On Tuesday it clouded over, after five lovely days of blue sky. We were supposed to get snow. The snow didn't come, we got rain instead. It started Tuesday night and I don't think it has stopped since.
I can handle the rain, but when the clouds are just about sitting on the ground, and it is just monotonously raining all day and all night long, (well really, I don't actually care if it rains during the night), it can get a bit depressing.
But then tonight, watching the news, seeing and hearing about the flooding in Australia, fatal mud slides in Brazil, the ongoing flooding in Pakistan, it reminds me once again that we really have nothing to complain about.
This afternoon we donned our rain gear yet again, took all three dogs around the mile block, me in my fisherman rain gear and rubber boots, keeping toasty warm. Stopping like a little kid to get water accumulating along the edge of the road flowing where it should.
Then we left Calli at home and took Jake and Luna for another mile and a half, this time trying to push ourselves a little bit, trying to work off a few of those holiday chocolates.
Which, really, was all for nought, as I discovered half a box of brandy chocolates that had been put away on top of the fridge. I ate 10 miles, running, not walking, worth of chocolates.
And because this kind of weather is not conducive to picture taking, all I can offer you are these, taken after our bush run this morning.
Here's to the sunshine coming this weekend!