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This morning, we all woke with the dawn, only to find the sky cloud-clogged and the air full of a heavy drizzle.  We doubted the garage sale was going to go forward, but my brother-in-law went gamely forth with a loaded car, just to make sure. The event organizer said that if it rained, the sale could happen inside, but there wouldn't be enough room for everyone. When she said it, she made it sound like the sale would be cancelled since not all those who paid for and reserved their places could fit into the community center.

Turns out, even though Mat was an hour early, he was too late. The inside was full of tables and our name was not on any of them. Meaning we were welcome to set up shop outside, in the rain, which was no longer a drizzle but a steady fall.

Since we had parasols but no waterproof awning/tent, we nixed the sale and spent the morning setting up my mil's Mother's Day present*, a weather station, ironically enough.  Instead of the picnic we prepared for the garage sale, we went out to eat and had a tasty, copious lunch.

There are worse ways to spend Mother's Day, but I just wish I hadn't spent the last week digging through boxes, washing dusty bric-a-brac, and laundering musty garments and sports material. I wish I wouldn't have slept so poorly in anticipatory dread of having to wake so early.

Wouldn't you know, tomorrow's weather, like that of the previous 8 days, is supposed to be fine and dandy with not a raindrop in sight. 

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* Mother's Day is the last Sunday of May in France or the first in June if the last one in May is Pentecost


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frigg
Jun. 3rd, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ugh! Bad luck with the weather!
mnfaure
Jun. 3rd, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the ONLY day of the week where rain is predicted. Awful luck.
asakiyume
Jun. 3rd, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ughh, after all this you could *definitely* use some poetry in your life.

I have a new blood-red poppy in bloom. I thought of you.
mnfaure
Jun. 4th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
I dreamed poetry!

It was cloudy, but the sun managed to pierce the banks just as it was setting behind some trees. Wind was tossing the trees narrow leaves, and it looked just like a school of sardines darting and swirling across the sun. It looked something like this, minus the starfish and the scratches on the aquarium (in other words, a lot prettier, but I tried to find a pic with the light behind the fish :P ) :

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QmSCkeute6I/TNjgi76j4MI/AAAAAAAAAa4/okb-RdjtrUg/s1600/aquarium.jpg

I can't remember the exact lines now, but my mind filled with poetry at the sight. I was content.

And I thought of you, too, today, but I shall not tell you why! :D You will find out when winter skies cocoon your home and the cold nips you to remind you are alive.

Edited at 2012-06-04 01:16 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Jun. 4th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oooh, what an image! Lovely!

And I will wait, and I will know, come winter, how and why you thought of me today, in June :-)
xjenavivex
Jun. 3rd, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry it went this way. What did you have for lunch? The weather station sounds like a really cool gift.
mnfaure
Jun. 4th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
We had a generous slice of foie gras with toast and a gelee made of both white and red port; braided filets of sole on a bed of sauteed leeks with white butter sauce; a duo of grilled beef and duck breast served with sauteed potatoes and a flan with julienned carrots and zucchini and morel sauce; and a chocolate mousse charlotte for dessert.

Good thing I had Soëlie to help me eat it. :P
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