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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Rain Rain Go Away...

Come again another day, Went to bed and he bumped his head, And couldn't get up in the morning...
What a head injury has to do with the weather is beyond me, but I am well and truly tired of our rainy days.

Last night we stacked quite a lot of the wood pile, with still more to do. When you can only do things after work, and after supper, it doesn't give you a lot of time (and before you are eaten alive by the bugs).

On Sunday, daughter and I got the vegetable garden in. I thought I was late (again), but honestly the ground has been cool and the nights have been cooler, so I think not putting it in until now hasn't been the worst thing.  It has received two steady rains since being put in, so no worries about watering it. I am sitting here at 7:06 a.m. drinking my morning coffee, reading blogs which is my routine before work and I have the door open, with the cats on the other side of the screen door, laying on chairs on the porch, the rain falling steadily. Today was supposed to be the next level of track and field meet (after the regionals). It has now been cancelled due to the rain. Our own school level meet was delayed a day due to the rain.

I just heard a mourning dove call. My silly chickens are out in the rain.

My hair will be huge today.

It would be a perfect day to curl up under a light blanket, sheltered on the porch, and finish reading my book. I don't think I can use that as an excuse for not going in to work.
Scintillating post today.

19 comments:

  1. Sweet Jenn, Once you retire, you will wonder where you ever found time to work...because you will be crazy busy then. LOL. I love the way you described your morning just now...felt like I was reading the beginning of a lovely novel. We too have more than enough rain...but of course it's not as bad as the plains states that have flooded up to the roof tops of homes. I am tired of rain, bugs, and bills. Hugs to you young lady. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. please show your garden once it starts growing. :)

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  2. "My hair will be huge today."

    Hahahhahaha! ;-)

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  3. I'm calling today's rain as this - a woman's rain - soft & gentle. Not like Monday's storm that tossed everything off the patio! I like the Dove's calling, I call them The Old Ladies in sweaters. Hoping that your big hair day is a good one ... it's why I saved my banana clips, tames even the wildest! ... Mary-Lou =^..^=

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  4. I don't think anyone feels scintillating at present - awful rain and wind here too.

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  5. Constant rain and grey skies do make you want to be swaddled and cosseted and given a cup of tea and a book. It is nice not to have to water the garden, though.

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  6. I saw our first dove today. I wonder where her mate is?
    Grandson and I stacked the shed a few days ago. We were eating dinner the other night and we heard this awful rumble, we thought it was an earth quake. We have to restack the whole lot? Don't know how we are going to do that but it has to be done.

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  7. Magregors farm at Braeside are saying they are about three weeks delayed at their market garden. We saw them selling asparagus today in a parking lot. Mine is long finished.

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  8. My hair curls with the humidity when it rains. Loved your post today. I hope the rain begins to leave and we see more sunshine. It is so cold here in Chicagoland today. Only in the 60's and chilly. This is very low temps for this time of year. WE need Mother Nature to turn on the heat!
    Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. Seems rain is the subject this week as here in Charleston SC where we are currently visiting on a road trip, it was a day of near torrential downpours. Actually, a welcoming day of rest since we did not have to go out and thankfully when it stopped for awhile there was a museum nearby. Good that you got the veggie garden planted in time for you nit to need to water right away.

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  10. Managed a dry morning on Tuesday but back to a waterlogged garden again today. I managed to get three tomato plants, some basil and a couple of peppers in this weekend but will have to make another trip to the garden centre tomorrow. Planting continues!

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  11. Your hair gets huge and mine gets flat. Perhaps we can meet halfway and have the perfect hairdo :)

    We were on a roll with sunny days and now we'll have a few days of tiresome rain *sigh*

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  12. I love it. Sounds like the perfect morning!

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  13. I'm on day four of purging the basement because it was ankle deep water in parts (and water all over, even if not as deep). That was Tuesday. I live in terror of more rain, as there is a floor leak and it was even coming through closed windows. I feel your rain pain. Right now I just want to crawl under a blanket but back to it. What IS it this year? I remember icky springs but nothing like this. And all over.

    And I, too, am of the big hair day with this humidity and wet. If it was any longer I would be in super bit hair trouble!

    Hang in there, Jenn. I hope it can only get better. (I'm not sure, but I sure hope so!)

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  14. I have the "rain-fro" going on under my hats these days because of the humidity...I remember the days in high school when I had rail-straight hair...now it's all POOF. I'm sick of it too Jenn...it's 10 degrees and rainy today. I hope my little tomatoes aren't suffering too much!

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  15. We haven't had the continuous rain as you have but our soil is still much too cool for this time of year. If we have an early fall, nuthin' out there is gonna have time to mature.

    There's an old farmers' saying that if your chickens are out in a rain, it means there's no foreseeable let up of the rain. Great, huh?

    Our hair! The bane of our existence! Your hair gets big, mine goes flat. I'd rather have yours. You can always tie it down (!) but it's impossible to poof it up! ;o)

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  16. Oh dear! You describe so well the feelings that we all have known from time to time. I hope the weekend brings you some sunshine or if not at least the chance to stay under the blanket and read your book!

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  17. Gosh. I usually order wood in August. The land is dry, and they can drive up in front of the shed to dump it.
    It's been cool weather, and the bugs could carry me away, if I didn't use bug spray. I'm on antihistamines, actually. I've been getting hives from the bites.

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  18. When I was younger and had longer hair it would get huge. Now that it's shorter, it curls up beautifully in damp weather. Sorry to hear you sounding so woebegone, but I do understand. We finally had 3 nice days of sunshine and milder temperatures, but we're back to clouds and showers now and in the future. At least we got a taste of nice weather! Hope sunshine is headed your way.

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  19. Thank you for all the comments! Sorry I didn't answer each one individually. I sounds like rain and cool weather is hitting many folks.

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