Those of you who live here in North Texas and who have been stuck inside thanks to the freezing cold rain that has been blanketing us for the past three days can now safely venture outside for the rest of the month without fear of any surprise torrents of rain soaking you because I put an end to all of that... by purchasing new umbrellas yesterday! Have no fear. Your spring will be sunny and mostly dry. I can't promise that there won't be any rain, just that you will never find yourself surprised and soaked.
Are you laughing? Really. This is not a joke. You see, I first discovered my meteorological powers back when I was studying in Europe. We were given a ten day holiday (like a Spring Break) to travel anywhere we wanted to provided we could get there and back in ten days. Some friends chose places like Budapest or Morocco. I chose Scotland. My father's genes at work I guess. (Mom, I had already been to Prague twice!) I traveled to Ireland with a group of friends but from there, made my way to Scotland alone. Everyone kept sneering, "Did you pack an umbrella?" Are you kidding? I was backpacking. There was no room for an umbrella. You're laughing again? They did too.
My first day in Edinburgh, I took a bus from the airport to the main part of town and proceeded to look for a place to stay. Wasn't even there 2 hours before it started to rain. Luckily, I was in the shopping district on Princes Street so I bought an umbrella and some really sweet copies of a few classic books. But by the time I had paid for everything and walked outside, it had stopped. And... it didn't rain the rest of the time I was there. Not even a drop.
So I figure, by purchasing three new umbrellas for my children, I should be able to keep the pop up thunder showers as bay for the rest of the month and maybe even well into April. (You're welcome! : )
Unless, my husband decides to wash the cars. Then all bets are off!