Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Week 11

Happy Tuesday!  I was hoping March would bring nicer weather but it's just not going to happen.  We did get a couple days of sun here and there but rain dominated most of our week.  I managed to get a few shots outside recently but it wasn't easy.  At least we won't have to worry about drought conditions this year.  Whoever said it never rains in California lied!

Enough ranting- here are last week's pictures.

Day 71- Saturday, 03/12/11
John taught Tyler to use the lawn mower and this will now be one of his newer chores.  I think he actually enjoyed it but how long will that last?  He'll be the one hoping for more rain on weekends ;0)

Day 72- Sunday, 03/13/11
We were supposed to head to Sonoma to visit a mission for Justin's 4th grade project but the weather did not cooperate so he worked on the report instead and we ran to Michael's for some model building supplies.  I was amazed at how much stuff they had on hand just for this.

Day 73- Monday, 03/14/11
In between thunder clouds I was able to escape the lab and take a walk in the arboretum at UC Davis.  They have an amazing collection of daffodils blooming right now that just warms my soul and proves that spring does exist.

Day 74- Tuesday, 03/15/11
We braved a torrential downpour to make it to Justin's annual visit at the ophthalmologist.  I'm happy to report his eyes are getting better.  He's farsighted so he strains to focus and allows one eye to drift inward without the help of glasses.  He started out at age 5 with a +4 prescription and is now almost age 10 with only a +1.75.  We're hoping that in a couple more years he won't need glasses at all.

Day 75- Wednesday, 03/16/11
Heading home from school.  It's a minimum day so Tyler gets to join us for a few hrs before basketball practice.  On regular school days we don't see him until sometime after 5pm.

Day 76- Thursday, 03/17/11
Look at that blue sky!  Too bad it won't last.  I stayed home today to take care of some domestic stuff.  We had our carpets cleaned in preparation for our sectional delivery next week and I waited on another couch delivery for the boy's playroom upstairs.  Plus I baked a cake for a lab meeting tomorrow, re-potted a plant, and shuttled kids to Tyler's game.  Tomorrow I'm heading back to work to relax!

Day 77- Friday, 03/18/11
I told you the sunshine wouldn't last.  We now have rain forecast for the next 7 days.  It's hard to believe yesterday was so nice and now we have a series of nasty storms lined up to hit us one after the other.  John better make it back from the mountains Sunday.  He's been gone since Wednesday for March Madness and I will not be happy if he ends up being stuck in Tahoe.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next week!


  1. Oh my word! That rain is intense!


  2. That rain - wow! But, the blue sky is even better. LOVE the daffodils, too!

    Enjoyed looking at your pics this week. Happy Tuesday!

  3. That is some crazy rain! Happy PL Tuesday! I bet your son does rain dances on the weekends from now on so he doesn't have to mow the lawn.