|Before the Rain
||[Dec. 2nd, 2015|10:49 pm]
Gray days are following one on the other, though today brought a few minutes of sunlight now and then. It is only partly cloudy right now, but the great mass of clouds that will bring rain tomorrow is already approaching. The sky will be cloudy by the time the half moon rises, so I won't see it tonight. |
I never got around to getting my piles of leaves into the wheelie bins, and there probably won't be time tomorrow morning before the rain starts falling, so I'll be stuck with loads of wet leaves which are very unpleasant to deal with. They'll have three days to dry out before I'll have to get the bins out on Monday evening, but in such chilly weather I don't know if that will be enough.
There were other things I didn't get around to today. My energy level has been unusually low recently, and there have been more and more random aches and pains to aggravate the situation. All that raking I've done might have something to do with it, and my generally crappy diet probably isn't helping. It's a difficult time of year to cut back on pie and cookies, though.
I'll try to arrange to go shopping on Friday again this week, as more rain is expected on Sunday and I'd rather not go out in it. The stores are especially zoo-like on Fridays this time of year, but putting up with the crowds and staying dry is better than getting soggy on a cold day just to put up with slightly smaller crowds. Of course there's no guarantee I'll even survive until Friday. My energy might get so low that I'll just go into a terminal coma.
It would be quite annoying to end up dead right now, as if I do I could have skipped all that raking. Raking leaves is a real waste of time if you're not going to be around much longer. Time I could have spent on the Internets, for example. Oh, wait. Right. Never mind.
Sure hope you didn't go into that coma and went shopping instead! It's rainy season here, big-time. Poor Son #2 came home drenched last evening because he couldn't be bothered to take his umbrella out of his backpack. *sigh* He's young and bounced back. ;)
I haven't looked into Safeway's delivery service, but is it available in your town? If it wasn't too pricey, it might be worth not having to shop amid crowds! (I hate crowds. This is more and more true the older I get.)
The coma has been put off for another day. Perhaps son #2 doesn't want to be seen under something as uncool as an umbrella. Of course it might not be as uncool in Washington as it is in California. When I was in high school I didn't know a single male student who even carried one, even in winter when Los Angeles can have torrential rains lasting for hours. I got soaked to the skin on many occasions myself, but it was better than being mocked and pointed at for carrying an umbrella.
We never wore galoshes, either, but would cross streets that would be flooded from curb to curb, our shoes getting so wet they'd squeak for hours. But galoshes were so clunky.
Safeway only has delivery service available in the metropolitan areas. This backwater is too thinly settled (and too low income) to make running a delivery service economical.
Yeah, most Seattle-ites don't do umbrellas. If it comes to getting soaked, I don't mind looking uncool. I'll remind my son of this priority next week when it pours again!
Galoshes, ugh. I remember those.
Safeway across the street, oddly enough, has better bagels than the supposedly higher-grade places. I don't get it. The mixed fruit ones are always a hit in Ted's lunchbag.