We've definitely gone beyond raining cats and dogs! It's virtually a torrential downpour today, and it began last night and hasn't let up, even for a nano second. The ditches are flooding, there's standing water in the fields and in our yard, and before long, the creeks and smaller rivers will be flooding their banks. Have I mentioned lately just how much I despise rain? No? Well, ok...I hate rain!!! I don't mind the occasional rain shower, or even a good gully-washer from time to time...but this is beyond ridiculous!
Texas? Believe me when I tell you that if I could, I would...send a lot of our rain down to ya'll I believe in sharing the wealth.
So, the horses are inside today. My hubby cleaned their stalls before going to work this morning and turned them out with their morning rations while he worked. They chose to huddle together with their butts to the onslaught of water and didn't even show any interest in their hay. That's almost unbelievable, even to me! But there they were, sappy little faces, heads hung low, butts to the weather and I couldn't take it. I put more hay in their stalls and called them back to the barn. Without any second thoughts, one by one, they wholeheartedly marched inside and went straight to their own stalls...and quietly began to eat. It's a balmy 58 degrees today. The weatherman says to expect rain and winds throughout the day, and for most of this week. Oh boy. There's some hope for a drier weekend, but that's a long way off. We'll see. I can only hope.
My boss is on vacation this week and it's been unbearably slow at the clinic. I've done everything that I can think to do, and now I'm going to start working on some projects for handmade Christmas gifts for family and friends. Like so many others, we've opted to check out of the holiday craziness. There will be no "black Friday" shopping for this gal...no siree!! Instead, I plan on staying home the day after Thanksgiving and work around the house. I'll probably spend some time with the horses, keep a fire burning in the hearth and continue with Christmas gift making. I might even indulge in an afternoon nap. That sounds quite lovely to me. You couldn't pay me to go out in a shopping mall, or heaven forbid, a Walmart!!! I shudder at the thought!! That's simply not the way I want to begin my Christmas season. No way. No how.
This Thanksgiving we're having a simple affair in our home. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade bread rolls and of course, there'll be pie. You simply cannot have a holiday without the pies! I'm baking an apple pie, a pumpkin pie and might possibly try my hand at a coconut cream. Mmmmm, that was my mom's favorite. I like it too, but if I were to pick a favorite kind of pie??? Well, I guess it would have to be either apple or marionberry. Any old kind of berry will do, really, but marion or boysenberry is simply to die for! I just love pie!! They're my most favorite dessert item ever!! My hubby's a cake man, but I'll take a pie any day.
I hope that however you choose to spend the Thanksgiving holiday, it will be done so in the spirit of thankfulness. For that, my friends, is what this holiday is all about. Being thankful and keeping in mind how we all are extremely blessed. Be mindful of that, and give thanks to our Heavenly Father whose made all our blessings possible. For as the Bible says..."all good things come from God". I believe that wholeheartedly. Blessings everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Lorie @ Cingspots