The Old Man Is Snoring

It’s raining;
It’s pouring.
The old man is snoring . . .

Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte, 1877


It’s been raining for 3 days now. I don’t mind the rain; it’s the dreariness!

You know those days when you need to have the lights on from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night.

I find I can’t bead on such days because even with a bright lamp (an Ott-Light ), the colors are often difficult to match. Just trying to do household cleaning is tougher, too, because the dust is harder to spot.

“And this is a bad thing, Crystal? Isn’t it good to have an excuse not to dust?”

I must admit; you’ve got me there. 😉


Rainy spells always make me feel sorry for people in places where it rains for weeks at a time – like Ireland and England.

It’s then I realize I have little reason to complain.

Do you find that dreary weather messes up your usual routine?



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