Friday, November 30, 2007

It's called rain.

It's been a long time coming but there's finally some rain today. This is not the kind of rain I remember. Rain that came down hard and filled the streets from curb to curb. Rain that soaked the ground so that it squished when you walked on it. No. This is really just a drizzle but it's caused no end of excitement in the local media. Even when there was only a twenty percent chance of rain there were headlines proclaiming the possibility. Now we have it. Well, really it's just enough to cause havoc on the freeways as drivers, unaccustomed to wet roads, wait until the last minute to slam on the brakes and then find themselves spinning out of control and crashing into one another or a nearby concrete wall.

I'd love to stay home today and knit but I have to go to a wedding this afternoon. I hear it's good luck if it rains on your wedding day. I expect that was just made up to keep people from complaining. Anyway, my nephew is getting married this afternoon. I can't imagine why they planned a wedding for four o'clock on a Friday afternoon. I'm only going to be at A Stitch in Time until two today and then I'll rush home and get all dressed up to go to an event that I don't want to go to.

I finished a couple of mittens yesterday and am only about a foot away from finishing my Parallelograms scarf. And I got started on another scarf last night but I think I'm going to rip that and start over as it looks a bit loose. Two steps forward and one back.

5 comments:

dragon knitter said...

you can get the hall for cheaper if you do it on an off day like friday or sunday. he probably scheduled it that way so that people could start their weekends earlier, but still have time to go out after the reception, if they wished.

we had a 4 o'clock wedding, but it was a saturday, and people all scrammed when we left the reception at 8. they wanted to go watch the nebraska/usc game (nebraska football is the state religion, honest)

Scattered Gemini said...

Maybe they chose the time based on availability of the venue(s) involved? I know that's what happened when Deb and i had our Commitment Ceremony.

I hope the event ended up being a good time after all.

YAY for rain.

rick said...

We have the same problems with drivers here when it first snows. People seem to forget...ice is slippery....

mehitabel said...

My son got married on a Sunday afternoon due to availability of the venue--without waiting a year for a Saturday! I hope that you had a good time in spite of it all, or at least put on a good "happy face!" Now, back to your knitting--or is it off to the ASIT sale today?

Janice Rosema said...

Rainy days are meant for knitting by the window with a nice cup of hot tea and your cat.