Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Showers

It rained here in
the last few days!
As you know, we have been in desperate need of rain, so when I heard the sound of the rain on my roof and opened the drapes and saw the rain pour down on my roses, I was overjoyed.  It's going to be so good for our plants and crops.  I hear there's much more coming this winter.
Today sounds like a good day for oatmeal.  My mom used to make us oatmeal often when I was growing up, but she made it plain without any goodies in it.  I put pecans or bananas or blueberries in mine.
Thank you for the rain,
California is smiling now.


R's Rue said...

God is good!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for you. We got a nice little shower last night and saw a double rainbow! And I had oatmeal this morning with blueberries. (I chop up a little bit of apple in mine while it is cooking too, have you tried that?) Hugs, Diane

Susie said...

Sheri, I was happy to hear that you got rain. It's nice to know places that needed it got some. We will be having rain this Friday. Poor Texas...they are having too much at one time. Whenever I pick oatmeal at one of our classmate brunches I will say," Oh, just like mommy used to make." Then someone says," oh it is that good?", and I have to say,"no it's that lumpy !" LOL Yours sounds much better than my mothers. Blessing, love, Susie

Denise said...

Yes, I'm in So.Ca. I've been very happy in the rain and I too want lots more.I'll go back and check You profile to see if we're neighbors.

Linda said...

God is amazing, I am so glad you got some much needed rain! I love the rain, the fresh smell of the air, the sound of the rain on an umbrella, roof or window. And, of course, we cannot have a rainbow without the rain! :)

Vintage Jane said...

Gosh, I cannot imagine wishing for rain ... you can have some of ours ... we always have plenty!! M x

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So happy for you and for my dear daughter and her family too!
You all needed the rain so desperately.
Our dear Heavenly Father is so good, always!
Happy Rainy day, dear Sheri.

Teresa said...

I love that feeling of receiving from Nature what I need...
We had October showers and entered November the same way. We still have lovely sun - here and there - so it balances things pretty nicely for a Rain Lover like me.
Hope all is well with you and your delightful girls and handsome men.

NanaDiana said...

I am SOOO happy that you have some rain. We had just enough rain this year...and we are having a heat wave here today. Upper 60s. We are usually in the mid to low 40s! xo Diana

Blogoratti said...

Love the smell of rain, lovely thoughts and photos. GrEETINGS!

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Bety said...

I love the rain too-summer - so fresh, aromatic and gives life to flowers ... I love autumn rain too.Although cold - he even invites you to stay in its cozy warm home and drink tea with delicious biscuits to sink into a book or movie interesting .... Good for you that you have this much rain expected from you.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

So happy for you! Rain means so much to people who live where you do.

Here, we get plenty. So it is no big deal. :-)

But for you!!! Oh yes, it is!!!!!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Dear Sheri,
It's so wonderful to be grateful for those little things in life...rain, roses, oatmeal and sweet memories. Thank you for sharing your sweet thoughts today. They brightened my day!
Hugs xo Karen

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so glad you received rain, Sheri! Doesn't everything look refreshed after rain? I know your roses are happy for that wonderful drink of water. My plants love the rain so much more than the water from the hoses. Enjoy your happy roses! ♥

It's me said...

Enjoy Ria x

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

All we got was a little misting that made everything dirty. I was so hoping that we would get some. It rained all around us, but no rain here in Fullerton.
Have a great week.

Deserae said...

Glad you got some much needed rain! We could use a little ourselves....
Happy Wednesday!

Lowcarb team member said...

Just so pleased to hear you got some rain ... so welcome.
May you enjoy a little bit more rain soon!

I do like the sound of blueberries ...

All the best Jan

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sheri,
I am so happy you were blessed with some much needed rain.. I think it passed us by this time.. Raining all around in surrounding areas, but not here. Weatherman said it is traveling south.. It has cooled waaaaaaaaay down... Nights are actually cold, which is such a nice change from this horrid heat.

How funny.. My mom always made us oatmeal for breakfast.. She would save the large round containers and I would cut away and make a cradle for my dolls.
Every time I make oatmeal I think of mom... Thank you for sparking a memory.

