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I Love a Rainy Night…..

Remember that old Eddie Rabbit song?? We used to have it on an 8 track tape. I liked that song and can still sing it when it comes on the radio, which doesn’t happen often anymore.

Sitting here in the camper listening to the rain come down reminded me of that song.

It is raining again.

And there are water leaks here too.

Seems to be a pattern in my life lately…

Puddles. Leaks. Water….

Don’t get me wrong, I love water. I love to drink it. I love to play in it. I love to watch the kids enjoy the water.

We enjoyed it yesterday as we kayaked but were reminded strongly of just how dangerous the water can be. It was all stirred up from all the storms we have had the last 2 weeks. Muddy, swirling, high water. Still carrying extra sticks and junk.

We saw lots of trees down on the bluffs bringing with them the stairs and decks of the people living above the water. What a mess.

Then we saw places where the rushing waters pushed the boats way up on the riverbanks. Where we portaged from above a dam to below it, there were the mangled remains of a pontoon boat and its pier. I didn’t even realize it was a pontoon boat until Hubby and the boys told me they saw more parts of it and identified it as that.

I have had enough of the rains and leaks though. Here in the camper even there is a spot in the corner where the water is running down in one small stream to leave a mildewed spot in the carpet and water damaged spot in the side of the camper.

Even our kitchen faucet is leaking…….

Looks like its not gonna stop any time soon tonight.

Just gonna have to embrace it and enjoy it!

And be glad that there is rain here.

The puddles will be fun to play in later tonight or tomorrow. I still like to do that sometimes.

Not sure I will ever grow out of enjoying some things like puddles and rain…

At least I hope not.Isn’t this a cool picture?? Love how the clouds look and how the greens pop!!

I am not liking the part where it comes into my living spaces tho. Nor do I like the parts where it is making its own paths through my yard. I would be much happier if things like water chose to follow the path of my choosing.

I suppose water just can’t do that. It will always find its own path. Even when I try to make it conform to my patterns. I can however use its natural paths through my yard and enhance that.

Makes me think of kids and how they have to follow their own paths.. I can’t choose them, but I can help them find and work with the natural paths they already follow.

Speaking of which, this happened last week too!! We moved our newest college age child off to college!!! Our first one to go off to an actual college. We are excited for him and can’t wait to see where his path leads.

Anyways…

Time to go figure out supper. Looks like my family is back.

They went to play in some indoor water..

Time to go out in the outdoor water.

Blessings,

Vicki

PS… just for fun, here are the lyrics for “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt.

LYRICS

Well I love a rainy night; I love a rainy night.

I love to hear the thunder;

watch the lightning when I lights up the sky.

You know it makes me feel good.

Well, I love a rainy night; it’s such a beautiful sight.

I love to feel the rain on my face;

taste the rain on my lips,

in the moonlight shadows.

Showers wash all my cares away;

I wake up to a sunny day,

’cause I love a rainy night.

Yeah, I love a rainy night.

Well, I love a rainy night.

Well, I love a rainy night, ooh, ooh.

Well I love a rainy night; I love a rainy night.

I love to hear the thunder;

watch the lightning when I lights up the sky.

You know it makes me feel good.

Well, I love a rainy night; it’s such a beautiful sight.

I love to feel the rain on my face;

taste the rain on my lips,

in the moonlight shadows.

Puts a song in this heart of mine;

puts a smile on my face ev’ry time,

’cause I love a rainy night.

Yeah, I love a rainy night.

Well, I love a rainy night.

Well, I love a rainy night, ooh, ooh.

Well, I love a rainy night.

Yeah, I love a rainy night.

Well, I love a rainy night.

Songwriters: David Malloy / Eddie Rabbitt / Even Stevens

Lyrics courtesy of YouTube.

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Off Topic · Vicki's Ramblings

Some Days, Even I Need a Glass of Wine…

Today…..

A great parade…

A broken air conditioner…. on a 95 and humid kind of day….

Water in the basement… again….

I need a bottle of my Uncle’s homemade wine…. per my Brother’s suggestion..

At least most of the day was good…

Blessings,

I pray your day was better.

Vicki