Sunday, January 27, 2013

Long Weekend of Rain

It's the Australia Day Long Weekend and it seems that none of us here in Brisbane or Queensland are having a lovely time of it.  Since Thursday, it's been raining almost non-stop and although I'm happy the rain has finally arrived, it never fails to amaze me how incredibly bored I get in so short-a time when it does arrive.

Our gardens were dying and dried out and it was so very dry around here.  However once Tropical Cyclone Oswald hit Cooktown, we knew we were in for some rain as it turned into a depression.  
I'm kind of enjoying the cooler weather but it's the mess I have to deal with tooI have to do the laundry; which means getting out the clothes horse.  This takes up space as I have to move some handbags onto the lounge.  Most of the downstairs has to be closed up as the rain gets in all the time and I'm feeling a little closed in.  But that's not too bad seeing I've got the internet to fiddle with.  And if that goes out (as it's been known to do) I can always edit and write some of my books and poetry. 

I do have other things to do around the house to keep me busy as well.  But once they're done, I'll be bored again and end up just reading or watching 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' dvds... yep, my usual go-to shows when it rains like this; as I always knows the storyline; and there's no surprises.  There's always the shopping list to finish up, or the hand-washing to get done... or the office to clean up... or... well... just anything to keep me from getting bored from looking at the rain.  I guess you guys know what I mean.
So, what do you do when the weather has kept you indoors?  When it doesn't allow you to head out to the movies or to a friend's house?  Is it the internet you jump on?  Or do you curl up with a cup of tea or coffee and a good book or movie?  Until my next post, take care, keep safe and warm and remember, I'm always here.  


  1. We all were warned this was going to happen. It's part of summer!

    1. I know we were warned about this... but I asked in my last paragraph what you did when this weather hits.

      So, what do you get up to when the weather is unsavoury and you can't get out and about?

  2. The only day I didn't go out was on Sunday. Other days we went to the local shops, looked at Waterford Bridge and drive around in my new car. Afterall it was only rain!!