Blugh! That's how Sydney looked this morning, as it did yesterday morning. It's been a long while since I've seen two straight days of literally non-stop rain, and let me tell you, it's not pleasant. Like Atlanta, Sydney needs rain, but also like Atlanta, there's a point of saturation where the ecosystem actually doesn't benefit from any additional rain, and I think we reached it last night. I tried to get a jump on Spring yesterday morning and seeded some tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini, but I think my poor seeds are drowning. I had two bok choy sprouts coming up yesterday that aren't looking very happy right now. I don't really have anywhere to keep them that's not exposed to the elements, so cross your fingers for my tiny little ones. Speaking of which, we were supposed to go to a free class on no-dig gardening put on by the Sydney Watershed this morning, but given the fact that we already got drenched last night coming home from the movies, I couldn't bear to tear myself out of bed for a reprise. Besides, I've been feeling a slight cold coming on so I figured the workshop could wait for a sunnier Saturday.
Nija's responding naturally to this blight of dreariness by staying cuddled up beneath the doona. I don't blame her. SBS is playing French news, there's no coffee in the house, and we're fresh out of unwatched DVDs. What are we gonna do!?!? I even forgot to buy baking powder to make biscuits*. Ho-hum.
Last night we finally went to see Persepolis at the Dendy and it was even more brilliant than I had hoped! It reminded me of how much I miss Amy, though, and how little we got to see her even when we were in the US.
Well, Nija's up. Maybe that sun will come out after all.
*No, not cookies, dammit. Biscuits! Nija had a hard time explaining what a biscuit is to her co-worker Dave and it made us realize we needed to make actual Southern-style biscuits.