i think the weather’s broken

Author: angiem, 03 10th, 2011

That’s what my daughter said after a crazy wind rattled the windows of the house, only for the sun to come out minutes later and the few clouds there were, to start shedding big, fat tears. She may have a point. Yesterday it had rained all day, the day before barely a drop. Last night I fell asleep with the window open, the soft drizzle of the rain lulling me into dreamland. Around three I awoke to the sound of a storm trying to force its way in, and I lay in my cozy bed and wondered if the basement would flood. I tossed and turned with that worry, but I was too lazy to go check. What could I do anyway? Start shoveling out the water?

I am sorry, guys. I have been a lazy blogger lately. I blame it on spending too much of my free time eating pastries, drinking coffee and reading. Also, of course, I have nothing interesting to say. I’ve been thinking that maybe I should start one of those pretty photography blogs everyone seems to have. A picture is worth a thousand words. Right? But to be honest, unless the photo is of me, a member of my family, or a friend, I’m really just not interested. Isn’t that horrible? So.

In other news, I am the winner of a fabulous hat. I am so excited and cannot wait until it gets here. I shall have to think of the perfect place to wear, as Portland is really NOT a fancy hat place. But I still love dressing up, even if I have no place to go, haha. Check the next several posts to see a photo of me wearing the hat.


28 Responses to “i think the weather’s broken”

  1. pamela Says:

    The weather is having a bit of an identity crisis here as well. Blowing rain and cold one minute, sunshiny and blue the next. I guess that’s just what it means to be March!

  2. Julie Says:

    Hi Angie .. congrats on your win.. and I think the weather is broken over this way too…

    So… funny what you say about writing vs photography blogs.. I’ve been thinking lately I used to write a lot more in my posts.. and this last year that has dwindled… I’ve lost the mojo to write.. and yes I’m becoming one of those that just puts up the photos/artwork… must remedy that.

    Have a lovely Friday and hope the weather is just what you want.. ciao xxxx Julie

  3. Jena Says:

    Lol!! Your daughter is too cute!! Our weather is a mess too. In my opinion your words are worth a thousand pictures. Anyone can pick up a camera and snap away ;).

  4. angiem Says:

    I guess so, Pamela. But I’m so ready to do away with all my winter clothes.

    Julie, no! Not you. You are far from just a pretty picture blog. You are an artist, my friend. One of the few best.

    Jena, thanks. You are sweet. And not just anyone who picks up a camera and snaps away takes a good photo.

  5. Jessica Says:

    Your daughter’s opinion is soo cute!
    Pastries sound really good right now. I could use one.

  6. Lori Says:

    I struggle many times with the feeling of not having anything to say on the blog. For some reason, I want my blog posts all to be very profound and interesting and I am starting to see that it’s not that necessary and a simple thought or mood shared can mean a lot too. I do like photos, though, or other people, of objects, interiors… I am not crazy about nature/scenic photography and abstract stuff, but otherwise, I enjoy blogs with lots of images.

    I can’t wait to see the hat photo! I love hats, mostly to look at because I almost never feel right wearing them (unless they are in the store where I love to try everything on). My best friend wears a hat most of the time, she has winter hats, summer hats — they look very chic on her.

  7. Diane Says:

    Pictures of you and your new hat when it arrives please! Miss you and even pictures of you and your family would be lovely if you have no time to write. :O)

  8. Lena Says:

    Weather is most certainly broken! Your daughter is right!
    And about your writing… There’s times when living real life is more important…
    I have resorted to the photo thing a lot lately… Not a good thing since my photos are truly not as good as I would like them to be… but they are images of the things that surround me… right? :)
    Lots of hugs… enjoy your coffee and pastries!!

  9. Stephanie Says:

    I think your little one is right! the weather is broken here too! I’ve been a bit absentee too. I hope to pick up on the posts soon, but life has a way of getting in the middle! Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for the birthday wishes for my son!

