Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rain, Rain, Rain!!

It's raining cats and dogs today down here in cajun country! My dogs are running around with their tails between their legs wondering what all that loud noise is. My cat is well... just hiding. He's big and fat so I have no idea where he has found a hiding spot big enough for his enormous hairy body to hide but he's no where to be found!

We have tornado warnings, watches and flash flood warnings out everywhere within a 60 mile radius. Lots of areas have already flooded as it's been raining for several days here. I've lived through a flooded house once before in my lifetime and it's no fun. I feel for those people who are going through that right now. Luckily, we live in a pretty high area so hopefully we'll be ok.

I'm one of the weird ones though that enjoy stormy days. I hate tornado threats but otherwise a day filled with rain, lightening, and thunderstorms makes me happy! I love the mystery of it. I love how the rain feels on my skin and how refreshing it is. I also remember how fun it was to run outside after a big rainstorm and play in the puddles when I was a child. Strange, huh. I guess it's because I'm amazed at what happens up there in the clouds. How can it one minute be sun shiny and hot and the next, wet rain drops are falling everywhere. Snow fascinates me even more, unfortunately I rarely ever get to see that down here but on those rare occasions when I do... it's really magical. I should have been a weatherman. I can totally get why they love their job. I can only imagine how interesting it must be to them since they study why weather happens and all that good stuff.

I know people who only want the sun to shine and that makes them happy. But I'm just not one of them. Sure I like a sunny day but then the next day needs to be different or I'll start getting depressed! I need change!

I need to make this post short and quick as it's also lightening like crazy here. I could lose electricity at any minute and don't want it to fry my computer! I wanted to add some stormy pictures to this post but blogger is not cooperating. Bummer!

So I'll just end by asking what kind of weather makes you happy? And what's it doing in your neck of the woods right now?

12 comments:

  1. It's raining here, too, but I don't mind. I'm like you, I like the change.

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  2. It's supposed to get near 60 on Sunday. It's a little freaky because that's not normal at all. I'm just hoping the weather is good for the weekend of the 19th. I'll be traveling to Boston for my launch party.

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  3. I love grey skies. (No thunderstorms, but just quiet drizzles and the grey sky just before or after them.)

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    1. I need the thunder too... but no tornado warnings or lightening!

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  4. I'm weird, too: I love rain. It makes me want to write so much more than sunny skies. (Too bad I live in San Diego...)

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  5. I love sunshine, and also snow- especially if i can stay home and don't have to worryabout dangerous roads.

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    1. I agree totally, Ruth. I miss the snow but not the slipping and sliding and trying to stay alive on the roads part of it.

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  6. I love the sun. I need the sun. It makes me happy and calm and well happy. Now even so saying, in the humid depths of summer nights, I do happen to enjoy a thunderstorm or two. The wild light shows and the reverberating thunder. But then, bring back the sun once day breaks.

    ctny

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    1. I know, Courtney, you are one of the happy people I know that loves the sun and gets depressed if it's not out!

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  7. I love sunshine. In Tahoe, it snows, snows, snows rather than rains, rains, rains, and we'll get incredible sunshiny days afterward. But I prefer sun, and spring, and summer over the rain and snow. :)

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