Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Only Happy When It Rains

Well, that's not exactly true. But it's pretty darn close. Today we had a huge rainstorm here in the Bay Area (and I'm guessing all along the West Coast). It made me SO happy. All day I've been in this extremely happy mood. I've just been in this little happy bubble. No little black clouds over me, no sir. I literally felt like smiling all day long.

Big gusts of near-hurricane-force winds, real honest-to-goodness rain pouring down, flooded streets, downed trees, the whole shebang. Oh, it did my soul good.

But we only get two days of it. I bet by tomorrow afternoon it will be freaking sunny again. I'm so tired of sun! Grr. Argh.

Anyway. I'm in a really great mood today. It's raining -- better yet it's storming. I feel very happy thinking about taking a literature course, just for me. The news about the XMRV virus seems like a good thing. My mom is coming to visit in a few weeks. Things are good.

Of course, we still don't have cable in the bedroom, and our bathroom sink is still backed up, and (and this really is bad news) we just found out that Terri's doctor died a few days ago (just like her last doctor did, almost a year ago -- truly tragic and unbelievable both times)... but we'll solve all those things. For now, I am just happy to be happy.

Also, last night I used some of my Valrhona chocolate to make chocolate mousse. It was surprisingly easy and SO FREAKING DELICIOUS. If I remember to take a photo tonight I will. But if you have not made chocolate mousse, you should. It's one of those things that sounds hard but isn't. I don't know why I had a craving for it, but I did, and I'm glad I caved. The best part is that Terri didn't want any so it's ALL FOR ME.

More reason to be happy.


Barefoot_Mommy said...

hooray for storms and chocolate mousse. I've always wanted to try making chocolate mousse.

Daphne said...

It's surprisingly easy!!

Tammie said...

i love stormy days too. i'll even settle for just overcast days. i get depressed when i see the sun too many days in a row. it sucks the life out of me.

im sorry about terris doctor. that's horrible.

and mousse---yum.

Stefanie said...

I love a good rainstorm! Now I am looking forward to some good snowstorms this winter! I've been here since 1994 and have yet to get a blizzard. Maybe this year! I've made chocolate mousse before a couple times before going vegan. it really is yummy and the vegan version can't match it, at least one I've tried. Enjoy!

Daphne said...

I would kill for a snowstorm! Well, maybe not, but it would be fun. I'd like to see snow this year.

The mousse is good but I think it's a once-every-10-years kind of thing. RICH.