Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Need a Favor

It's been raining for about 3 weeks straight, and the water is starting to rise in the neighborhood. I nearly floated the car on the way home this afternoon, and it was hard to steer with all my fingers crossed. [Emmet was in the back seat cowering at the thunder and telling me, "I told you there would be flash floods!" Fortunately for him, I was too focused on driving to reach back and strangle him.]

Anyway, I'm stuck at home for a while, and I need you all to get to your blogs and start posting incredibly compelling content. I keep reaching the end of the internet, and I need something to distract me from the Kit Kats in my freezer. My gray pants are getting tight, and this is clearly all your fault.

To get you started: What is your favorite thing to do when it rains?

My favorite thing to do when it rains is curl up in the bed with the kiddos and watch movies with rainy scenes. Last week we watched My Neighbor Totoro and Mary Poppins; today they requested Howl's Moving Castle.


  1. I like reading, napping and baking, not necessarily in that order!

  2. We have a stack of Esther Williams movies we're holed up watching. Easy to Love is my personal favorite.

  3. I would suggest curling up with some Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Farmer Boy is especially fun to read out loud to kids.

  4. Hmm. Have you seen yet?

  5. I have been trapped inside by the insane East Coast heat wave. When trapped, I often cook (something that certainly wasn't the best thing in a heat wave when your kitchen does not have air conditioning). But I also just watched the BBC miniseries North and South and loved it.

  6. Esther Williams? Oh, Mer, how I love you.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder is definitely a thought.

    Carrie, what is the BBC series about?

    @Cookbook--Got the napping part covered, at least.

    @Squid--Thanks for the link.

  7. It's a period piece about a girl who moves with her family from the rural south of England to the industrial north, and becomes involved with the situation between the mills and the mill owners. The mill owner, of course, is incredibly handsome and spends much of the movie glowering in a rather sexy way.

  8. Hi Mamacita! I just discovered your blog and I'm oh so glad I did! It's just lovely.

    Hmm when it rains I love to make tomato soup and cheese sandwiches with tomato and bacon and scrapbook. Or do puzzles. I have quite the old soul haha!

    Caroline from: