Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It's been raining here. Today. Yesterday. Day before yesterday. In fact, it's been raining about four days out of every seven here. The ground is sodden. Farmers' plants are drowning and being washed out of their gardens. I can literally sit and watch my grass grow. My yard is boggy in places, and we can't mow in all this water. My thermometer read 54F this afternoon. It's WET and COLD here, and I'm dreaming of dry, sunny, warm days.

So, I've been making use of my shawl to keep my shoulders warm, and trying to learn how to project a video from my computer to our TV set. Hubby really wants to do this. It's been difficult for my old brain to wrap around this, and actually I could not even make a start of it without the patient help of my son, who is an IT Tech specialist. After many hours of frustration, we managed to get the job done. Wires are hanging down all over the place from my shelves, but I guess that can't be helped considering the way things are set up.

Right now I am listening to one of my cats "knead biscuits," and another one snoring on the back of the couch. The sky is that deep, blue/purple of early night, and it's quiet outside. The birds have gone to bed, today's storm is over, and not a creature is about. I'm taking a little time to unwind and just be. Soon I will take up my book, read a few pages, maybe make a cup of hot chocolate, then head to bed. It's been a stressful and frustrating day, and I'm ready for some quiet introspection.


  1. My prayers that crawling into bed and reading was calming. Hugs.

  2. Love the photo.

    Hope you get some sunny, warm days soon.

  3. Nooo! Rain is lovely! I love rain.

    I am pleased for your comment about your cat snoring. My friends refuse to believe me when I tell them that my Perpetua snores. They look at me as though I've just announced that I sacrifice chickens to the sun.