  10. Jeanne @ Collage of LIfe Says:

    Angie…your story about the rain was enough for me. Your hat sounds wonderful. I am going to check out her blog and look forward to seeing you in that hat! I am sending Blog Love to you my dear friend and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Enjoy your coffee and other sweet things :)

    Jeanne xx

  11. Anya Says:

    Dear Angie, yes, the weather is broken indeed! I simply can not believe my eyes witht he recent developments in Japan…
    I am wishing you wonderful weekend . I am planning to spend it in my Atelier putting finishing touches on your fabulous hat. I have also been very distructed lately with the story of John Galliano. I have managed to, finally, write a post on my take on it and thought I would invite you to read it. I would appreciate your opinion very much! :-)

  12. Ava Says:

    I’ve been thinking of starting a photo blog. Lol….. Unlike you my talented wordsmith friend, not everyone can write. You should know that by now. Have a great weekend!!!! I hope the weather gets fixed. ;)

  13. Francesca Says:

    I like to read you Angie. But I do hope you’ll post at least one photo of the hat - I followed the link, and I think I’d have a hard time finding the right place to wear it around here. I used to wear crazy big hats when I lived in London, I still have one, handmade, with a big black flower on a side :)

  14. Susan Tiner Says:

    Angie, I will happily read whatever you write or photograph.

    Anya’s hats are amazing.

    I read her post on Galliano and am curious what you think of it.

  15. snippets of thyme Says:

    Wonderful post. I love your writing. It is so real because things you say, I readily identify with.

    I adore hats. I’m wearing my favorite in my blog photo. I think I should have lived during the ’30s or ’40s when ladies closets were lined with hat boxes.

  16. Bunny Says:

    Hi Angie,
    I love those evenings being lulled to sleep by droplets of rain..its so cozy!
    I love your blog as is…you are a wonderful writer, everyone must do what fillls there soul with joy and you have a gift my friend!
    I have been absent of late too…I only seem to blog once a week if that but it is always so nice to hear from you and read what you have written. I wish you and your loved ones a lovely Sunday

  17. Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem Says:

    Sometimes the coffee, pastries and book are a lot more enticing that the blog eh! Good for you. Maybe you can post a photograph of yourself in your new hat !!! Hugs xxxx

  18. Ange Says:

    Angie you are so funny that you must definitely not resort to a pretty photography blog!!! I have thought of doing that myself on those days when, although I have lots to say, I don’t necessarily want to communicate it!

    We will just sit patiently and wait for your well chosen words. Unless you were thinking of giving up the pastries and setting to at mending that weather!

  19. angiem Says:

    Francesca, there aren’t many places here to wear such a fabulous hat either. But Easter is coming up. Perhaps I will wear it to church? And, of course, I’m going to a glamorous wedding later on in the year.

    Ange, you crack me up! :D

  20. Vicki Archer Says:

    Keep writing Angie….I love reading….xv

  21. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    Hello dear,

    You know, my wardrobe isn’t that huge. I prefer it that way too. Not really ‘an owner gal’. I just rearrange, mix and innovate a lot.

    I’d love to see you take photos… new ideas always give a boost!

  22. debbie Says:

    I love reading too! And my photography skills stink:)

  23. Cindy L Says:

    I don’t think you’ve been a lazy blogger, Angie. Actually, it’s great that you have a three-dimensional, juicy life — that you’re out there doing things in the world. I sort of wonder about people who are glued to their laptops all day, or only experience the world through a lens or by writing about it. It’s good to get out and really taste life, really live. Because you do, you’re a more creative writer!

  24. krista Says:

    spending time away with pastries and coffee? yes.
    wanted to send a quick hello your way and let you know you’re in my thoughts.

  25. colleen Says:

    Hello, it is such a pleasure to meet you!:) I have also been a very lazy blogger of late so I hear you! I also far prefer reading to looking at pictures so write away! It’s lovely and refreshing to read a well written post.:)

    Hope your week is full of joy!

    Love Colleen

  26. audrey Says:

    eating pastries, drinking coffee, and reading sounds just perfect… do enjoy!

    blog as you please my dear friend, your writing is soothing and comforting, the pictures you share bring smiles… and your presence simply is a blessing…

  27. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    angie ~

    just do whatever you feel comfortable doing. no obligation.

    I would imagine you are extremely busy and need down time that fills your soul , and sometimes “sharing ” feels like more work.

    I would love to see a photo of the rain because it means spring and Lent and all things hope.. no pressure though :)

  28. French Fancy Says:

    Don’t start a photo blog Angie - I find them so boring (is that sacrilegious to admit). I love your words and would rather you just post as and when.

    But I would love to see a photo of the hat


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