“After the rain cometh the fair weather.”

“It’s raining. It’s pouring. The old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, and didn’t wake up in the morning.” My mother used to sing this to us on rainy days when we were little. I thought of it this morning when I heard the rain beating the roof.

Yesterday Gracie and I got all our errands done even though the rain started just as we were leaving the house and I was loading the car for the dump. Of course, it would start then! Rain tends to be inconvenient.

The dump was our first stop. It was fairly empty of cars. People far smarter than I stayed home. Gracie watched as I emptied the trunk. She stayed dry. Our next stop was the pharmacy to pick up Gracie’s prescription. I got wetter. Gracie kept watch out the window. We next went to the central administrative office for the school district where I worked. I needed a notary stamp on a form to prove I am still alive for the retirement board. I was thinking a picture of me holding the day’s paper might have been a neater proof of life, but I balked. Our last stop was for dinner. I bought a fresh pot pie.

I crossed off every item on my errand list and none on my to-do list because of the weather as items on that list were outside. They’ll have to wait yet another day. I did bring my laundry down to this floor where it is leaning against the cellar door. Given my laundry history, I figure it’ll lean there for a while.

I have a bunch of catalogs, assuming that catalogs come in bunches. I’ll spend the afternoon going through them, whiling away the hours. Sometimes I get lucky and even find a Christmas present or two to order.

Gracie hasn’t been out since last night. She stuck her nose out the door this morning and pulled it right back inside. I tried later and still no luck. She’s sleeping. That dog stores water like a camel.

It’s time for lunch.

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16 Comments on ““After the rain cometh the fair weather.””

  1. alexankarr1 Says:

    Feels good when you’ve got it all done though, right?

    • katry Says:

      Alex,
      It really does!! Now I’m even eyeing the laundry. The last bag sat there over a week, but I’m more inclined to do it this weekend, a new land speed record for me.

  2. Hedley Says:

    The rains left and the mild weather welcomed a mid afternoon walk. The weather man is being vulgar so I have to assume that hopes of turning the corner are a shade premature.

    I watched the new AR, I liked it. Maybe because it has been gone for a year but it does seem to be worth watching. 10 pm on a Thursday night is hardly going to bring the ratings but there you go.

    I zoomed up to Metamora to pick up some framed Andy Capp and Bristow cartoons. They look fab gear and I spent a happy hour making adjustments to place these new additions.

    I think I survived the day without being caught in any April fools stuff

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      It is still raining. The storm started yesterday mid-afternoon. I praise the god of weather for giving us rain, not snow. We have the cold returning.

      I don’t know or I don ‘t remember what AR is. I find my dedication wans if the program is gone for a while. GOT will have been gone more than a year. I hope I’ll still be interested.

      Buying the stuff we love is the easy part. Finding a place where it or they will perfectly fit is another. I carry my frame around the house putting it here and there until I decide.

      I too was not caught. My mother was the consummate getter.

      • im6 Says:

        I’m pretty sure AR = Amazing Race. I was prepared to not like it because of the team twist (thought the previous attempt to match up couples on blind dates wasn’t all that successful), but so far, so good. The rock climbing instructor is right on the edge of annoying, however. Which team won’t know how to drive a stick shift?

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        Of course it is. How silly I didn’t remember. I have it DVD’d and will watch it tonight. I am always prepared to like it.

      • Hedley Says:

        Im6 and Kat – I was very pleased that I liked the new Amazing Race. Im6 for a manual transmission car disaster, please add the first team to get a rubbish taxi driver.

      • katry Says:

        im6 and MDH,
        We also have fear of heights, inability to swim and total map incompetence to watch for. Maybe we should do a bingo card! Prize to be determined.

  3. Bob Says:

    I haven’t looked at paper catalogs in years. The Internet is one huge catalog. We receive lots of coupons in the mail but not a paper version except for a Guitar Center catalog that my son reads, at least I think he does. When I was a kid I loved to peruse the annual Christmas Lionel electric train catalog. Later we used to receive the Nieman Marcus Christmas catalog which featured a his and her matching outrageously expensive gift. One year it was his and her matching private airplanes, or matching Rolls Royce convertibles. Now they charge something like ten dollars for the beautiful slick paper version and I can read the Internet version for free. Basically, I’m cheap. 🙂

    Today was cloudy with a high of 75. A low pressure system is moving in bringing with it widespread rain.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I enjoy the catalogs. I find stuff I didn’t know I wanted then I order and pay for it on-line. For specific stuff I already know I want, I go hunting on the internet.

      My mother used to get the Nieman Marcus Christmas catalog. I’d go through it for the fun of it.

      Rainy and chilly all day today.

      • Bob Says:

        Unfortunately, Nieman Marcus hasn’t been owned by the Marcus family since 1968. The stores were managed for many years by Stanley Marcus, known in Dallas as Mr. Stanley before his passing in 2002. Mr. Stanley, a liberal Jew, brought style and international flair to a city that was known for such residents as, Col. Edwin Walker of the John Birch Society and H.L. Hunt who owned the right wing Liberty network. Most of his customers at the time were southern, ultra conservative, segregationists whose wives spent millions in his downtown Dallas store. He wrote a wonderful book about the store called, The Quest for the Best.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        That catalog was like a giant wish book for adults. What I liked was beyond what I could afford. But it was fun to dream.

  4. olof1 Says:

    We’re having much the same wetaher today as we had yesterday, rather nice but perhaps a bit cooler. The kitchen door is open and the dogs can go in and out as they please, Albin wants to go outside all the time buit for a reason I can’t figure out he goes to the closed entrance door every single time 🙂

    I’ve done all my chores and sown tne seeds I’ve had in the fridge all winter, now I can only hope they will germinate, I’ve done what I can do to help them.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Today is a nice day, finally. I laughed at Albin going to the closed door. Gracie doesn’t go out unless I take her down the stairs. I’m hoping the new treads I ordered for each step will make her feel safe from falling.

      I haven’t started doing anything yet. I slept until nearly 11.

      Have a great Sunday!


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