Oh my oh my. I must learn to be careful what I say on Facebook. I teased Mother Nature and once again she spat upon me.
No really. She did. All I did was notice the lack of wet cats and dogs pouring out of the sky with a relatively humorous post on Facebook:
"I want to know if you've ever seen the rain, I want to know if you've ever seen the rain, coming down on a sunny day." Hum.....how about "I want to know if you can send me some rain, I want to know if you can send me some rain, let it rain for awhile today." Please?
This post yielded the following comment and video link:
"LOL. I just viewed this video clip yesterday and sent it to some friends....check it out...."
I know that ALL of you looked at the video, right?
Then, the following day, Mother Nature opens a cloud and lets me have it. She kept this up all weekend. Rain, rain, freakin' rain. That WITCH!
Actually, I was glad to see it.....for awhile.
The folks out at the Texas Motor Speedway weren't too happy, though. The big race, scheduled for Sunday, was postponed due to the uncalled for emptying of Mother Nature's stomach contents. The event is re-scheduled for this afternoon.
Later this afternoon, I will step outside and listen for the horses circling the track.
Sorry. I mean race cars. That's horse power, right?
Lucky me. I'm only a few miles, as the crow flies, from the racetrack.
I was at a swim clinic this weekend. I spent four hours shivering in the pool Saturday and another three with chattering teeth on Sunday. I feel like a dried plum, a perfect prune marinated with chlorine, served with an essence of oak pollen.
My instructor was a fun guy and I laughed at a few of the phrases he used often during our workshop:
Arm next to your ear hole!
Excuso? The WHAT hole?
(Oh. I get it. Arm next to your ear. Hee hee.)
Looking at bandaids and hairballs!
(In other words, head should be down, in line with the spine, looking at the bottom of the pool, or even towards your belly, instead of up or at an angle.)
I want to see butt cheek and upper thigh.
Sheesh. What a pervert.
(No. Not really. He was looking for balance and proper rotation during a skating drill.)
It was a great workshop. There were only five of us so we got plenty of attention. The instructor filmed multiple videos of us swimming both days so you really got to see what you were doing/not doing. I made some progress and I have things to focus on at the pool.
Earlier in the week, I went out in the yard to take a few more photos.
My columbine is already blooming!
If you click to enlarge, you may see the second columbine trying to push its way through.
I'm proud of these white irises for brightening up the yard once the oak trees came out and hogged the sunshine: