What do you do…

May 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm 2 comments

…when it rains non-stop for 2 days; think 21 inches in 2 days.  When the schools are closed and the roads won’t take you where you want to go?  When people around you are dealing with this:

 

I’ll tell you what you do.  You thank God your house is OK.  You thank God you have power and water.  You thank God your children can watch TV because if you have to play one more board game you might lose your mind.  You also paint baseboards, do all the laundry in the house, steam over the comforter that was drying on the laundry line and is now out there getting pounded with water, check on chickens at every possible ‘let up’ of rain (which is basically just going from dumping like you’re in the biggest, baddest shower ever to dumping like a normal shower) and dream of making these very soon:

They’re brookies.  A cookie baked into a brownie.  Seriously?

Then you giggle and realize you’re really cracking under the pressure of cabin fever because you’re dreaming about pulling all the weeds when the rain lets up because the ground will be soft and it will make it easier and then when you’re done and your husband comes home  you’ll give him a brookie and when he sees the weeded yard and the painted trim and the closet full of clean clothes you just know he’ll pronounce:

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tracey  |  May 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Send me a brookie!!!
    I was just on my walk thinking about you and my old roommate Sandy are both in the flood state and wondering if you were okay. Haven’t heard from Sandy. Hang in there!

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  • 2. gretchen owens  |  May 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    you are hilarious…

    Reply

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