Enjoy your week Sheri,

LoveT. said...

Great! i also love the Sound of Rain :)

lots of Hugs <3

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

So glad you had your much needed rain - isn't that the best hearing it rain when you need it.
Yesterday I had electricians who were booked in to come and put in some outdoor lights - we had rain, so they cancelled until Monday.
It is sunny and fine today.
Hope you are enjoying the week

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I am sure the sound of the rain falling was like angels singing. I smiled when I read your post and understand how much California needs rain. You had rain and in Philadelphia today was 76 degrees!

francis said...

Hi Sheri, thank you for visiting me . I had a wonderful birthday last monday with my family . I amso aware of all the positive changes from the last two years , since I got my first new hip november 5 .
This year I was able to do all the things before my day , MYSELF again .
Ordening , cleaning , window cleaning , shopping and baking and I was SO SO SO VERY HAPPY AND THANKFUL for being able to do that .
I have grown so much in being myself .
to do the ordinary things is for me very special.
I love my life , I am allowed to be home . I have all the time of the world .
My children are doing so well and I am a grandmother .
Next sunday-afternoon I celebrate my birthday with my best (girl)-friends .
I do that for the 13th time now . I invite them and I have a theme with a question and when we meet at my home we tell about it , our own experience .
each one of us tells about it and we all listen to what the others tell.
This year I was in the here and now . sometimes realising how my past was and above all very much in the present . And for the first time open to the future . No more worries ....... No more pain ...... Joy and happiness .
Mu theme is PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE .I asked to share with us something about how they experienced their past , the present and how they look at the future . I asked them to take a symbol for all three and show that with their stories .
They are MY friends and at first some of them did not know each-other.
Now they meet once a year at my house . Just us .
Its personal and we respect each-other.
Its my most precious afternoon of my year . Sharing and listening .
I am not the only one who appreciates this . They all are looking forward to it. Wishing you a warm autumn in your house with your loved-ones .

Deborah said...

Happy you have the rain, in the UK it is quite damp so sending more rain and hugs :)

Bee happy x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

May the Lord bless you ALL with a pleasant and lovely rain season my friend. And I too grew up on oatmeal every day. I still have my portion every morning! I love mine raw in yogurt with nuts and good! Enjoy a refreshing day sweet Sheri!

Sofi Moukidou said...

So lovely post!
I'm really glad that you enjoy every litttle moment of your life!

Antee Gurung said...

i am a november girl. I love the month, eagerly waiting for my birthday too

Have a lovely week
Stay in touch

P.s New post in my blog

Attic Clutter said...

HI Sheri..
Oh yes the whole westcoast needs rain..esp. CA..!!
we got some to in central WA..
o -my..been such a dry summer..

Carla from The River said...

Yippee! God is Good!
I will continue to pray for rain.
I know how thankful we are for the California farmers. So much good stuff comes our way from California.
xx oo

Patricia said...

So pleased you have some rain, Sheri. I know there were bad bushfires in California. I have oats every morning and love it, usually with apple. You have to have the fruit! Happy weekend xox

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Hallelujah!! I'm so glad you received the much needed rain there Sheri. It's been terrible what you all have got through these last few months.

I just had some oatmeal. It's what I have almost every morning in the winter. In the summer I typically have granola with blueberries or bananas, but somehow the oatmeal seems more appropriate now that the temps are dropping.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Yes Sheri, It was wonderful to get rain… we needed it , and more… hopefully we will get all that rain from El Niño that they say will come. Happy Sunday!

Susie Swanson said...

I'm so happy to hear you've had rain. I was going to send you some since we've had so much. LOL Joking, I know how bad you all need it. Hugs and lots of Love for a good week. xo

Unknown said...

Oh yes, the blessed rain!! I saw the most beautiful rainbow from my window this morning. It was the end of the rainbow and lingered for 20 minutes. Now that must be good luck, right?
Beautiful post, Sheri!
xx, Heather

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so glad ~ you folks did have severe drought conditions. We vacillate between drought and weird. Hope you've had a relaxing weekend!