“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”

The sound of pouring rain was what I heard when I first woke up this morning. One bedroom window was open so I could hear the rain hitting the roof and deck, but it is a west facing window so I didn’t get up to close it. Rain seldom comes from that direction. I stayed in bed a bit more until I needed my coffee so I dragged myself out of bed. The first things I saw at the bottom of the stairs were pieces of paper. I knew right away what they were. I had left four envelopes by the front door so I’d remember to put them in my mailbox. Cat1 had had a wonderful time last night. All four envelopes have been chewed, and pieces were all over the living room and the kitchen. That cat had chewed off the stamps and both ends of the envelopes. I’m going to mail them in new envelopes with apology notes and a picture of the cat.

I bundled up and went to get the papers and yesterday’s mail. My jacket and shoes got soaked, but that’s no never mind. I got my papers. My morning is compete.

I love sitting in my house on a rainy day. I put on the scallop shell and pepper lights in my kitchen. They lend a comfy glow to the room. I light the lanterns in the living room. The only full light is here in the den, my spot. I need the light for reading and as backlight for watching TV.

The cat has taken to whacking Henry when he goes by him(?). Henry hesitates before passing by the cat and then he runs. The cat’s paw sometimes does get poor Henry, but luckily the cat doesn’t use claws. Henry is not innocent in all this. He is forever sniffing the cat and takes to chasing the cat when he can. All of this makes for a lively house.

When I was a kid, rainy days meant getting soaked walking to and from school. My shoes took the worst beating. They squeaked and water bubbled. As soon as I’d get home, my mother had us take off our wet school clothes. She’d put them on hangers to dry. Our shoes went boy the radiator if it was winter. If not, they were lined up in the kitchen for drying. I always got into my pajamas instead of my play clothes. Most times I’d read and while away the afternoon.

I loved the rain in Ghana. It was sometimes dramatic. I’d stand on my little porch and watch the rain. I had to walk to and from the classroom block, and I’d get wet, no umbrella, no rain clothes, but it didn’t matter. Everything dried quickly. All three times I have been back to Ghana have been in the rainy season.

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8 Comments on ““Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Cats can be very destructive when they have fun 🙂 🙂

    Here the rain almost always comes from west so those are the first windows I need to close. It almost never comes from east but those windows are almost never open 🙂

    A few drops have fallen from thge sky today so it has been a big difference from previous this week when the rain has been pouring down. Very windy though, Dorian still wants to show he has it 🙂 🙂

    I fetched my new glasses today and on my way home I thought I would stop and buy a couple of cinnamon rolls but didn’t, now I wish I had 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      This one surely had a great time. Pieces of paper were all over. The envelopes were shredded.

      The rain just stopped but it left a damp, dark day. I don’t know if it will again again but it feels like it. The wind is picking up.

      I can never turn down cinnamon rolls. They are one of my weaknesses.

      Enjoy your day!!

  2. hedley Says:

    Mrs MDH was out last night, down the Fisher Theatre in Detroit to see “Cats” . Knowing how much I hated that show, she only made a half hearted attempt to get me to go. So I had a quiet evening watching the BBC on the BBC iPlayer. and catching up with a couple of shows I enjoy.

    The deluge started around 6.30 pm and was “Noah’s Ark” enough for me to anticipate a loss of cable wifi and even power. Some how none of those things happened. we are supposed to be bobbing around on a lake tomorrow night but the forecast looks hostile

    • katry Says:

      Hedley,
      It is cool from the dampness. Though the rain has stopped, the sky still looks threatening. The top branches of the trees are now blowing which adds to the ugliness of the day.

      I am also not a Fan of Cats. My extended family, mostly cousins, were horrified when I said that. They thought I was kidding. I was not.

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    We haven’t had rain in awhile and are on the verge of a drought. I agree with Hedley and hate the broadway show Cats. One good song and the rest is just eh.

    The high temperatures are in the mid 90s and the low temperatures in the mornings is drooping to the mid 70s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      We had rain a few days ago but this rain stayed around until late afternoon. Tonight still feels damp. It was in the low 60’s today and will go down to the 50s tonight. The weekend through Monday will be in the 70’s, a touch of summer in September.

      I am not a Cats lover either. I am not a fan of musicals with a few exceptions West Side Story being one of them.

      It was a lazy day for me today!

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        There are lots of great musicals such as Oklahoma, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and Beautiful. Andrew Lloyd Webber was not the reincarnation of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 🙂 All of his music sounds similar. His stuff is closer to Barry Manilo. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        Those musicals do sound similar to one another like Oklahoma and South Pacific.

        My summer theater has more musicals than anything else because they always draw a big audience.


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