Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It Rained!

It's no secret that California is in a major drought.  It's really bad and quite scary.  I do my best to conserve water, but every time I turn on the sink, I get a little nervous that I am using the water inappropriately.  It hardly snowed last winter and the last time I remember an actual significant amount of rain was in March.  It's been sunny and close to 70 degrees for almost a year.  This is absolutely not normal, especially for Northern California.  Well, today it finally rained!  Hardcore, torrential downpour rain!  Everyone was super excited and school basically stopped for a moment while we stared outside.

I never thought people would get so excited over rain.  But when it's been more than 6 months since our last big storm, this is a big deal.  There was even thunder and lightening.  It was a fun day!  I am sure the plants were doing a happy dance.  Most of the county was!

Thank goodness for some good news, because Monday was a hard day.  We had to put our 15-year-old dog down.  She had been hanging on for dear life, but her back legs gave out and she couldn't get up.  She looked as though she was basically pleading for us to let her go and we did.  It's always so hard to say goodbye to a dog.  She chose us when we went to the rescue in 2001 and she was a loyal dog ever since.

My mom and I took a long walk at our healing place.

Of course, we brought along Milo, because he is still here and we love him more than anything.  

We walked barefoot and had a long conversation.  It's always good to chat with my mom.  I love that we are more friends than anything else.  I tell her everything and we rely on each other during hard times.  She is my rock, and I adore her.

On Tuesday, I got a number of compliments on my shirt.  I just pulled it out of my closet and threw it on.  I wake up an hour before I have to leave the house, so I don't spend any time getting ready.  I prefer sleeping over looking good, I guess.  It's always a mood-lifter when you get compliments though, so I took them.

Anyway, that's what's been going on around here.  There is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow.  Hopefully that holds up.  We need a solid month or five of rain to get us out of this dangerous situation.

Where is your healing place?  


  1. I am so so sorry you had to say goodbye to your doggie. I wish I could give you a huge hug. We had to put our cat down almost a year ago and I still cry about it. I will miss her forever.

  2. I'm so sorry about your pup. It's so hard to say goodbye to a family member that way, and dogs are just so loyal and amazing...I'm sure he had an amazing and happy life with your family!