This is getting kind of ridiculous. Here it is already July and it has been wet and rainy for what seems like months. I am forgetting what the sun even looks like here in Nova Scotia, and it is starting to get depressing.
We did go on our day trip yesterday, but it certainly wasn’t one of those lovely “top down on the convertible” days. It was dark and dreary and rainy – much like it has been for the past several weeks – and I must admit it is starting to take its toll on me.
It is funny to see the stores closing out all the summer clothes and things before we even started our summer here. Last week Keith finally brought up my summer clothing from the basement where they are stored, but I haven’t even really went through them and exchanged them with my warm sweaters and outfits that I keep here in winter because I am still using most of the warm clothes on a daily basis. It’s crazy.
While driving we also noticed that most of the fields that would usually be lush with crops at this time of the year were nearly barren, or the plants were just beginning to sprout. It is hard to not feel bad for the farmers and who depend on the weather for their livelihoods. The same for the businesses that depend on tourism, as besides the lack of people due to the tight economy, the addition of the poor weather can’t be helping. It doesn’t look good.
But I am trying not to be a downer about these things. Many of the stores that we were in were pretty crowded. Perhaps the rain brought people inside rather than them spending the day at the beach. So maybe it is only from my view that things aren’t that good.
Keith and I did have a nice day, but we wound up keeping it shorter than usual when we left. Most of the driving was done in moderate rain, and we didn’t go all the way to Halifax as we would have liked to do. We will wait until a couple of more weeks have passed to do a longer trip such as that, and then we can enjoy things a little more. That is something we will look forward to.
So there is nothing new to report on the creative front today. We didn’t get to our favorite wood place in Halifax and even though we walked through Michael’s and took our time, we actually came out empty handed. I believe it may be one of the first times in history that I didn’t buy anything after going through that store. ;)
I’ll be positive and say that it is perhaps because I have “enough” in my life and really don’t need anything. I did buy a new pair of shoes for the gym, which I desperately needed, and we got some supplies like paper and cat food from Wal-Mart. But other than that it was a quiet trip and we spent much of the day dodging rain drops.
Today as I look out, it is foggy and a light rain is still falling. I don’t really mind though because I have taken my breath and that is all I needed to recharge my battery. In my mind I was planning my next project for the magazine and I plan to begin working on it today. Then after that, I will be able to move ahead with some new scroll saw patterns for the site. So all is good.
I wish you all a great day today. I feel good after my break and ready to move ahead. Now if only the sun would come out and summer would appear, things would be perfect. But either way, I will make it a good day!
I wish you all a great Wednesday! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"