Tuesday, May 3, 2016

And the Rain Continues to Fall

The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.

Douglas Coupland

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day".  Yup, you guessed it.  Another rainy morning.  Been raining since Sunday, and I saw this morning there is still two more days of showers ahead of us.  Yikes!!!! Haven't been able to get my walks in this week.  So, another day of indoor stuff. I will say one thing. I've made a huge dent in my daughter's family tree gift  this week. Now I have to get to the library to get everything printed out. That will be for next week. At any rate, the flowers should be beautiful this year. 

I  love a rainy day indoors, but tend towards depression when it goes much longer.  Right now I haven't been out since Saturday, and now I find myself focusing on my teeth.  Yesterday I cried.  Perhaps it was something I needed.  I've been bottling up my feelings for so long now. Yes, I've resigned myself to the fact that they have to come out, but it all seems so final.  Once they are gone, they are gone.  There is no growing them back like a haircut.  Yet, I am anxious for some great new teeth so I can finally eat the foods I love, but then I am scared of getting teeth that don't fit.  It's been a heck of a long time since I had a salad and it's even become difficult to chew grapes (the skin).  No wonder I hit this weight loss plateau.  Not only can I NOT eat the foods that helped me to lose the 46.2 pounds I have lost, but I find myself emotionally eating, hungry when I shouldn't be. 

I was so disappointed last night.  I had bought some Weight Watchers Frozen Blueberry Yogurt bars the other day.  Sometimes I want a sweet treat and these only have 2 points.  So, I took one out last night, and something told me to check the date, something I usually do before I buy but for some reason didn't this time.  Perhaps because the aisle was so packed and people waiting to get through.  Well, they expired two months ago.  Probably still good,but I am fussy about food.  Don't think they will take them back now.  Don't have a receipt and I bought last week at a store that's not one of my regular stores so they don't know me.  And they are so expensive.  $7 for 6 bars.  

Have a good one.


  1. Oh, I hate it when the best-before date is past too! If your dentist works with a good denturist, I'm sure all will be well.

  2. No rain here. Still. Sigh.
    And yes, sometimes tears are toxins which NEED to be expelled.

  3. Yup, we have had nothing BUT cold, damp and rainy weeks here in PA as well.

    Teeth are the hardest bones in our bodies to keep healthy because regardless of how well we take care of them, our anatomy always becomes a factor somehow as I have found out the hard way myself.

    Best of luck to you!!!