Rain, Soup and Handcuffs

Just before the annual arrival of the Northerners to our little town last December, the municipality imposed water restrictions due to continuously lowering dam levels.  For me, it isn’t such a serious thing, because I’m at work during the day and the most water I use is to shower daily Continue reading

Blessed by Rain



(Picure from katrinleblondblog.com)

“You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.”

Isaiah 45:8

On Tuesday night I was visiting with friends when out of nowhere lightning began to light up the sky and thunder roared.  Seconds later it was raining.  Hard!  I grew up on the Highveld so I love a good thunderstorm, but here in theCape, they are few and far between.  I still said to everyone that this storm signified the first winter rain, the proper change of the seasons.  While we have had a few cold days, winter hadn’t really set in.  Well, it has now.  Jack Frost has set up camp and while I’m not one for the cold, I love the wet weather.  It has been raining on and off since I left for work this morning.  Aptly “Let it Rain”, by Michael W Smith keeps making an appearance on my random playlist today too.  I am just feeling so good – the floodgates of Heaven are open and the rain is cleansing and renewing and God is raining His blessings down on me.  What a wonderful day it is! 

I want to be the woman in the photo above.  I want to dance in the rain, with my head and hands lifted to Heaven, celebrating God’s goodness – celebrating the change He’s made in my life, celebrating His abundant blessings that I so often take for granted.


Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain…

…some time ago I mentioned that we have serious water restrictions here.  The dam that supplies our town with water has been hovering at 10% or less for a bitterly long time, but…

it started raining softly during the night and it hasn’t let up since.  It is pouring down and I AM LOVING IT!  I am going to make Mom and I a hot pud (chocolate I think) and custard and we are going to crawl under the covers and watch DVD’s. 

Am waiting for some pics from yesterday’s early Halloween party, which I will write a decent post about.

On other things…

On the Seven Deadly Sins challenge that was doing the rounds:

I am lusting for a hot, passionate man in my bed.  One that will do exactly what I want him to do, without any protest. 

Sloth is what rainy Sundays like today are made for, but I had to work.  Fortunately I have some time to be sloth-ful (is that even a real word?) now.

I am filled with envy at some peoples’ success; particularly when I work harder than they do, and I still continue to tread water.

I am a glutton for punishment.  At work today I asked Sandra if there was anything I could help her with and ended up staying at the office two hours longer than I would have!

I am greedy for attention from certain people sometimes.  It stems from my childhood, but I’m working on those issues.  I hope I don’t become greedy for food – I’ll be as big as a house then.

The biggest (not that sins have sizes) one I have to deal with is pride.    I am extremely proud and generally will not ask for help from anybody.  It is not something I can “put in my pocket” as the saying says. 

My wrath is seldom released, but when it is, may the god you pray to be around to protect you, because I will not be responsible for my actions. 

Right, enough of me and my ramblings – I am going to get busy with that pud.

Enjoy what’s left of your Sunday!