You hear all of these rumors about how it rains 365 days a year here in the northwest right.? Then the Californians move here and they screw it all up by telling everyone that, “no, it’s really nice here.”? Damn them all.? We tell people it rains all year long to keep the Californians away.? But they insist on moving up here and snatching up all of the affordable housing and then they cut down all the tress.
Truth is it rains 10 months out of the year in Washington.? More specifically the Puget Sound area.? We get a reprieve from mid July through mid September.? It never rains (with the exception of the third weekend) in August.? Bone dry.? So dry and “hot*” that I usually have to water my window boxes 2-3 times a day in a futile attempt to keep them looking better than the neighbors who have a watering system.
We typically have to pull out every fan we own and cause our house to sound like a wind tunnel in order to get a few hours of sleep each night.
All that sun and hot recharges me.? It gets me through the first few bleak months of fall and winter.
Only this year… not so much.? The lovely weather guy told us that we’ve had more rain this August than June and July combined.? So much that my grass is starting to green back up.? It’s kinda like mother nature giving me that big ol’ middle finger again.? Ha Ha bitch.? I don’t really want you to have a handle on life.? I want you to wallow in your own self pity for a little while longer.? And while we’re at it make that 8 more months of pity.
Add a slight bladder irritation and you’ve got yourself one out of sorts woman.? I’m kinda floating through life right now.? Half there and half distracted by something shiny.? I thought I’d get to come back from California, spend my mornings at the pool, going to the zoo in the afternoon and having a good ol’ time.? Evidently not.? I was so not prepared for this.
I’ll get over this.? I always do.? It’s just going to take switching some herbs around and finding the combo of vitamins that doesn’t make me want to throw up in the morning.? I’m also researching light options that don’t include an expensive plane ticket to Fiji.
And just to warn you… I’m going to follow this post up with “Frustrating to be me” later this week.? And if anyone mentions Lexapro I will cut you like Chicken Tikka.
*hot as in lower 90s