Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Devil is Beating His Wife!

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!

snow 2

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!

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  1. spent too much on size 13 double ended knitting needles to allow myself to go yardsailing this weekend.... but am making really cool hats with Kitty Cat ears (sort of....) also should be spending more time cleaning up for the grandson's arrival in a couple of weeks. the most traumatic is for my hubby who has to put his boxes of "rolling stock" away in the garage (something he has been putting off each week). Can you imagine the excitement of a 3 yr old obsessed with trains when he finds carrying bins full of engines and boxcars??

  2. I look forward to reading about your adventures big and small every week!! So I thank you for sharing all that you have. I love the picture of Zoe and Edward.

  3. Your blog is one of my all time favorites, have shared it with my dear old mom. We can relate to all your adventures and stories. Love it, love it, love it.


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