Monday, October 12, 2009

Raining Roses!!!

My son gets up this morning, looks out the window and starts to pout.

"Mom, it is raining AGAIN! Doesn't God understand that recess and soccer games are important to a boy my age!!!"

Bless his little heart. Bless mine for having to put up with a cranky son, who is "BORED" constantly because his basketball goal and bike are temporally not usable due to the pouring rain. I'm beginning to think this family needs to build an ark.

So, since the weatherman calls for rain most of the week, although I have learned that they really don't know much these days...I think God likes to remind "know it all weather people" who is really calling the shots in this world, I have decided to find some cheer for the rainy day blues. In other words here is my list of ten things I choose to be thankful for today, things I am reminded of when it is wet and cold.

Care to join in the fun? If it is sunny at your house, I don't really want to hear about it...just shut up and play along.

Rainy Days remind me of...

1. A big bowl of potato soup with a yummy grilled cheese sandwich on the side. I can almost taste it. Hmmm...note to self...possible dinner idea?

2. My cuddly fleece blanket and a good book. I love to read. I love a good blanket.

3. Having my family around, even when they are stir crazy, because it is too wet for them to do anything. During busy schedules this is sometimes the only time I get to see them, except in the car!!!

4. Windows on my car. Saw a guy today with a trash bag taped on his window and thought "bless him, Lord. That has got to be a bummer, especially on a day like today." Made a note to self to be thankful for my "dirty" but solid, "closed"windows.

5. A good night's sleep. Nothing better than sleeping with the rain. I HATE storms with a passion, but when the rain just quietly falls.... better than a baby's lullaby.

6. Wearing jackets and sweaters. I love fall and winter clothes. Give me a comfy sweatshirt or sweater any day.

7. Pretty green yards. Usually about this time the yards are all turning brown, but our grass has certainly been fed this year. I love God's shade of nature green. Although I do like fall leaves too.

8. I am thankful for the makers of pain meds. Unfortunately the rainy weather puts a spell on my poor head and I live with headaches these days. I am thankful God made smart people who invent things to help a girl out.

9. I am always reminded of one of my favorite little lines from a poem I found while in high school. I don't know who wrote it, but here it goes...

It isn't raining rain for is raining roses down.

In other words, find the blessings in the showers!!!

10. And then I simply like the fact that I can stay home...didn't you hear? Soccer games were cancelled. Woo! Hoo! Sorry, Jordan, I know you want to go and play, but mom would rather curl up in the recliner and watch "Dancing With The Stars" tonight.

OK, your turn. What do cold wet days make you thankful for?


Sharon Sloan said...

I love your list! :) Similar things here, too, on rainy days.

We like to sit on the front porch (when there is no lightning involved) and just watch the rain. I used to do this with my mom when I was growing up, now I love doing it with our cherubs.

The simple pleasures.

Oh -- and thankful for cute umbrellas! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great list. I love being in the house and watching movies on a cold rainy day...or going to the dollar movies.

Heart2Heart said...

I love being a kid again and splashing in the puddles with my kids!

My favorite memory, I've always wanted to dance in the rain with my hubby and we did it the very last time it rained. Best all time rainy day favorite.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

I love your quote! I, too am looking for isn't raining here, yet, but I believe it is on it's way.

Kendra Lee said...

Sooooo good to think of the blessings!! I'm a coffee drinker, but on a cold, rainy day - I love a good cup of hot tea!! I also love hoodies-n-jeans :p. And, not to be a total copycat... I love when games get canceled and we stay home :D. Hope the weather clears up soon!!

Amber said...

"Shut up and play along." -- You're so forceful. Geez. I'm thankful for being about to jet off on trips with the husband because all of the ball games and practices are cancelled.
SUHWEET!! Going to the OKC Zoo tomorrow!!! In the rain...but whatever.

Jim said...

I've got one that is definitely not mom's favorite. When it rains it's impossible to mow the lawn. I'm still looking for grass seed that only grows grass two or three inches high and uniform across the lawn. I'd sell my mower! Your mother, on the other hand, loves the yard work and I'm happy for her. "I just smile inside when I hear the pitter, patter start."

You get it honest, honest!

Love you,

PS: Your Thailand missy aunts and uncles and cousins all say a big hi and wished they could have seen you. We had a great time in Alabama last weekend.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

Every once in a while a rainy day with make me sad but more often than not I LOVE them. Especially since we don't get anywhere near the rain that you do. I truly miss it and when we get a good soaker I just love it.
Time to read a good book plus rain? Added blessing!
You're son to funny! Perseptive kids. HE knows he need his sports!

Angie said...

So you don't want me to tell you that it's sunny and 85 degrees here today??

I love rainy days. They make me want to bake then sit down with my baked goods and a cup of coffee and watch the rain.

Hope you dry out soon.

really.truly said...

I love when it rains at night...sleeping while it rains is awesome!
Rain is always a good excuse for coffee...or making cookies.
I share your headache rain woes. I always say that my sinuses are better than the weather man..they clearly can predict rain!

really.truly said...

Oh....and as I was typing my comment it started to rain joke!!!

Time for coffee...or cookies.

Miss Charlene said...

What an optimistic post :) I don't care much for rain at all and it looks like the second coming of Noah's flood here now. I'm gonna try to look at the bright side of this weather and make it as cozy as possible. I'm also gonna try not to complain that I cant go outside and do laundry since its raining anvils :P

Anonymous said...

Thankful to have all my little chicks gathered inside with me, good-smelling candles all over the house, freshly baked goodies in the kitchen....Rainy weather makes me want to nest and enjoy my family and my home.