Monday, February 22, 2010

If it wasn't sunny 306 days a year here...

...I would be so much more emotionally stable.

Don't laugh.

It's true.

Not only would I be calm and zen-like at all times, I would be able to do amazing things because I would finally have enough time to get caught up reading the towering pile of magazines stacked up for a "rainy day".

We've had two gray days here in a row...and it's been awesome.

I layed around on the couch with the fireplace crackling merrily in the background and the pile of magazines offering scintillating companionship.

I took naps.

I'm feeling all relaxed and mellow AND...

I found cool things I need to look for when I get started on my American Pickers career.

Like this antique game wheel I found in Mary Janes Farm Christmas magazine (yes, I am that far behind reading my magazines...sigh)

I learned about whole grain varieties in the January Cooking Light Magazine. So now I am not only more relaxed I am armed with potential information I need to get healthier.

I read how to paint my stairs really neat in This Old House Magazine. A look that I doubt my husband will embrace. And a look that I doubt I will argue with him over doing because I actually live in a one-story house.

Which really wouldn't be that big of a deal if I didn't live somewhere that it is sunny 306 days a year.

I'm certain that If I just had a few more rainy days I could read about how to add a second story to our house. By myself. For under $37.00. Over one weekend.

So if I do the math...I still have about 54 rainy days left for 2010.

And since I am all zen-like and not in a big rush and I don't want to stress myself out, I am planning to devote 50 of those rain days to catch up reading my magazines WHICH MEANS I will still have four whole days left over add a second story and to cook up a few of those whole grain recipes as well.

Keep your fingers crossed it is a rainy year for us here in the Valley of the Sunstroke.

Sigh.

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PS Tomorrow I'll share one of my sunny day "Pickers" finds from a garage sale right by my house. Hope to see you then.

38 comments:

mrs. c said...

DId you see Ap ( american pickers) when they went to that older fellow's barns and they wee full of stuff...I live in tennessee, one of the red neck capitals, but I have yet to see places like they have found....I am wondering how they find these places????

MrsJenB said...

You're too funny! Now that my commute is shorter (and I'll be sharing it with a friend), I'll have that much less time for magazine browsing. What to do? How will I live without the sort of knowledge you just shared with us today? ARGH!

Ashley Stone said...

I'll send all of our rain and clouds your way and swap you for sunshine!!! ; )

Audra said...

I am digging the rain, too bad it rained over the weekend and I couldn't yard sale.

You had me laughing (between coughing fits..nasty head cold)with your Zen-spirations.

Enjoy the weather.

Keetha Broyles said...

We just about GET 306 days of rain a year here in Indiana (I am exaggerating, but not much) and what folks struggle with then is SAD.

I do have one child who literally hates sunny days and gets depressed from them - - - she's a tad backwards I believe.

Mardell said...

Oh wow, those stairs are very cool. Reminds of Mackenzie Childs. I would never have the patience to do something like that. Or my back wouldn't! Gaaa~

I have never heard about American Pickers until your post a couple of days ago. I would love to watch it (would love to "live it" actually!) Unfortuantely it's on past my bedtime. :o(

Julie Schuler said...

I do like those steps! We have the opposite weather- I think 300 days of cloud cover. And when we do have sun- I feel like I have to be outside, even if I have nothing to do- wouldn't want to waste an opportunity to make some vitamin D.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

My fingers are crossed! I know what you're talking about though. We had that blizzard here a few weeks back and it was actually DELIGHTFUL!! I got caught up on reading, napping, and hot chocolate consuming.

Someone suggested that it was also an ideal time to clean. Hmmm. I'll have to think about that one over my next nap!

Jackie said...

I'm laughing at your post today because mine is about the exact opposite thing. I love the sunshine...but I appreciate the rainy/snowy days too.

Thanks for a great post.
Jackie

Christine said...

thanks for sharing those interesting tidbits from the magazines. Love that antique game wheel, even though I'm not really into antiques. It's beautiful and would fit any decor.

Ms Sparrow said...

I've been watching Pickers too. It's incredible all those treasures are rusting and mouldering in groves and dusty old sheds. It's a hoot when an old farmer insists on getting lots of money for some piece of junk that would otherwise waste away.
Here's wishing you all the rainy days you need!

Theresa said...

Oh what a rainy day can do for us? I love it. Enjoy whatever you do today!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Would you like to trade places for a while? We have had a winter of about 90 percent gray, rain, snow...icky stuff. I'm still behind on my reading (did you see my post today?)!

Sue

Darcie said...

