Another Rainy Day!

Rain all week ;o(

I feel guilty for not welcoming the rain with all the appreciation that local farmers are feeling.  We really needed the rain, especially since ours is an agricultural area and depends on what grows here.  Still, it’s gray and gloomy and I tend to be the same.  I’ve discovered that I welcome the rain in a different way these days….all my joints ache in anticipation and then decide to continue to ache until the sun comes out again.

Today is a day for staying inside and keeping dry. But, if you have to be out in it, here’s something you will need to help you keep from getting too wet.                                           

At least they are colorful, and bright colors always make me happy. Maybe today is a good day to knit on something bright.  That’s after I finish my homework, of course. 😉

Not much to be thoughtful about this week…besides the earthquake in Japan, the terrible damage the tornadoes have caused in the mid-west, the on-and-on-and-on-going election news coverage…and so it goes.  I’ve been keeping track of the Afghani reactions to the killing of those people by an American soldier.  I feel so sorry for the soldier and his family, sorrier still for those who unnecessarily died at his hand and their families, and even more sorry that what he did could cause our nation to be in a heightened war condition and reignite the war in Afghanistan, with the US not in the leading part of advising and helping.  It’s more than a little frightening.

On a much happier note, my daughter and I will be going to see a stage production of ‘Mama Mia‘ on Sunday. We’ve seen it before, both the movie and a different stage production…but I just love the music!  I’ll be humming and singing for the next week, at least.  The tickets were my Christmas gift from my daughter, so I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for nearly three months.

Have a good weekend!


P.S. Here are some other blogs you might enjoy….more discussions about rain!


Rainy Sunday

It looks like it’s going to rain all day. I’m feeling frustrated because I can’t get into my email this morning.  My provider has decided that this weekend would be a good time to work on their online framework and since I’ve now lost (idiot!) the password they created for me on Friday because I couldn’t access my account (again), I am now stuck. Yesterday they told me they couldn’t imagine the update to last longer than a day.  I guess today is a good day to enjoy the freedom of not having to worry about my email!  Lemonade from Lemons, as it were. (I’m not a happy camper about this because it happens too often with this provider.)

Today is also a good day to be inside out of the weather.  The wind is blowing the rain, not sideways, but definitely at an angle; the temperature is in the 40s—unusual for this part of California, even in the winter.  We’re spoiled because we had almost Spring-like weather through December.  This kind of day always makes me wish I had a fireplace!

I shouldn’t complain about our weather. So much of the rest of the country is experiencing truly awful winter snows. My family living in Tacoma says they may take days digging out. The kids are thrilled because of a probable “snow day” tomorrow.  There’s always a silver lining!

My thoughts today are about a man who shot himself in the head with a nail gun, worked another 12 hours, went home, slept the night, actually woke up in the morning (a miracle in itself!), and (finally) went to the hospital.  He’s now recovering from surgery removing the nail and is considered fortunate that the nail just missed something vital.  I wonder what part of his brain that could have been, considering that he took so long to decide he had a problem?

On to more reading for school…a good way to spend a rainy day in my little corner of the world.

Hope your corner isn’t covered in snow!