Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's raining, it's pouring...

Finally, we have rain, rain, rain.   Katie is pretty mellow about it now.  I think the wind bothers her more, because it rocks The Palms a little.  When there's a big gust she looks up, waits, then snuggles back into her bed again.

Around 12:30 am last night I woke up and heard a little soft whining, and looked down at the couch where Katie sleeps now, and she was sitting up looking at me, whining.  I realized she went out for a late afternoon walk, but not her night time walk, so I climbed down, dressed in warm clothes, and took her outside where it was windy and rainy.  She went potty right away, and we came right back in.   She already had a sweater on, which I'm using for a sleep shirt to keep her warm, and I covered her up with her blanket so she had a nice cave, and she went back to sleep.  She is so cute.

Of course, at that point, I wanted to stay up for a while and enjoy the storm, so I turned on my computer, answered some e-mails and read some blogs. After about an hour I climbed back up to the bunk and went back to sleep. 

We went out this morning in the rain, and I took some photos:

The creek, picking out the green
Close up of same area with yellow/orange
More yellow/orange colors
Tree, highlighting its autumn colors

Katie in her raincoat this morning

 And all snuggled up in her pink jacket

It's rained pretty much all day, but they still had some sort of after school sporting event on the large lawn area across the creek.  Lots of cars came, everyone got out with their umbrellas, kids were running around, lots of cheering, and everyone got back in their cars and drove away.  

It's been in the 60s in The Palms all day,  and the heater has been going on and off.  I think this is the first day I've worn my jeans, sweatshirt and running shoes.  And I've had a blanket over my legs.  Usually it's shorts, tank top or tee-shirt and sandals.  This weekend its supposed to go back up to sunny and in the 70s.

It's getting dark now, but we're warm and dry and very comfortable.  

By the way, last week when I was at Walmart, they were giving flu shots, so I got one.  They are $20 if you pay for it yourself.  There are lots of places up here offering the shots, I don't know if they are doing that everywhere, but it was nice to have it so convenient.  And it didn't hurt a bit.  I get one every year, and so far I've haven't gotten the flu.  I've gotten sick - colds and allergies - things like that, but I don't think I've gotten the flu for years.   It was nice to get it done and out of the way for another year.

From Me and My Dog, have a great Wednesday night, everyone!  :)


  1. Katie is such a sweetheart. Good for her for waking you up rather than having an accident. She looks so cute on her pillow. That looks like a fun setting on your camera.

    We need to get in and get our flu shots too. I had mine at Walmart last year as my son was working a clinic, but he won't be doing that this year.

  2. Wow, that setting on your new camera makes for very interesting photos !!

    Please let us know how the camera performs, as you get to spend more time with it, because we are looking for a new camera as well.

    Take care ... TnT

  3. I wonder if I can take pictures like that with my Canon maybe I should read the book its been a year now since I bought it. I hate to read directions. :(
    Katie looks so good in her rain coat and the pink sweater is adorable.
    I love to hear the rain on the roof too. Its raining today and the pine needles are flying around making there own sounds.

  4. I think that photo of Katie snuggling in her pink jacket is her best yet. What a good girl!

    Stay warm and dry!

  5. Oh what a good girl Katie! And you have a pretty cute wardrobe too. soon, you will be tossing out your mama's clothes for your own ;-)
    I love hearing the rain on the roof...but no rains here. Drought be gone!

  6. My Bennie is terrified of wind and woke me up in the middle of the night the other night and he was shivering. Poor little guy - he wasn't cold, it was the wind and the noise that scared him


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