It's been raining pretty much nonstop here since late Friday night. I kept hoping it would stop, but it didn't stop me from going to see Jared Flood speak at the Common Cod meeting on Friday or from going back the next day to take his introduction to colorwork class at Newbury Yarns.
It likewise didn't stop me from going in to the gym on Sunday to do my long run (I just couldn't stomach the idea of running outside, though in retrospect it wouldn't have mattered as I got completely soaked through regardless) and to pick up the latest Pokemon game. Now I have a Pokewalker, my little pedometer that can hold a pokemon as I walk around town. I feel super geeky and like a mini-exercise maven.
My husband got Victor something cute while he was out getting his own Pokemon game. Of course, I wanted a yellow slicker or some other rain coat for myself, so I spent part of the evening researching just that.
Rain boots seem to be pretty expensive, but rain jackets have a huge range of expense. After last June, where we had twice the rain of the average month I would love to be better prepared for the rain. As it is, according to the weather data on Boston.com, we are at 5.27 inches of precipitation this month. A huge soaking downpour. As far as I know that doesn't include anything that has come down today yet either.
Needless to say, I have spent most of the last three days pretty darn soaked. I get in and my first inclination is to take a hot shower (not that I do that, but I still want to), and to drink vats of hot chocolate. I have been walking to the train station, but I think I'm going to forgo that today in favor of the bus!
Pictures of my swatch from the colorwork class to come.