sky water!

It was an exciting day here in drought-ridden Silicon Valley: it rained!


Not only did it rain but there was thunder and lightning! That has happened maybe twice in the almost 15 years that I have lived here. I am not sure that I would have believed it if someone told me I would get this excited about rain before I lived here. I lived in the DC area for six years right before moving to California and the rain there is truly impressive. It comes down in buckets rather than drops. When my husband first moved to DC from the Netherlands he used to go outside and stand in the drenching rains because it doesn’t rain like that in the Netherlands either.

In any case, it rained here and that meant it was a day for making granola and soup, so I did. I didn’t take pictures of either but I can link you to the lentil and squash soup I made. It was quite tasty!

In between cooking and school pick ups, I saw a rainbow at my younger son’s school.


A very vivid and impressive rainbow, at that.

Here’s hoping that the rain keeps it up all season. We can take it, El NiƱo, bring it on!


rainbows and LEDs

It rained a tiny bit today! Probably not enough to really get excited about but there was a lovely double rainbow after the tiny rain shower.

double rainbow at school

In other news, I cut felt, threaded conductive thread onto needles, waxed the thread, and prepped a few of the LED cuffs for the kinders who might have a hard time with the sewing.

prepped LED cuffs

I am excited to see what the kids do with this project tomorrow! I hope to get some pictures to share.