Four inches of rain have fallen on us since Wednesday. Our county remains in extreme drought conditions, so hardly anyone is complaining about the rain.
There are some who really dislike rain. Two of them are our Golden Retrievers, Ellie and Lucy. They do not like being out in the rain at all. They complete their outdoor duties and immediately want to come back inside. Once inside, Ellie is content to find a cozy bed and snooze. Lucy, on the other hand, tries to wish the rain away.
Lucy stood near the door to the deck.
Mom! Look! It's still raining!
And it's gray and there is nothing to watch! I don't see any squirrels, and the birds are just sitting there.
Even that old Santa doesn't like it. Wish I could slap that silly smile off his face. But you might get mad if I mess with him, wouldn't you?
Lucy ran to the dining room window to see how it looked from there.
Mom! It's raining on this side of the house, too!
Suddenly she had an idea. She sat and looked at me.
Hey Mom! Can I go out to the garage and see what Dad is doing? I might be able to help him.
All right, dear.
We went to the garage. My husband is trying to make yet another squirrel baffle, this one from PVC piping. Lucy just loves watching either of us working. She checked out the system, then seemed disinterested.
We came back inside. Lucy made the rounds, checking all the windows. It was still raining from each one.
Finally, Lucy just gave up. She settled down for a nap.
We are so grateful for this nice rain. The trees really need it before winter. It was a nice, gentle rain that really soaked into the ground.
All of us seem to be on some sort of countdown these days. Friday after next will be Christmas Day. We're counting the days until our family members come home to celebrate with us. Whatever your plans between now and Hanukkah or Christmas, or simply to the end of the month, take a breath now and then. Relax and don't let the holiday stress take over your life.
Have a wonderful, safe, and happy weekend.