Saturday, July 11, 2009

A relaxing day.....

This morning I awoke to the sound of thunder rumbling..... not crashing, just rumbling. It was such a peaceful feeling to lay there and listen to it and then hear the raindrops lightly tapping at the window. We've had so many bright sunny days in a row, this came as a very welcome respite. The flowers were spreading their petals and drinking in the life giving moisture. They seemed to double the intensity of their vibrant hues, everything has turned greener, more fragrant. How I love summer!!

When I opened up the door to the deck to let the dog out the temperature felt tropical....very warm and humid. It was a nice change. The kind of day that's perfect to sit out on a screened in porch with a favorite beverage and enjoy a book or just sit and listen to the peaceful sounds of nature. My dog doesn't appreciate rain and I have to get her all excited to go outside by telling her to "watch those squirrels". She'll then charge out of the door and be halfway into the yard before she realizes that its raining....to her dismay. Since she's out there, she will do her business and then immediately demand re-entry into the house, giving me that look that says "yeah, you did it again...fooled me....you won't get away with it next time". But I always do, unless its absolutely pouring....then she wants no part of it and will not go outside until it stops. At that point the squirrels could cart the house away and she could care less, as long as she stays dry. Dogs can be so funny. She's a constant source of amusement for me.

Nothing much new has happened in my little corner of the world and you know what.....that's good! It gives me a break from the drama and trauma that can sometimes knock on my door. My grandson has a girlfriend and it seems serious. We rarely see him anymore and my daughter is feeling the empty nest blues. I told her to remember back when she was his age; that he's happy and she's a nice girl and her family loves him and she should be proud that she's done such a good job with him that his girlfriend's parents even approve. All their lives we nurture and train our children to be independent and when they start to spread their wings, we feel like jerking them back because we don't think they're ready. I told her to be happy for him....better he be like this than an anti-social recluse with lots of issues. She felt better at the end of our conversation (that's what moms are for, you know). I'm not one to sugar coat things....I tell it like it is and it usually works. She has another one to raise....her little girl. I'm sure she will do just as good of a job raising her but it will be twice as hard to let go of a daughter so she can spread her wings and fly when it comes time. I know it was for me. I'm not gonna tell her that just yet.

So I am enjoying this peaceful day while it lasts. Tonight the rain is supposed to move on and we will back to hot and sunny for a few more days....and that's all right too. Enjoy your weekend.

7 comments:

Smocha said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I wish I was there. LOL
It's scorching hot here.

Empty nest does hurt , in my experience ,for about 2 years. :)
And mine are all boys. I imagine it would be even harder to let a girl fly.

Cavuto begged and begged for his walk one day when it was raining so I finally said "fine ,you brat , lets go." He was NOT amused. lol
A wet cat ,whining in a stroller.....that's comedy baby .

Happy weekend!

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

Kinda' nice to have some of those relaxing days...Today it was cloudy and sunny trading time for the weather. It was relaxing here as I web surfed, read some, and just relaxed. My dog has been trotting right out, but he doesn't "do heat" well, so he heads right back in and flops! When it rains here, he of course loves it. Plows around the yard and then has to be dried off and paws wiped...(sigh)....Enjoy the rest of the weekend...
Glad to see that the computer fellow fixed you up...
See you....

KayDee said...

You sound happy Val and peaceful. I hope it lasts for a long long time.

I know I'm going to really feel it when my girls fly the nest but I know they will always come home for visits.

Florida Sue said...

Well it's about time I get around to commenting. I do this all the time. I think about what I want to say and then I get distracted and forget about it. It must have something to do with early senility or something.
We had a nice hot day today, but the rain is coming again tomorrow. I do remember when my sons left the nest. It was really hard to think that another woman was in their lives. In the best circumstances you gain a daughter. I did. I am still waiting for another one from son #2.

XOSue.

Brad said...

What a nice post. I wish I was there to sit outside with you.

XOXOBC

Cheryl said...

It's been dry and delightful here, but the hot and humid arrives tomorrow. Some rain in the evening would be great, especially if I could sit in a screened-in porch.

I have 2 more years with my daughter at home. I wonder what that empty nest will feel like....

(M)ary said...

"I haven't had much to write about and I'm glad really."

You are my kind of person!! (-:

It is such a blessing to have a non-dramatic, or as some people would say, boring life.