Archive for the ‘weather’ Category

it’s beginning to look a lot like . . . grass

December 15, 2007

joe and i were shocked when we went outside today and saw patches of green grass poking out through the leaves in our yard. it’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything green, thanks to this wonderful drought that is plaguing our state. and, to top it off, we had a nice little rainstorm this afternoon. it’s supposed to rain tomorrow, and i really hope it does. in fact, i’d take rain every day for the next few months to start replenishing our lakes and getting us out of this drought. but i don’t think that’s going to happen.

bad weather

December 11, 2007

it has been in the upper 70s here so far this week, and the lowest its supposed to get is the mid-60s. the visiting pastor at my church on saturday said, “i love global warming. i’ve always wanted to live in florida, and now i know what it’s like.” heh. i told our receptionist it’s hard to get in the christmas spirit when i’m wearing sleeveless shirts.

let it rain

October 18, 2007

it rained here slightly this morning. yay! i can’t remember the last time it rained and, with the extreme drought we’re in, rain is a welcome sight. our outdoor watering ban recently was changed to prohibit all outdoor watering. i talked to our city’s water department director a week or so ago, and he said that cobb county, a large county just south of us, is expected to run out of water by january if we don’t start seeing some regular, steady rain, as are other municipalities that get water out of our lake. in athens-clarke county, where the university of georgia is located, water is expected to start being rationed by thanksgiving and run out by christmas if the lack of rain continues.

the army corps of engineers was releasing water from our lake to alabama, yet they aren’t under any watering restrictions. that really bothers me when we are looking at the possibility of running out of water, and they are taking our water and letting their residents use it however they please.

we just can’t catch a break here. besides the water issues, it’s the middle of october and it’s still in the upper-70s to low-80s here. will fall ever come?

rain, rain, go away

July 20, 2007

seriously. please do. this raining all week thing is getting old, and i’d really like to wear my cute capris and sandals again. thanks!

does anyone know how to make mushrooms stop growing? we have these nasty yellow mushrooms growing *all over* our front yard. i figure we’ll dig them up to get rid of them, but is there any way to prevent them from growing in the first place?

when it rains, it pours

April 3, 2007

it was bright, sunshiney and warm when i left for work this afternoon, so i wore my cute white, linen shirt.

mother nature decided it was a great day to play a cruel, cruel joke on me. i was covering an airport authority meeting this afternoon when i heard the sound i dreaded most: thunder. i left a little early to get back for my news (and because i wasn’t feeling well at all), and i could see the rain pouring down outside. the girl at the front desk at the city annex building laughed when she saw i was trying to leave, though i could tell she was feeling for me.

i made a run for it. i was parked in the back. by the time i got to my car, you could see my skin through my shirt. luckily, i was wearing a camisole that helped. i have never been so wet before! one of my coworkers brought a station t-shirt for me to wear, but i had a comfy sweater in the car that i threw on over my camisole, and i felt a little bit better.

if only the rain could have held off for 10 more minutes. thanks a lot, mother nature.

a happy day

March 2, 2007

i’m feeling very good about myself today.

it’s a beautiful day outside. i had a good workout this morning and was down 1/2 pound from last week. i’m wearing capris from last summer *with* a belt and they’re falling off my waist.

it’s a very good day. 🙂

the thunder rolls

March 1, 2007

the weather is nasty here tonight. we were under a tornado watch until 13 minutes ago and it is *pouring* out. the day started with *loud* thunderstorms very early this morning that woke us up (and caused a cute cat named julius to high-tail it under the bed), and it’s been raining off and on all day. at least it didn’t rain much while i had to be outside today. that’s all that i ask for!

a tornado touched down in enterprise, alabama, and did some damage there, and the national weather service said that storm might head this way, but i think we might be in the clear now.

how’s the weather where you are? bright and sunny, i hope!