Sunday, February 8, 2009
Rainy Day Pics
Wow, it rained all day yesterday and it continues this morning. I thought it was finished but it's persistent. I just stepped outside and the rain still falls and covers everything with it's cleansing body. Yesterday I drove in hopes of capturing some of the rare rain with my camera. I ended up snapping a few shots through my windshield instead. It was kinda fun watching the cars next to me laughing at me taking pictures like a tourist. Lake Havasu City rarely looks like this. It is a welcome change. In a month we will all be pulling weeds I'm sure.
Coming up the hill to our house. You can see the clouds covering the sky. It's definitely filled me with that old familiar melancholic blood. I know it's always lurking and the rain can bring that out full force. I could never live in a state like Washington where it rains so much. Or Alaska where it's dusk all day and night sometimes. I need the sunshine like I need food and water. It feeds me.
It is a blessing to have such a beautiful view surrounding us. We can see the lake clearly from the front and back of the house. I don't take it for granted. I love to sit and watch the changes through the window. Even from my spot on the couch with my laptop I can see clearly outside. I don't even have to wear my contacts anymore. My eyes have been healed and I can see it all clear as day now. And though most of my own personal things are packed in the garage, what is left is a part of me here too. T's pictures of Jimmy on the walls and the gargoyles watching over us protectively have become a part of my history and my world.
Prada was content to stare at the Roadrunner for hours. The Roadrunner was persistent in pecking the window in hopes that the nice Lion would feed her some meatballs. This old bird has been a part of this household for years. T. has continued on with the tradition that Grandma left here when she died. It makes me smile to see her being so loving when at first glance she looks so mean and scary. Most people would never think she could be such a sweet spirit. But I wouldn't still be here if that part of her didn't exist.
Today we will watch some more TV, maybe catch Peyton Manning at the Pro Bowl. I'm not sure we're up to football though after last weeks loss. I think I'll whip up some Queso (Velveeta and Ro-tel) to dip our corn chips into. Blow my diet after working so hard all week. Naw, I'll eat in moderation. And for dinner we will warm up some of the delicious chili I made last night.
We'll finish off the night watching The Girls Next Door (double episodes woot!) and The L Word. Snuggle in bed like we did last night and just enjoy each other. Life feels so beautiful right now, despite the melancholy knocking on my door. I can't help but feel a sense of dread just waiting... waiting.....
I hope I can keep it at bay awhile longer...
Posted by greeneyes67 at 8:35 AM