Tag Archives: rain

Monsoon, Day 2

“The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain.  This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you’d just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.”  ~Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons

While I *should* be doing dishes or laundry of prepping for this week’s lessons at the co-op, I am sitting here sipping my Earl Gray and catching up on email and Twitter. Meanwhile, Emma has already been dropped at school and Jacob has yet to drag himself out of bed so we can get cracking on our school day.

Frankly, I can hardly blame him.

The much needed and yet, really annoying, rain that has been falling for more than 24 hours kinda makes you want to stay in bed and sleep the day away. You may just call it really rainy, I call it monsoon. Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to. Whatevs.

These are the days that are made for snuggles, cocoa and old movies.

Yeah, not gonna happen. At least, not today.

As my friend Sweet Brown would say, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

So, I call holler upstairs to Jacob and say, “Have you got your days and nights mixed up, boy??” “Time to get moving!”

And with that, I should get moving myself. Sigh.

By the way, Monsoon, Day 3 is headed my way tomorrow.

If you have not seen it, please enjoy my friend, Sweet Brown, because everybody’s got time for that:

Sweet Brown–Ain’t nobody got time for that.


Filed under Day to Day, Music, Videos

30 Days of Thankfulness-Day 16

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”  ~Henry Ward Beecher

  • I am thankful for homemade Loaded Potato Soup in the crock pot for dinner! Tasty!

What I am really loving is that my son did the making of said soup…even though I did cringe as I watched him peelin’ them taters.  Yikes!  Which makes me thankful we did not have to make a trip to the ER due to any unintentionally self-amputated digits! I love that I can teach him some life skills as a part of his education!

  • I am thankful for Wal-Mart; you never know who you are going to run into there.

It was a real treat seeing Emma’s softball coach and his wife at the Wally World.  They, of course, being the sweet friends that they are, were asking how Emma was doing, since they were present at the leg breaking and have been following her progress for the last 6 1/2 months via Facebook.

  • Right now, I am extremely grateful for the rain that is falling outside.  It means my car is getting washed…for free, and not by me! Suh-WEET!
  • I am thankful that tomorrow is Thursday.  It means we have our home school co-op. We go once a week and  Jacob takes a couple of classes there and I teach a class. It is a long day for us and we have to do some schooling both in the car and at the library, but it is a fun day. I have about decided that Thursday is the new Friday around here. I love it that much.
  • I am thankful for sharing laughter with my daughter about some random silliness in the car on the way home from physical therapy today.  I am so grateful for the relationship that we share. It is so precious to me.
  • I am thankful, now, that it is bed time around here.  I am pooped! Peace out, y’all!

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  ~Thornton Wilder

Leave a comment

Filed under 30 Days of Thankfulness

Rainy Days and Mondays

No witty quote to insert here, just a little Karen Carpenter today. Yes, it is Monday and yes, it is rainy. And yes, my LCD is kicking up. Sing it. You know you want to. “Hanging arouuuuund…nothing to do but frooooown…Rainy days and Mondays always get meee doooown.”

I find my mental health suffers greatly on days like today. Mondays alone lend themselves to living life in slow motion, but throw a little rain and chilly temperature in there, and I am all but done for!


Add in there a little leaky ceiling, thanks to the leaky shower upstairs, as well as a non-functioning garage door during this morning’s downpour whilst trying to retrieve groceries from the back of the car and you’ve got yourself a great start to the week. Oh! And let’s not forget my vacationing PC. (Apparently the “new” motherboard they gave me a couple of weeks ago was a lemon. Nice, right? Buy the extended warranty, I’m just sayin. It pays for itself.)

Double Waaaaah!!

Moving on. Cause, where does the whining get ya?? Plus, y’all don’t want to hear anymore about that stuff anyway.

We had a busy weekend around here. Well, a busy Saturday is probably more accurate, I suppose, but it feels like we lived a whole weekend crammed into one day! Softball opening ceremonies, first game, band practice, the boys went fishin’ and to a friend’s cook out, also some shopping, Emma went to a friend’s house and finally, dinner in Charleston with out of town friends. That all happened on Saturday. Really awesome day, but it pretty much took all of Sunday to recover.

Saturday kicked off softball season for us. We love softball season around here. Emma is starting her third year.

SIDEBAR: I had another blog post all drafted and about ready to publish when my computer crashed. Oh, it was filled with all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom we have gained from the world of softball. Hopefully, you will get to read that post one day, but let’s just say for the record, that the biggest thing we have learned from softball is how to lose.

Yes, Emma has spent some time in these formative softball years learning that all-important–and humbling–lesson of how to hold your head up after you lose nearly every. single. game. Last year that is what happened; they lost EVERY game. Tough season, I tell ya.

Now, we all know the old adages about how winning isn’t everything and how it is just as important to know how to be a gracious loser as it is to be a gracious winner and all that jazz. So when this year’s practices started, Emma was very excited and we talked about focusing on teamwork and becoming the best ballplayer that she can. We also mentioned that we would like to win maybe just one little game. I don’t care who you are, it feels good to win the occasional softball game!

The girls have worked hard in their practices and Emma is learning to play first base this year, and doing great! Her BFF is on the team and we are liking the coaches a lot, as well. All those things together are making it a fun season so far, but…

Drum roll puh-lease!

I am happy to say that the Carolina Crushers WON their first game 7-3! Woohoo! I told Emma that now she can relax. The black cloud of “are we going to win any games this year” has lifted and now they can just play hard and have fun!

I would be lying if I said that mama wasn’t secretly hoping they win a lot more!!

Is that so wrong? 😉

*whispers Go Crushers*


Filed under Day to Day, Emma, Lessons