Sunday, January 06, 2008
It is the second day of steady rain and everything outside is thoroughly soaked. Living in an arid region as we do, rain is something special.
We are lucky not to be worried about mudslides like those in burned out areas. After the wildfires remove the plant life, hillsides that have been burned have nothing to stop the erosion caused by rainfall. If you live on the coast, the worry is more about the high surf that breaches the sea wall. Local fire stations hand out sand bags for free, and everyone affected works like mad, hoping for the best.
A little later this morning we are gathering at my SIL Jane's house for a "waffle bake off". Apparently a number of us have waffle irons, and Jane thought it would be fun to gather for brunch and bake waffles. I will be honest, my waffle batter usually comes out of a (gasp) box. I am planning a variation that involves applesauce and cinnamon, served with cooked tart apples. This afternoon, if the rain continues, will be a great time to get into my studio.