Friday, January 25, 2008

Doing It In the Rain


The first uptown parade was this evening.

It was raining. Cats. Dogs. Lightning. Thunder. Here's the worst . . . cold. (That may just be cold in southern terms, but who likes cold and wet?)

Did we go?

Oh, yeah. Bundled, with the golf umbrella lovingly left by my sister last time she visited.

Did you know that carrying the toddler in a back pack guarantees that you will get loads of beads, one toy trumpet, three stuffed toys, one miniature samurai sword, and one plastic football.

Geez, I hope the weather is better tomorrow. Catching these things while holding an umbrella proved to be quite a feat. I so need a rum and coke, now. Or a bourbon?

By the way, we never had hard liquor in our house until we moved here. Now we keep it for when friends visit. One of them invariably asks for something "real".

Who are the Weekend Blog Hoppers? A group of parent bloggers who no longer get to go out in the evenings. Here, The Busy Dad says it better.

26 comments:

Amy said...

Isn't it funny how cold for us Southerners would be flip flops and shorts for those north of the Mason Dixon line? I don't care what they think, 40 is COLD!! I hope you get better weather for the next parade!

The Bombed Mom
blog hoppin'

Caffeine Court said...

I live up North and I don't even like it when it's 40 degrees. Give me 80 degrees and sunny any day!

The Pink Mojito-Blog Hoppin!

OHmommy said...

Hard Liquor at your house? How long do you think it would take for me to drive from OHIO? :)

Sarabeth said...

From Ohio? A damn long time. I should know. I drove here from Virginia. That was a very long drive with one 2 year old and one big, furry dog. Thank god the husband had the older girls in his truck.

Christine said...

thx for the comment! hope the weather warms up for you guys. it's chilly here too...and I'm ready for some sunshine

bloghoppin...cheers

LunaNik said...

I agree with the other commenters...40 is COLD no matter where your from...well, unless your from like, Alaska or something, heh.

Blog hoppin'

Tara R. said...

Just turn the umbrella over and catch all that booty in the bowl! Florida is cold at 40 too... I'm just spoiled.

Etcetera - blog hopper

Angie said...

Parade today? It was highs in the teens here today. I didn't even realize we were that close to Mardi Gras. I live under a rock.
KEEP BELIEVING
bloghopper

Sarabeth said...

Mardi Gras is on Feb 5th this year. The date is based on being 40 whatever days away from Easter, which is set by spring equinox and some other calculation that alludes this non-religious mind.

NOLA.com has a pretty good FAQ and some videos as well.

Karen said...

I'm SO glad you stopped by my blog earlier!! I'm doing some blog-hopping myself and was glad to explore your stuff! Nice to "meet" you!

Amy said...

I've got Cold and Cold here. I am thankful for the lack of wet. Cold and wet is NEVER good!
Thanks for hoppin' over to my bar
Amy
Blog Hoppin'

Sandy C. said...

I can so relate. I'm from Florida, and moved to Boston....not a fan of the cold. It's just not compatible with human life....

Hope it warms up!

Blog hoppin' (and fashionably late).

BuzzeeDad said...

Blog stumblin... what am i even doing up right now? all the hoppers are long gone. just wanted to say thanks for playing and for rockin the badge... I need an aspirin. or another JD. Yeah JD sounds good. And that is the danger of hard liquor in the house...

quarterback dad said...

Well, I am really late to the party. But at least it's not raining. Off for a fun day of home plumbing. After I am done, I will be glad there is liquor in the house.

Momo Fali said...

I went to bed with a fever and missed the blog hop last night. Sounds like I would've ended up in the hospital if I had been at that parade!

Mommin' It Up! said...

Thanks for stopping by! You are brave for going out in that rain. I am a supreme weather wuss. Have a great weekend!
Jenny - momminitoops!
via Blog Hoppers

johnny on the spot said...

HP, stopping by on my rounds to wish you a great weekend....

cablegirl said...

A backpack for a toddler? Wow, that sounds awesome. I had a maya wrap for MJ when she was young but she's too heavy for it now. Where did you find the pack?

Ok, did I miss the point of the post? Sorry. I got sidetracked. lol

Happy Hopping!

Sarabeth said...

Cablegirl, I wish I could tell you where I got the pack. I think I got it at a yard sale when my first was a baby. That was six years ago. We have another one, but that was also given to us.

My boy is getting too big for it, now, but we keep putting him in it.

Nola (www.nolanotes.com) said...

Yes, a baby is a loot-magnet at parades!

Get to Barkus tomorrow, it's a blast!

amanda said...

I'm here bloghopping! I think 40 is cold also! I live in KY.

Big Dan said...

I have no sympathy. It always rains here in England.

Slothage said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm hopping tonight... and I agree - it's freaking cold at 40!

Quirkee James said...

BlogHopping by to say HI! Got any "real" stuff handy? I'm running low on :beer:

Jeff said...

We were SO excited today because it got UP to 36! But then you probably know what our weather's been like lately.

hop hop hoppin along!

Jo Beaufoix said...

It's pretty much always wet in the UK, but today it is wet, cold and windy. Bleh. It's a good day to have curls.
Blog hopping. Hi. :D