Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rain, Rain, Stay Awhile...

When we were kids we'd sing that song,

Rain, Rain, Go Away.
Come again another day.

I have never minded the rain. In fact, I rather like it! We've needed it so badly in west Texas lately, it's been like nuggets of gold dropping from the sky. We've got a good rain going right now.

This morning as I was driving to work, there was just the right mix of rain, clouds heavy with more rain and sunshine. I know there were rainbows somewhere. Rainbows are just the epitome of serendipity!

As a little girl I liked the school days when it rained. We'd have to stay inside and play inside games like 7-Up (don't remember how it went, but it had something to do with the class putting their heads on the table and someone going around and tapping you, I think.) I remember those inside games as being a little more personal and fun than the outside times...for me anyway.

I love curling up with a good book (or computer) when it is raining outside. Truth be told, I especially enjoy taking nice long naps on rainy days. I've enjoyed watching our "turtle boys" tonight. They seem to be more active in the rain.

Don't you especially love to hear the slow rumble of thunder when you are warm and safe inside? Tonight it is slowly raining and soaking the ground. Everything will be so pretty and bright green in the morning.

I don't spend a lot of time cooking or baking much anymore. Cheryl is the cook for our B & B. But tonight I've got a batch of pecan pie muffins in the oven right now. (Cheryl's recipe) They smell so good. The rain is pitter pattering down and I just now heard the low rumble of thunder!!.

Ahhh. It's a good night. Very good indeed.

(Making up words is fun!)


Sarah said...

I LOVE the rain and always have. Rain is AWESOME for sleeping, snuggling, reading, and baking yummies. All my favorite things!

Vann said...

I really like the new look of your blog! I'm also a big fan of rainy days, too... and being in a big, soft chair reading a good book.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love when it rains. Even as a kid I loved the rain.

I remember playing 7 UP. The person who was "it" would say "Heads down, thumbs up" and the kids would all lay their heads down and put their thumbs up. Then the "it" person would go around and tap the fingers of 7 kids. After they were all tapped "it" would say "Heads up, 7 Up". I don't know what happened after that though.


Anne said...

Loving the rain...it's my favorite! It makes me want to clean and organize. I know, I am weird!

The Ballinger Family said...

Pecan Pie muffins? That sound absolutely yummy! You must share that recipe!

not-so-deep Denise said...

And it just seems nicer in Abilene, doesn't it? I think it's cause we long for it and in the Southeast we tolerate it. We even wish it would stop.

NOBODY says that out loud here....

Suzanne said...

Great minds think alike..rainbows, I mean. :)

There is just something wonderful about a rainy cool day when it's been SO very hot for so long. My eyes are sensitive to the sun, so a dark rainy day is quite refreshing to me sometimes. My brown grass in the yard loves it too.

SimplyEverything said...

WOW! That picture is so beautiful and so depressing at the same time!