And it rained, and it poured.........9:15 AM
There's something majestic about the sky this morning. It may be the remnants of last night's thunderstorm clouds, or maybe the way the sun is struggling to peek through which causes that amazing ray of light. I don't know but looking at the sky makes me smile.
That up there is a photo of the sky as I see it from my kitchen window.
We're in the middle of Monsoon Season here in Arizona, which I guess is my favorite. I'm a rain kinda gal, I love the smell of it, I love the sound of it and I love using it as an excuse to sit around the house relaxing, maybe sitting on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn while watching some soppy girl flick.
So yesterday around 5pm the skies started turning this dark purple color and within 30 minutes we were getting Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Now it's happened before where we get the warnings but not the rain, this time was different though because we not only got rain but such strong winds that they knocked over my huge recycle bin.
You all know how much I love sky photos and it's been a long time since I've shared them with you, so I'm glad I'm getting back into that habit again, if there's one thing that the Arizona skies can provide, is a beautiful array of colors.
I have a few things going on this morning, starting with stripping the beds of all linens and washing everything, if there is no more rain I may be able to hang them out to dry outside, otherwise it's into the dryer they go.
Then I have to bake some bread, I'm going to use Kelli's recipe for the Amish White Bread, it's the one I always use and I prefer to stick to what I know.
In the meantime I need to get my dinner going, I'm making 1-2-3-4 Chili in the Slow Cooker, I think it's the perfect day for it. I'll make some cornbread to go with it later and for dessert we still have that wonderful Orange Cake. While you're there you may want to check out the new recipe I posted for Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta, it was a huge hit with the family.
The kids have been begging to play outside this week, but I haven't allowed them and not because I'm mean, no, it's just that last weekend they were in the pool and both ended up getting burned. I don't know what they did with the sunscreen but apparently it wasn't on their body. They have sensitive skin and they burn easily. So I kept them in this week but they're fine now and I had said they could go play for a bit but then the rain kicked in. Poor kids.
We'll probably end up doing some sort of craft, or watching a movie or reading or something, not sure yet.
I want to set aside some time as well so I can finish this project, it's a prim stitchery that I want to hang in my bedroom. The finished project will say:
Two lives, Two hearts
Joined together by love
United in Marriage
August 12th, 1998
Problem is I ran out of the color I was using for the text, so I'm considering leaving the Curtis and Sandra as is and doing the date at the bottom the same color, removing the Two Lives, Two Hearts part and redoing it and the rest of the text in a different color? What to do, what to do?
I'll figure it out eventually, but for now I do need to start my day. Help yourselves to some Orange Cake and there's some hot coffee in the kitchen too, please stay as long as you like.