Monday, January 02, 2006

Rain, rain, please stay...

For four years of our lives together, Bill has gone to bed early on New Year's eve in order to get up at 2:30am. You have to get up so early in order to be at work by 3:30 to be on the bus in time to drive up to Pasadena to march in the Rose Parade. My husband was famous. Ok, not quite but he did march in that parade in 1995, 96, 98 and 99 before he changed jobs. He was one of those handsome Marines dressed in blue playing a behemoth of a brass instrument. I'd watch the parade alone, hoping to catch a glimpse of him while taking the Christmas decorations down. Sometimes they'd have great coverage, other times they'd show the band for a split second before moving on to the float behind them. We band wives spent most holidays without our husbands. I'd curse the fact that he was working AND that Stephanie Edwards and Bob Eubanks would brag on the sunshine we always had January 1st. "Don't encourage people to move here!!", I'd yell. They're doing that enough on their own. Just once, I'd like it to look like it normally does in the month of January.

That day happened today. My husband is home watching the parade, making muffins and it's raining on the parade. And you know what else? Stephanie Edwards, Miss Braggypants about our weather, is sitting in the stands enduring the rain.

Bwahahaha. Yes, I'm mean. Yes, I hate the fact that we are so stinkin' overcrowded here. But darn it! don't move here for the weather and then complain that we don't have any weather. Oh, and while you're at it, that traffic you hate? That's because of you.

Man, who put vinegar in my coffee??

Signing off to take down the red and green and start the house on a clean slate.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Girl, we NEED that rain here - blow it our way! I almost cried while watching the parade because we are so desperate for rain to put out the fires around here.

Mama B said...

I'm right with you.....San Diego is TOO crowded. I've been here since I was 2years old (1967...boy that's showing my age) and seeing the change is incredible. Every time I turn around a new development pops up. I just don't get it. Anyway, my husband was in the military for 20 years. He just retired in 2005 and we're adjusting well to the civilian life. He does miss it, but not the deployment part (I think)

Seeker said...

Well, I'm ALWAYS impressed with the Marine band! It's a sacrifice for you, but those guys do a great job.

I wondered if the rains wrecks the drums.

Katie said...

I promise not to move there! Course my husband is threatening to move us to the Bay area, I've heard that's not much better. I'm glad your husband was home with you this holiday!

zazzafooky said...

I was so impressed with those guys marching through the rain like it was nothing!

And that is fame :-)

Kelly said...

Did you send that postcard into Post Secrets? LOL