Podcast 8: Embracing the rain.

For now, the rain has returned to my corner of the Northwest. It came back in a major way. This morning I was awakened by the sound of it pouring on the roof. I was thinking about how much I enjoy the sunshine when I remembered that the rain brings life to all of the trees, flowers, grass and vegetables I enjoy when the skies are clear.

wpid-20150601_131109.jpgMy personal life can be like that, too. This week I have been dealing with a lot of rain in terms of the conflict between my children’s need to test boundaries and my need to maintain sanity. At moments it has been a thunderstorm, but just like the vegetation, we need these episodes to grow and become the people we were created to be. If only it could be done in peace and quiet.

In the podcast I talked about the fun I had with my most recent Inspiration Wednesday Project, which will be featured in tomorrow’s post. The quote of the week is from Georgia O’Keeffe, “The days you work are the best days.” For the most part, I agree.


The sound of water pouring through roof gutters woke me up, so I knew I’d be dealing with a lot of rain today. Yesterday, I had a precipitation break and it felt so wonderful to be outside and have nothing pouring on me. Did somebody complain that the weather was too dry? I don’t know what happened, but I know that there is water EVERYWHERE. I know it could be worse and we could be dealing with tornadoes, but we’re in a bad state of affairs when I have to upgrade to water resistant-running shoes to run and jog due to the rain that is falling on me while I wear a rain coat. If I see a salmon crossing the street, I will not be surprised.