Thursday, July 21, 2011

I love a rainy day

Just not on July 21st when it seems like we have had our fill of rainy days and then some.
I have been complaining and whining and moaning about the dark and gloomy weather here with the best of them.

Please see my Facebook status' and comments.

But I made a whiny comment to a friend who lives under the "weather dome" in TX and she told me about all the deaths being caused by the extreme heat down there. (thank Jennifer) They are really suffering.

And I want some sunshine.

Wah wah wah.

Last night, I was falling asleep and I felt the Lord nudging me to be thankful for our cool weather.
I was actually thankful for my snuggly down comforter and I did enjoy the smell of the approaching rain. (again)

I am thankful that I can run in the morning and not have to worry about the sun burning down on me.
It's nice that I don't have to water my outdoor plants. (the ones that haven't drowned. I'm just sayin'.)
I'm very thankful there are hardly any gnats or no-see-ems or what-ever-you-call-ems this year.
I am glad that we don't have to hurry from air conditioned building to air conditioned car to air conditioned building.
I am glad that my sun cancer survivor friend (Look, Jen! You made the Blog!!) doesn't have to cover her face with her arms and scurry out of the blazing sun like a sparkly vampire. Or a movie star hiding from the paparazzi. Whichever.

I am thankful that it is a rainy day and I have some coffee to make and a great book to read on my Kindle while I answer work calls. And check Facebook. And check out Nordstrom Anniversary sale.

I'm thankful for the bottle of Pendleton Whiskey hidden waaaaay up top in the back of the cupboard, maybe for such a time as this. It is awful cold and damp out, ya know. They say whiskey takes the chill off, and everything in moderation....

I am thankful for being able to breath in great big lungfuls of cool, clean air.

I love how very green everything is. God has so blessed this place.

No matter how much we rail, rain really is a blessing.


"...always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20
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