Saturday, November 15, 2008

The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down

Hum dum dum ditty dum
Hum dum dum
Oh the wind is lashing lustily
And the trees are thrashing thrustily
And the leaves are rustling gustily
So it's rather safe to say
That it seems that it may turn out to be
It feels that it will undoubtedly
It looks like a rather blustery day, today
It sounds that it may turn out to be
Feels that it will undoubtedly
Looks like a rather blustery day today...

Yep, it is a rainy, rainy day here. It started raining overnight and is expected to continue for the indefinite future. Makes me think of this:

And also of this (language warning: Eddie talks a bit more "R" than my blog tends to be normally):

and also of this poem, which was the first poem (other than a nursery rhyme) I ever memorized. My mom taught it to me when I was 2 or 3, and I subsequently have taught it to Kiddo and she recites it now when the weather's dreary just as I did a generation ago:


The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Now, when I first learned this poem, Mom taught me (and then my siblings) to say "Robert Louis Stevenson" at the end, so as a small child, I thought that was actually the last line of the poem. As I got older, I realized it was the poet's name, but that didn't stop me from teaching it to Kiddo the same, exact way.

But you know, as depressing as the forecast is for today:

It gets rapidly worse overnight tonight (note the use of the dreaded "S" word):

And then take a look at the first half of next week:

Soon I'll be changing my tune from all the rain-related stuff to


which will invariably make me long for

before too long.....

Yep, I can gripe about the weather pretty much no matter what time of year when I'm feeling cranky enough! Mother Nature loooooves me! I'm a regular Weathery Malcontent! Thank goodness for evil giraffes and confused ducks and Noah to keep me smiling while the rain, rain, rain comes down, down, down... if Kiddo didn't seem to be brewing up some germies (she appears to be well on her way to a Niagara Falls Nostrils experience, yee-ha), I'd dress us both up in rain gear and go out to stomp in some puddles! As it is, we're going to have Jammies Morning, read books (I believe she has a few Skippyjon Jones books picked out already) and build a mansion for her dino and "teeny-tiny guy" collection instead. Jammies Morning can definitely boost spirits, dontcha know!


Paige said...

Nasty here too--they threatened snow here for this morning, which almost never happens and definitely not in November.

It has rained every day this week--makes me want to go to bed

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL...I think the rain must confuse your're going insane in your random brain! Although I do enjoy a little Eddie now and then...and He's even dressed like a man!