4/16/10

A rare sighting!


One of the umbrella's I actually brought with me from the UK ( I know - I'm nuts!) came out of very longterm storage today! But then an umbrella is essential to most Brits and most of us own at least one if not more in various styles and sizes. In fact I actually imported two with me, this daily version and a supersized golf version, which has yet to see the light of an Okie day after nearly five years!

Yep it's a rare sighting on a rare day, constant rain since last night and forecast for another two days here. And of course sods law dictates that this week my photography assignment requires a full day of sun!


As usual the accumulation is slooooow in NW Okieland, but it's always very welcome.


Unless your a cat!

So my free Friday is being spent indoors sewing a curtain, watching TV, making bread pudding and making a few family calls back home.

I also just discovered two long forgotten defrosting chicken breasts in the oven from a couple of days ago, we put them in there to keep them away from the cats. The stink was so bad I almost threw up - some drama in an otherwise dull day!

22 comments:

gigihawaii said...

This made me chuckle. I always enjoy your posts, Sarah!

Frugal Life UK said...

As we say here ..........'it's pissing down"!!!! it rains more often than it doesn't and I have heaps of brollies

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sarah, Funny (but not so funny I'm sure) about the chicken breasts.... Yuk!!!!!

Glad you are getting some rain today... Bet you are not complaining at all about having an 'inside' day!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Jill of All Trades said...

You had me at bread pudding but lost me at rancid chicken breasts...LOL...So have done stuff like that...Have a great soggy day.

Winifred said...

I used to wonder why they had so many umbrella shops in Rhodes where we go on holiday. I discovered most of them are parasols for the sun. Most didn't look like parasols to me, just plain old umbrellas. So maybe there's a good use for your umbrellas.

It's been a gorgeous day here despite the volcanic ash. No sign of it at all. Lots of sunshine and warm for a change. Yes, lets have more of that.

soulbrush said...

lol we have certainly used them lots this past winter.

Sherri said...

You post made me giggle! I'm glad y'all got some rain! Sorry about the bad smelling chicken breasts though-yuck!! Have a great weekend Sarah!

richies said...

I think your rain is supposed to be here in Arkansas tomorrow

An Arkies Musings

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Send the rain my way - we could use a bit.

So glad I'm not the only one who sticks things in the oven, away fron the cats, and then forgets about them.

Lis said...

I love umbrellas, so I'm glad I'll be making lots of use of them once I'm living in England!

Too bad about those chicken breasts, though! X_X

Flea said...

I'm so glad you got rain! We were going to head to the panhandle to camp this weekend, but the weather kept us home. *sigh* Glad you've got weather to make you feel at home!

CambridgeLady said...

I have several umbrellas - but always forget to take them out. Either a bit scatterbrained or the eternal optimist!! Funny post - have a great weekend!

Vickie said...

*grin* Yay on the rain! Unless you are the kitty stuck indoors. Yum on the bread pudding.
*ew* on the found chicken. I had a roomdawg who would hide food for whatever reason and I'd find some oddity in the oven. I learned quickly to look in there first before preheating...pee-yew-ski

Peggy said...

Rain rain rain...good for the grass and good for the flowers.
After days of it, I get a little tired of it myself.
I have put meat in my oven too for various resons only to find it later. Not a great smell for sure.

Expat mum said...

I think I'm the only one around these parts who owns an umbrella. No one else ever goes out in the rain. You'd think they were all made of sugar!

Tracy said...

Rain, rain come my way. Please!

JOE TODD said...

Haven't had to use the "golf umbrella" here in Ohio yet this year

JOE TODD said...

Haven't had to use the "golf umbrella" here in Ohio yet this year

Pat said...

We've finally gotten enough rain to fill the reservoirs, after 3 years of drought. Glad you're getting more rain, too.

Last Monday I found an 8-pound pork loin in our un-plugged-in fridge in the garage that I'd put in there to thaw on Saturday. It was dripping down inside the fridge and onto the garage floor. It was still cold but thawed and not stinky so I cut it into chunks and cooked it on low in my crock pot for 8 hours and made pulled pork enchiladas. They were delicious and we didn't die.

Daryl said...

OY!

How is your brother doing speaking of phoning home ...

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

We didn't know what to do with all the rain. I actually own three umbrellas, but I'm weird and sometimes I shade plants with them when I'm shooting.~~Dee

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

What a lovely blog, I'm so happy I found you. Wishing you happiness, Katherine