Monday, January 25, 2010
As Right as Rain
It has been raining for what seems like forever. I'm happy about this, because California has been in a multi-year drought. But at the same time, I'm tired of the gloom, the mud and the chill, and the damp miserable-ness of my perpetually cold feet. This lovely photo of backyard crocosmia leaves notwithstanding, the Bay Area looks really depressing right about now.
Robb has been having a hard time, with wracking muscular spasticity. He missed Ashely's baby shower on Sunday, because his body, from the navel down, was in a state of unending spasm. In addition to being freaky and painful, this is also really exhausting. Imagine your muscles clenching themselves over and over again in waves of gripping spasms, and then imagine how tiring that would be. Now imagine this going on for hours.
Robb has been cooking the most delicious food lately, including this beautiful spinach pasta. He got it into his head to make egg noodles some time last month, and since then, we've had home-made pasta at least once a week.
Home cooking sure takes the edge off of gloominess. As do silly diagonal photographs.
I keep trying to find the silver lining in all this gloom. (The rain-water inside my orchid buds looks downright silvery, doesn't it? These beautiful plants were a gift from my friend Chih, who has recently opened a bakery, The Republic of Cake, in Orinda. Go check it out -- insanely wonderful cupcakes baked from scratch, every day!)
I know that no matter how difficult things are, Robb and I have so much to be thankful for. Hopefully all that rain will transform itself into beautiful spring wildflowers, very soon.
We need some sunshine in our lives.