather man kept promising us some last week so we waited. And waited. When I came out of yoga class a little after noon on Saturday, this is what the sky looked like:

Finally! Saturday afternoon/evening we got some wet stuff, but not as much as I was hoping for. I hear that other parts of our state got quite a bit and I'm glad about that. The desert wildflowers needed a good watering to help them spring into action. It's been a dry winter for us on this part of the planet.

Our cloudy/rainy weather begged for some baking, so I spent a good chunk of time in the kitchen on Saturday. I made a big pot of chili, and baked some cornbread and a batch of cupcakes {no photos to share with you - yet}. I called my grandma on Saturday afternoon to see it she'd received the jar of blood orange marmalade I sent her, but she hadn't been down to her mailbox all week. "I don't know why," she said, "Just lazy, I guess." Haha. An hour later she called to say she loved it. :o)

I must admit that I spent a good chunk of time this past weekend obsessively checking Instagram and Facebook to see if there were photos of my new baby niece being posted. I melted every time I saw one ~ so sweet ~ and I can't wait till next weekend when I meet Miss Olivia myself.
I have so many fun things to look forward to in the upcoming couple of weeks that I'm not even worried about the work stuff in between. Although, work will definitely be in the mix of things I need to do between now and next weekend when we head to California to visit family, I know that time will continue to fly.
And time does fly, my friends.
I plan to make the most of every minute.
Come on, you guys, join me!


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You'd be in a permanent state of elation, living where I do, at the moment Deb. The sight of a cloudy sky is never more than a few hours/minutes away! Your marmalade looks scrumptious and your excitement at meeting your brand new niece is tangible x

scrappyjacky said...

Unlike for you....the sight of rain does not bring great are definately welcome to it!!
The marmalade is looking good though.

Ruth said...

Flowers just because are always extra lovely and welcome, aren't they?
I can't imagine not checking the post for a week!

Abi said...

I love our different reactions to wet weather! How refreshing (pun unintended) to listen to your words about the rain when over here all we do is complain!

Karen said...

Like Jacky I would gladly donate some of the rain we have been having of late. Beautiful flowers from your man - lucky you x

Sian said...

Funny, I never think of you having rain. You make it into a delicious treat - I like that

Karen said...

I'm not anxious for the rain, but I surely would love to see some green grass around here! I think anticipation is one of the best parts about travel.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What enthusiasm you had for a Monday this week Deb!
Since it was my spring break, I was also really looking forward to it and for the most part feel good about how it went.

Anonymous said...

That looks like it could have been quite the storm. Boy that marmalade looks yummy.

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