Monday, 28 July 2008

Rain, Hail & Shine!!

You know the old saying about Rain, Hail or Shine ... well, we had all three in one day today!!! What a strange old FREEZING COLD day it was! When we woke up this morning, it was overcast (Damn! Wish we could sleep in!!). Quarter of an hour later, the sun was struggling to come out, but seemed to be succeeding.

Another ten minutes went by and suddenly we heard heavy rain on the roof. What had happened to the sun???

So after fighting my way out the gate (which is currently sticking because the wet weather has made the timber swell!) and past two dogs with muddy paws and a need for morning pats, I drove to work through rain and a bit of fog, arriving at work to ... sunny skies!! What the?!?! Half an hour later, heavy rain was falling!! This was the pattern for the morning BUT ... just to add a little something extra, the wind started to pick up and I swear it was blowing off the antarctic tundras!!! So after I finished work, I decided the best spot to be was in front of my buddy, Lynda's, wood heater enjoying a cuppa and a catch up. Imagine how surprised we were (after several more bouts of sun, rain, sun, rain...!) to hear funny 'plinking' noises on the roof. We looked out the window and there was ... little frozen raindrops falling, which are referred to as sleet or HAIL!!!

Now, I feel justified in putting the snowflake here (not just because I couldn't find a pic of hail!!) because there was snow on the Darling Downs here, at Stanthorpe, which is only a couple of hours drive from Toowoomba!! And the weatherman very cheerfully told me that while our temperature had hovered between 8 and 9 degrees at its warmest, most of the day saw the mercury sit at about 5 degrees with winds up to 65km/h adding a windchill factor that equalled minus 5!!!! No WONDER I was freezing most of the day!! SIGH!! In fact, this could have been a picture or me this arvo ...

Counting down to summer now!!! There's a saying about Melbourne that if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change to give you all seasons in one day, well, I reckon Toowoomba's almost as changeable!! The only good thing is, that when my blogging buddy Kerryanne comes to visit or I visit her in Melbourne, we'll feel right at home!!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Now even though the weather was HORRIBLE, the saying about the mail getting through in rain, hail or shine was proven by our brave and often maligned postie, because I received a package that, when I opened it, contained this ...

I did a little favour for Deb (Newcastle Deb, not Dancing Deb! I collect Linda's and Debs!!!) recently and this was a lovely and unexpected thank you pressie!! COOL!! Fabric! Because I DEFINITELY don't have enough FABRIC! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thanks Deb! Oooohhh! More fun fabric to play with! So, the icky cold day did have a little warmth in it!!

Actually, I also found a little note on my desk, when I arrived at work this morning, from the wonderful lady I made the scarf for, which was so wonderfully modelled a couple of posts back by my bear Myron. She said the scarf had DEFINITELY come in handy with our nasty weather and it made her smile every time she enjoyed the soft, fluffy warmth! I have to confess to having a little tear in my eye after reading her letter!! While we crafters give pressies for the joy of it, not to garner praise, it is lovely when the people we've given them to appreciate the gifts. So, another nice warm fuzzy for the cold icky day - WOW! At this rate, I may thaw out ... by SUMMER!!!!

Wherever you are, I hope you're warm and cosy! I'm now off to thaw my frozen fingers out and see if I can bat my eyelashes hard enough to get GB to make me a cuppa!! He'll probably ask me what I've got in my eye!! Ah well, til next time - Bear Hugs!



Kerryanne English said... is teeth chattering cold here too.

I've been away from blogland again - just too busy this past week trying to get the Christmas Collection completed and also I can't bare to move away from the little heater in the studio.

I think it really is about time you had your very own copy of the Shabby Doodles book...especially as you have canvases waiting, although I thought you might be tempted to make cupcake applique projects with some of your pretty fabric stash. Oh well, there are plenty of designs in there to keep you busy for quite some time.

I'll pop a little care package in the post tomorrow....hopefully it will be there ready for the weekend.

Stay warm my friend.
Hugs & jugs,

Judy S. said...

Sounds chilly to me, but here where it's supposedly summer it's only 55 degrees F. this morning. Good sewing weather though!

Debbie L said...

Ain't I a sweetheart!

Glad it got there tho, given our terrible success rate with AP in the past!!!

Wind blasting off the snow here, some sunshine today but no joy in it, wind too strong and cold...I am so over winter.

Bek said...

Yeah the cold has been bad and with the hail I had to go out and get some to show my children. BRRRRRRR

Would you consider teaching me to knit? I started to learn off my Nana when I was a child and the passed away before I could learn anything else from her. I have always wanted to take it up again and being in Toowoomba some scalfs would be good:)

Teddlywinks Designs said...

Hi Kris! I love the cold weather - I love sitting in front of the fire and listening to the rain on the roof!!!! I HATE hot weather! I wish we could have some of your rain down here - we desperately need good rainfall this winter for the catchment areas. I love your little images of rain, snow and snowman!!!!!
Hugs from Liz (Teddlywinks)

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