Rain is falling (we have a metal roof, so I can gauge the amount of rain by the sound) and the sun just peeped out. Which is called a sunshower, and in some parts of the world when that happens folks say, “The devil is beating his wife.” I haven’t found an explanation of the phrase’s origins, but it’s said in various places all over the world. Some things are better without explanations, don’t you think?
It’s been a rather wild and wooly week, weatherwise. We started out with a few days of snow, and then got several days of serious rain. Lots of flooding in Salem, streets closed, some nearby towns were evacuated. I can tell you we were awfully glad we live near the top of a hill! Okay, a little less glad during the snow part, but hey, I’m retired – I don’t have to go anywhere! Not that I haven’t interacted with the weather. I’m still housebreaking a puppy, which means regular trips outside at all hours. I admit I’m going to be extremely happy when Zoe becomes more reliable!
I did go out garaging on Saturday, there were 4 or 5 sales to check out. I bought one item for fifty cents, but it’s going to be a present for someone who reads my blog so I can’t say what it is yet. And I picked up one free thing, a somewhat battered cookie sheet that fits in my oven better than some we already own. Not a subject for an exciting photo shoot. Had one short conversation with a couple of ladies about how you can actually wash leather shoes in your washer, air dry them, then give them a good polish. They seemed happy to have the information.
In short, not the most exciting Saturday morning ever. Gosh, you’d think it was the middle of winter or something.
But I do actually have something I’ve been wanting to say:
Yes, a big ol’ thanks to all of you who read my blog, with an extra heaping of gratitude for you regulars. Just went and looked at my numbers, and I have 556 subscribers (people who get notified via their RSS reader when I post something) plus 378 followers – you can see them over in the right hand column. So far we’ve had over 256,000 views of this blog. I really appreciate every one of you who takes the time to stop by and see what I’ve been up to, and I love, love, love it when you leave comments. Besides becoming a conversation here on the blog, they arrive in my email box, and it’s such a treat to hear from folks near and far.
So rain or shine – or today rain AND shine - thanks for stopping by!