The grey cool forgettable mug of an El Nino summer continues, though yesterday was sunny and warm and dry and lovely, and I went out for sushi just as in the old days. Yesterday was a long time ago. Today was either rain or the threat of rain; kids inside all day and cranky. Tomorrow is a holiday. I'm supposed to go picnicking if it doesn't rain. (Looks out window.) I think we'll be going to a coffee shop instead.