“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”

Such rain this morning, a mighty storm, and with it came the thunder which roared for what seemed like forever. I loved it. The day itself is now so humid I swear you can see it in the air, but there is a small breeze which gives some relief.  I woke up late and felt pretty good. Only my leg is painful. That is partly from the surgery and partly from the PT I had yesterday. The nurse came this morning to check my vital signs. She determined I am alive.

I shopped yesterday and bought two things: something I needed and something frivolous. Today I will shop again. I own myself one more frivolous item. I also need a laundry basket but in no way does anything connected with laundry count.

The roads must be jammed with people looking for something to do. Luckily I get to stay home. I don’t need a single thing. I did my Peapod order and it will be delivered tomorrow so I’ll be good for days, even weeks. This is like my own fallout shelter but with open windows, my computer and TV.

Rainy days never made much of a difference when we were kids. The playground was closed, but there was still so much we could do. I loved bike riding in the rain and loved riding as fast as I could through puddles. I used to lift my feet off the pedals as I hydroplaned through the water.  The bigger the wake, the more fun it was.

Reading is about the best way to spend a rainy day. Needing a daytime light makes it all seem cozy. I always loved being by myself to read. I’d usually stay in my room and lie in bed, over the covers, on my stomach. I could read all day with only a lunch stop for a sandwich and a glass of milk, okay maybe an Oreo or two to finish.

 

 

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12 Comments on ““Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It’s easy to see that it’s vacation time here in sweden, this area isn’t that popular for tourists so the roads is more or less empty now. A caravan or so perhaps but nothing more. It’s easy to see who’s a tourist because they always drive slow to look at the views, no one does that here since we see them every day 🙂

    Rain but no thunder here but warm and high humidity here too. I’ll mow the lawn tomorrow if the grass is reasonable dry, I’m not looking forward to it but the rain made it grow so fast soI really need to do it.

    I liked rainy days when I was a kid, lots of books to read and Like You I was lying on my stomach. I don’t think I could do that today though, my body would most probably protest a lot 🙂 Now days it’s on the back or sitting in a sofa.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It’s the same here. On the scenic roads the cars drive so slow;y I could scream.The passengers’ heads swivel back and forth so they can see the sights. WE are a huge tourist area because of the ocean.

      It hasn’t rained all afternoon, but it has stayed damp and humid. The breeze is still around making the day tolerable.

      No reading on my stomach here. I sit up on the couch or sit up in bed with my iPad. If it’s cold, I wrap myself in an afghan and am really cozy.

      Enjoy your evening.

  2. minicapt Says:

    No “Cascades” today?

    Cheers

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Fog and rain this morning. Sun and wind later on, Clouds and not much wind now. I think we’re going to get some weather.

    I spent all day on the internet or watching Planet Egypt. I had decided that today I was going to do all the responsible adult things like laundry, dishes and bill paying which I had been deferring for some time.
    Oops.
    Actually, I did do laundry and bill paying and I cooked. I did not do dishes. That was a bridge too far.
    The laundry is still in the cellar, though.

    Summer reading was the best thing. No required reading. Just the books you really wanted to read. No one cared if they were trashy sci fi novels or comic books. From what friends and relatives with kids say, that is no longer the case. There’s a list of required summer reading.

    Enjoy the evening. I think there may be more good rain sounds on the way.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      No sun the whole day down here. I think it will stay like this all night. I even

      I think it is supposed to be the same tomorrow.

      I didn’t do anything, and I have yet to pay the bills. I keep saying tomorrow. My sister did the laundry before she left, but I’m going to have to change the sheets this weekend and I’ll also change the cat litter. I’ll have to get someone come to get the trash for the dump.

      I had required reading in high school but not elementary school. The books were actually pretty good, and I had my whole list read by the middle of July.

      I’m hoping there will be rain as this iffy weather is uncomfortable.


      • Kat,

        Out of the books that were assigned in highschool, which did you enjoy most? My favourites were ‘Moonfleet’ by J. Meade Falkner, ‘Great Expectations’, and Alan Paton’s ‘Cry, The Beloved Country.’ The only poem that has stayed with me is T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Hollow Men.’

        What are you reading these days? My favourite local bookstore is amazing for remainders. W.W. Norton publishes a series of hardcover annotated classics which I’ve been collecting for a while. They retail for about $55, but the other day I picked up ‘The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ and ‘The Annotated Peter Pan’ for $12.99 so they’re keeping me out of trouble. They’re illustrated throughout with vintage drawings and watercolours.

        I heard on the news last night that parts of California have been issued with severe heat warnings for this weekend.

        Marie

      • katry Says:

        Marie,
        I don’t remember many of them. I know one was about Father Damien and the Lepers, and I remember thinking how brave he was knowing he could contract the disease. The one I will always remember is To Kill a Mockingbird. I thought it the most amazing book and thought the world should be filled with people like Atticus.

        In high school I was assigned Black Like Me to read, and I am still struck by that experience. I did small work for SNCC, door knocking sorts, and I think it was this book which propelled me to do something however small.

  4. Birgit Says:

    Still rainy, still cold, still ugly. Where is the summer? Can I blame you for posting “Let it rain”? Just kidding.
    I just returned from a great concert, an incredible combination of medieval traditional music from Spain and Iran. It may not be everybody’s taste, but imagine these voices in an old large church. Be careful, the music and pictures may tickle your travel bug.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9CN1IOxU4s

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Those pictures are gorgeous, and I loved the music. The combination is beautiful. Some of those paces were tantalizing!!

      The southwest is having temperatures above 100˚ every day Today it was 114˚ in Arizona. Here it will be pretty much in the 70’s every day, about average for this time of year.

      Tonight is damp and chilly.


  5. I’m always surprised that your weather seems to exactly mirror ours up here. There’s nothing like being curled up in a comfortable chair, under the warm glow of a table lamp, reading a book that you can’t put down.

    Marie


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