WOW...I could really use some sun about now, but that many days of sun...WOW!!! I actually like me a rainy day now and again, for the exact same reasons you listed. Something so cozy and non-hurried about a rainy day. All we are getting over here is SNOW days. UGH.

Lucy said...

I'm probably a bit weird but....the grayer and wetter it is here, the happier I am. I get absolutely giddy when the sun doesn't show itself. *sigh*...I could live in Seattle very comfortably.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I feel your pain. I rarely get an ugly day to stay inside and hibernate.
I thought I was the only one months behind in magazines. pretty sad for us.

Nezzy said...

Oh girl if ya lived in the Ozarks you would be totally zoned out. We haven't seen the sun much at all this entire blessed winter.

Ya'll have a glorious rainy day!!!

God bless :o)

Paula said...

We in Delaware will gladly take all your sunny days:) cuz rainy days and mondays get me down.
I'm having one big fat chuckle over your stairway line!!
thanks for making me laugh, again!

Susan said...

Well, we couldn't be more opposite weather-wise! I'll trade you a few of those sunny days for a few of my gray ones!

We have the same taste in magazines. I've taken Cooking Light and This Old House for years and years.

RNSANE said...

Maybe you need to consider relocating to Seattle, a very nice city actually, with a substantial number of rain days. You could subscribe to many more magazines and, perhaps, build a third story to your house.

The other idea is to do some research on rain gods and the appropriate dances, etc, for days when you really need a rest and some down time.

Catherine said...

Oh, and here I go thrusting more sunshine upon you when you are basking in the gray weather ;) ... oh my. :)

Hugs anyway,
Catherine

Anita said...

I wouldn't mind a rainy day if I knew that I wouldn't get interrupted.
Love the fact that you could cozy up with magazines, etc.
My time is coming!

All My Yesterdays said...

My question is...how did a gal from the midwest and a guy from the mountains end up in the land of the sunstroke?? :D

I'm emailing you later...

see ya yesterday..

Diana said...

Sun! What's that? I swear we've had a good five to seven days of sun since January! Maybe I can get a huge fan and blow our clouds your way and then you'd have more time to read magazines! Love Di

Linda said...

I so love those rainy days to lay around, nap and read...sigh....but then I get nothing done. Still a few of those days are awesome.

Deb said...

I'll take a little of that sunshine...and send you some of our gray skies....

southerninspiration said...

Oh that was very comical...good luck with the second story. I'm sure to see it on HGTV, right???? :D
Thanks for coming by my blog today....I hope you'll come back again sometime soon!!
Suzanne

My Grama's Soul said...

I'm telling you friend......every time I stop by,....I crack up! You can really brighten a rainy day!!

Blessings,

Jo

mbkatc230 said...

If that's what you really want, I'll wish you lots of gray, rainy days. If we have more than 2 gray days in a row, I start going a bit stir crazy! I'm watching the news - they are preparing for a blizzard here - 1/2 to 1 inch that will melt by noon! Hope you get a chance to start on that addition soon. Kathy

Jen said...

So now you understand the life of a Midwesterner!
ha!

Mama Wheaton said...

The problem with gray days is that you get so comfortable that you end up doing nothing after a while because you get so Zen and then the upside is you get really full of wisdom from doing nothing but thinking.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I buy way too many magazines that I flip through and rarely read. Of course, in recent times the magazines are getting slimmer or they're becoming non-existant. That should help.

My name is PJ. said...

I hate the sun....or being out in the sun, to be exact.

Gloomy days are my favorites; if it's rainy too, JACKPOT!

I get more cleaning done when it's bright and sunny because then I can see the dust and dirt. Note: I did not say, "I do more cleaning." There is an important difference.

More office work gets done when its gloomy.

I could live in Seattle or the British Isles and my heart would be happy, my bones would hate me and my therapist would be rich....

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ya' know Hon, I got rid of that "piles of magazines to be read" hanging over my head, a while ago. Only subscribe to one 'Victoria' magazine. And no long pick mags up in the stores either. It is such a relief.

But I still have to keep after "Uncle A." to read all his wood and old truck and etc., etc., magazines. ,-)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

you can pass that sunshine this way please.
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Lin Floyd said...

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. had to check your blog out also. love the little dishcupboard you found. I've never been a fan of garage sales but I can see I've missed lots. nice to meet you. I live in UTah, hubby's from Texas.

Word Designer said...

I can hardly wait to see your new house addition. And that To Die For paint job on your new stairs. When you're done building and cooking, could you pop over to my place and shore-up the floor. We're beginning to sag.

Wordy
Word Designer

Bits-n-Pieces said...

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down! LOL