Friday, March 30, 2012

I'll Never Go Back


It has been raining nonstop since Monday.  Each time I look out the kitchen window and see that it's still falling, I wonder how it is that we haven't yet been swept downstream...or why the original builder wanted skylights across the length of the house, where more rain drops splatter and clouds loom, than the amount of days the sun actually shows up here in Camas, Washington.  Indeed, it could be worse.

We could live in Sultan, Washington, (a little town on the outside of Monroe, Washington, which is northeast of Seattle,) where years ago, Husband worked on a water treatment facility.  They strategically positioned the facility in an area where the cement tub could catch the falling raindrops and use them to their advantage.  I was pregnant with Asher at the time, and went back and forth to spend time with Husband, while he worked on the outskirts of that small town.  My memories of those three months are in shades of gray, and so gloomy, that I can't help but never want to visit that one street, 3.0 mile mini-spread of a town again.  Unless of course, we were heading through toward the mountains, and a visit to the Sultan Bakery was in order, then I'd oblige.  I'd say, one marionberry muffin please, and a short coffee to go!  Then I'd grab my muffin and cup of joe, and jump back into the car and head East or West so fast, before the limits of a tiny town with never ending rain could seep into me.  I'd head west and then south to Seattle, where, while there is still rain, life bustles in possibility, on the edge of the sea, with access to the best seafood in the world.  Or, I'd go east into the mountains to visit Leavenworth, the "most outstanding Bavarian village this side of the Atlantic." Either way, I'd get the hell out of Sultan.

For those of you who know that much of the movie, Twilight, was filmed here in Washington state, here is an interesting list of the locations and movie parts that Twilight filmed here in Washington.

Come next week, if there still isn't any sunshine, which I don't suspect there to be a surprise, since Husband has looked far and wide for a place for us to travel this weekend, just for sun, to no avail,

I am going to bring some sunshine of my own into this space! 
If you have lemons, make some lemonade, right? 
And this is what I'll do.  Keep your eyes peeled!

As far as this weekend, I'm thinking:
this book. this craft. maybe this kiddie movie. and relaxing.
What about you?

5 comments:

Amber March 30, 2012 at 2:27 PM  

Rain, rain go away...come again another day. If you want to get out of the rain, I know a little place. It doesn't rain much (in fact I think it's suppose to hit 78degrees tomorrow and then drop down about 30 degrees on Sunday). I really do love the weather here though...wish you could come visit. I miss you guys.

Love the easter baggies and definitely want to go see The Lorax. Loved the book. Love Dr. Seuss. Have a great weekend.

Ambs

Shelly Cunningham March 30, 2012 at 2:38 PM  

I bought the book. You talked it up so much that I just knew I had to have it. So it's on my way. I can't wait!

Cassie March 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM  

Ambs--I definitely want to go visit...Miss you guys! I was just telling Mom this yesterday. I need some sunshine, too!

Shelly-Yes, I believe you'll enjoy the book as much as I have!

It's me March 30, 2012 at 11:50 PM  

Enjpy a happy weekend darling....love ...xxx...

vintch April 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM  

ooh that book looks good! and i spent a long weekend in washington and it was drizzly but so, so beautiful. i'm convinced the pacific northwest is what heaven looks like. so lucky you live there:) robert wanted to go all the way to visit forks, but we didn't have the time! haha:)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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