Friday, March 13, 2015

I Give.


I give.  I'm over it!  I've tried not to complain... I've tried to remain grateful for the rain. I actually enjoyed it... a few weeks ago.  I mean we've needed it. Since 2011, so much of Texas has been in drought conditions. BUT. I. GIVE! 

I am STILL grateful for the rain; but even in that gratefulness, I am flat out sick of gray, sunless days... and rain, rain, rain! Yes, I'm complaining. Whining. B*%*^ing! Bellowing! Does that negate my gratitude?


I got so drenched earlier today that, when I reached my car, I just sat there... with the seat heaters on... eating chocolate covered almonds... like there was no tomorrow... because I wanted to SCREAM (you know I always park as far away from the store as the last buggy corral... and I was SO WET there was no real option to keep on with my plans... I was going to have to return to the house for dry clothes).

I am experiencing something kin to claustrophobia... this inability to escape the gray and wet.  It's starting to get to me.


Here are a couple of the "diversions" from the white sweater I've been enjoying.  Puppy Hat by Sarah at Repeat After Me Crochet was REQUESTED by Roo during his Christmas visit. If he received one, his big brother needed one, too.

I feel a little better getting my whining out in the open. It's embarrassing. But, real.

"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.'"
~ Exodus 14:15

I need to move on now.  ;)

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend... and some sunshine!

blessings ~ tanna

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i totally get it. first snow and ice and snow and snow. then rain. then more rain. fog, drizzle, clouds. for weeks! with the time change, i think it about put me over my limit this week. cranky. grumpy. oy! don't get me started on mud... :)

such cute puppy hats!

Pammy Sue said...

Oh my goodness, those hats are adorable! You did a terrific job on them. The boys will love them. I'm sorry the rainy weather is getting to you. I am just the opposite! LOVE IT! Don't punch me! :) You know it will dry up with a vengeance soon and we won't see a drop for weeks. Your days of sunshine are coming quickly!

Judy S. said...

Very cute hats, Tanna! I can relate about the rain as we live in the PNW where it's often gray and wet. We do learn to cherish the sunshine and drop everything when it's sunny! Hang in there; it'll pass.

Wanda said...

Oh my dear sweet Wet and Soggy friend. Sometimes you just gotta whine a little.

I wish I could send you our sunshine today. It will be in the 90's and setting out on the balcony it got so hot, I had to come in.

Love the little hats...how cute!

Moving on....we do that a lot in life don't we!!

Love and hugs

Susan Sevig said...

Cute, cute hats. I thought you would start out with "it rained 40 days and 40 nights...." Instead of quoting Moses, think about Noah. This too shall pass.

Christine said...

You come up with the cutest designs!
I know some youngsters who'd enjoy wearing those.
Now for the rain...don't move to the Seattle area. We have a lot of gray skies and rain. Move to Idaho, like we are doing. lol

La Table De Nana said...

You write so well..
I can actually feel your fedupness with the rain..
But I agree.I would rather see white snow and blue skies than rain..
But..we are expecting freezing rain tomorrow..worse than rain.
The hats are adorable..You are such a talented nana.
My friend is leaving Montréal for Vancouver to get away from the cold and get back to a place she grew up..
Vancouver is grey and rainy to.
I need color.
This too shall pass..is something I repeat a lot.

Lynne said...

Sorry about the rain . . .

I must say, my first trip to Texas wasn't what I had pictured. Cold, gray, drizzly, snow, rain, more cold and drizzle!

And I didn't even know you lived in Texas . . .
(great highways though!)

Betsy Brock said...

Heated seats are awesome, aren't they? I love that they are immediate and you don't have to wait for the car to warm up before your tush can. haha.
Chocolate makes everything better!

Thanks for the laughs,....we'll be sweating and whining about the heat before we know it!

podso said...

Ha ha; I feel you rain … as ours moves in again for the weekend. I hope it ends for you soon or you'll be making an ark out of your new house. Very cute diversions I'd say! (oh I got that kind of wet too this week…umbrella inside out, etc. It was a squall or something. Brrr.)

Shug said...

YOU are not alone! I totally agree...I NEED sunshine! Feeling so bad for the kiddos in our area...Their Spring Break week has sure been a wet one! Hopefully, tomorrow that big bright ball in the sky will show it's face! The hats are adorable!!!
Stay dry!!
Shug

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sing it Sister! I feel the same way you do about the rain we have been getting. We got snow, then ice, then rain...repeat...I've forgotten what the sun even looks like anymore. Hang in there....Spring is almost here...ohhhh I love that you just sat there eating chocolate covered almonds...you are so awesome! :) Love the hats...sometimes it's ok to step back from knitting and do a little crochet, too.

Wishing you warm bright sunshine and many blessings sweet friend. :)

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Just found you via Meredith's blog mereknits. I sympathise with the fed-up-ness with the rain, I am not a winter girl and the greyness really gets to me. Thankfully the mornings are light again here (England) and spring is in the air!
Jillxo

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

I totally agree. I'm not counting but someone told me today that we have had five weeks of rain. It is enough. I'm forgetting what sunshine is!!!

Nonna Rose said...

The hats are adorable!

The rainy days really make us enjoy the sunshine; we will have rain all day tomorrow, so I will be thinking of you!

Laurie said...

I'm just about there with you. Every weekend that we've come to the lake in the past couple of months, it's been raining. We had a couple of good days this past week of glorious sunshine and it's looking promising for next week. Hope you get some sun, soon.

Laurie said...

I'm just about there with you. Every weekend that we've come to the lake in the past couple of months, it's been raining. We had a couple of good days this past week of glorious sunshine and it's looking promising for next week. Hope you get some sun, soon.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute cute hats. I getcha. Although I show the bits of beauty I find in this country, the truth is, it's not much to look at on a whole, and when there's no blue skies to distract me, I start to feel very much blah and get a little more frustrated than usual. It's human nature to complain ever so often about things beyond our control. Better to get it out than stew in it. Sunshine shall return. Enjoy the weekend, Tammy

Margaret Adamson said...

Hearing about all the bloggers weather reports make me even more grateful I live in Ireland where we do not get the extreme of your country. Of course occasionally we can get all 4 seasons in 1 day!! Anyway, spring IS on its way to you so cheer up. Hope your weekend goes well.

Mereknits said...

Okay I know you did not write this to make me laugh but you did. So I am sorry you got drenched, but the picture of you sitting wet in your car eating chocolate just made me smile. You see this is what friends are for, we like to share the good and the bad, and if you need a good ole whine, we are here for that too.
Sending you hugs and sunshine,
Meredith

handmade by amalia said...

I'm sending you some virtual sunshine, Tanna, we have some to spare (not to rub it in, of course); and perhaps a cup of chamomile tea as well :-)
Amalia
xo

Bonnie said...

It has been dreary and colder than usual. Understand your feelings totally. I will be so glad when the sun shines too. It is very very foggy and we have been driving in it for hours. A little scary.
Love your projects. I've been missing reading blogs and am catching up in the car. Technology is great.
Have a happy Saturday.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I understand! If we have more than two days of rain, I am craving sunshine. Glad Texas is getting rain. We were in a drought for several years, and everything burned up. We do need God's blessings of rain.

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

You'd never last in the Pacific Northwest, Tanna :)

I'm glad you're where you are and only have to deal with the gray and rain on occasion.

Those hats are the best! (And I love that you park as far away as possible...I always do the same!)
♥Melissa

karen said...

whine away my friend! We have had only one day and I was feeling a bit put out I cannot imagine your amount of rain!

love the hats :)

Linda said...

I live in Seattle. I get it. Whatever you do, don't move here.

Linda said...

Tanna.....Tanna.....Tanna...
You knit beautifully...
You crochet beautifully...
You paint...you cook....
A little bit of rain?
Piece of cake for you....
Enjoy your week ahead...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Deb said...

I am so with you...we have so much mud and water standing around here...I've been watching for animals walking 2 x 2...I told Hubby we better follow them if we see them...I'm ready for sun shine...I just don't do good in dreary conditions....cute Hats...

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Just got home from a nice trip to Arkansas to celebrate George's birthday. I will blog about it tomorrow.

Now--it's time to start working in the yard, cleaning up all of the 'junk' from the ice storm. What a mess!!!

Hope you are doing well despite the RAIN... We all have to whine some of the time. I do my share for sure!!!!!! ha... Hopefully you will have sunshine SOON.

Hugs,
Betsy

OtterBlumn said...

I am SOOO with you! Thankfully we had amazing weather in Austin this weekend, but the second we hit Jacksonville on the way back...drizzle. UGH! Ready for some SUNSHINE!! (But keep the cold temps!) :)

steph said...

look at you go girl with all the crocheting!!!! happiness abounds. at least your crocheting mojo is in high gear!!!

Tricia Buice said...

I have had a many a fit when I can't take it anymore. I had to laugh at this post - it is so real - thank you. We must all feel the same way. Spring cannot come a day too soon.

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The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.