Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain. ~Langston Hughes

We peacefully fell asleep last night to the rain. It was great, so different than the hush that comes when it snows. Later in the night I woke up to downpours. Then this morning we found out the man had to take the day off to pump out all that wonderful water -gotta love spring rains and flooding. Living in the valley everything runs down to us and all the construction on the mountains has changed how the water flows. My mother had a stream running through her back yard. My driveway had a stream running down it which eroded one foot ruts. The truck doesn't mind the changed terrain but my car does. The driveway has been here for over thirty years and it has only been in the past four years that the runoff from the mountains have turned it into a stream bed everytime it rains. The TV says we got approximately 2.5 inches. The rivers are up but I don't think there will be massive flooding like 2006.
I am happy Spring is finally coming though and if I had doubts....I got my first duck egg on Monday. I am only getting one a day but the others will come around soon, I have faith. When the weather warms I will let them set on some again.

I have not been knitting as I am still flip flopping on what to make. I did finish spinning and plying the dyed alpaca I had started months ago. I used Lemon Oil on my wheel and it looks beautiful. I also read the book The Friday Night Knitting Club. I had grabbed it just for something quick to read not realizing the main character dies from complications due to her cancer...not what I wanted to read while my mom is on chemo.

Tomorrow I have plans to drop off a dehydrator at #1's house and take mom to Border's. She is leave early/get there and get back type of person so I might even be able to get in some spinning before the kids get home from school. For now I am off to scan Ravelry for a bolt of fiber lightening and watch Idol.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

git out yer hip waders...there's more a commin'