There is just something about a rainy day that I just love. I can’t quite pin it down to one single thing. Maybe it is because I hold so many great reasons:
- Rainwater is best for all the plants. Veg, flower, bush and tree all look and act so much better with rain water. Even more so than our well-water.
- A steady rain (like what is going on now) makes me feel major creative! Writing, sewing, knitting, crocheting, even cooking (SHOCKER – for me anyway, I normally do not do the cooking here, and it is not one of my passions – love the eating part, but my Sis does the awesome cooking in our household).
- Something calming for me in the sound of the rain falling, especially on a tin roof (our outbuildings all have tin roofs).
- The sound of the wind whipping up, rain pouring down, throw in some lightning and thunder and I can fall right to sleep (hee hee- I know, it keeps most people up but not me – so weird).
- Then there is the childhood part of it. When I was young, we couldn’t wait for the rain to come. It meant fresh fruits and veggies to pick and eat, mud puddles to stomp around in, and the added benefit of hot cocoa when we finally came into the house soaking wet and cold. It meant something warm and comforting for me. Snow does the same thing.
I am much older now; I also have osteoarthritis (in all my joints) which can mean some painful moments on these types of days. I believe my contentment overrides the pain. Maybe it is also seeing something accomplished. I used to work in offices and factories. At the end of the day, I always felt like I didn’t accomplish anything. There was still a pile of work left to be done on the next day, and it all looked the same. Now I can work on a project and actually see that it is complete. The next day will bring a new project. Sure, I have some projects that take more time than others, but the overall feeling is of accomplishment.
So, this morning is time to finish a sewing project for a friend’s horses:
Then vacuum seal some meat:
Maybe work some more on knitting projects:
Then later I have to fry up some chicken and cook some rice to put on zucchini boats to be grilled this weekend (notice, the least fav thing to do is last – hee hee).
Then I usually end my days by sitting in my recliner and working on the yarn projects again. I never have just one going at a time. Right now I am working on 5. A couple of these are birthday gifts; a couple are going to be sold in my Etsy shop, and the other is one that I am actually doing just for me – woo hoo!
Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer and sunny (boo hoo), so I guess it’s time to do the “real work” – PROCESSING HARVEST yum!