What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Things to do on a rainy day...Updated 6-24-12 (another rainy day)

6/24/12: I just updated this post below...had to add a couple more things to the list for a rainy day like today! Scroll down and check it out...thanks!

"Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains,
He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens that cry."
Psalm 147:7-9

I love a rainy day when I don't have to go out and do things I really don't want to do...and when my family is all safe at home...and we can each pursue the things we enjoy doing most on a rainy day...

Here are some suggestions for things to do on a delightful rainy day like today...
  • Play a board game if you can get someone to join you.
  • Someone else mentioned putting together puzzles...that's a great idea!
  • I just don't happen to have any right now to take a picture of. I wouldn't mind having some new puzzles...I may need to add that to my list of things to look for.
  • Read one of the many books stacked on the end table...

  • or on the bookshelves...   

  • Clean out an interesting old dresser drawer and sift through the memories stored within...

  • Look out the windows and watch the rain falling on the trees and flowers and say a prayer of thanksgiving for the rain...

  • Write in your nature journal about all the interesting birds, rabbits and flowers you have seen and enjoyed throughout the week...
  • This week I saw a sneezing rabbit, (really!), a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and
    watched juvenile cardinals fledging into their bright colors from their drab
    baby colors right before my eyes...(not sure about fledging as the word..but you
    get the idea)
Take this opportunity to go through the boxes or drawers of old greeting cards, letters, clippings,
I discovered old cards that my children sent me, my parents gave me,
and even some that I sent to my parents and got them back again from their
home when they passed away...special stuff!
scrapbook items, photos...and start organizing them for future display or just enjoy looking at or reading them again...this could take up the rest of the day if you aren't careful...

Or if you are really bored...play "watermelon jenga", like my son did...really!!!!!

Amazing what some people do for fun.....

  • Of course you could do what I did...take lots of pictures about stuff you could be doing, but you are taking these silly pictures instead and thinking about what you are going to write in your blog about all of these things that you could be doing on a rainy afternoon...

  • And now I think I will just have a cup of tea and sit down and read one of those books afterall.

or maybe take a little nap...sorry, no picture allowed of that...those are the ones my husband LOVES to take of me...asleep in my favorite chair with my mouth hanging open and drool coming down my chin...the word picture is bad enough...you don't want to see the real thing! 

So, What kind of things do YOU like to do on a rainy afternoon?
 I can't wait to hear!!!

Whatever you do...enjoy!!!

    Postscript added 6/24/12:  One thing I left out that I love to do on a rainy day is bake! Today I baked my "Aunt Audrey's Blueberry Coffee Cake" and My Banana Nut Bread.  Then I treated myself to a little mini-tea-party to try out the coffee cake! It was delicious! 

    If you'd like to try these recipes, go on over to my blog page entitled "It's Recipe Thyme-New Recipes"...see the link below.  Check out the other recipes there as well.  You might find something you like. 

    Then check out my other page It's Recipe Thyme-My Mother's Recipes, for even more delicious ideas.  You will especially want to try the Orange Cookies and the Home Made Ice-Cream...we are looking forward to making ice-cream again this 4th of July!

    I hope you enjoy these family favorites...and maybe you can share some of your favorite recipes with us some day!

    Thanks for stopping by again!! Have a nice rainy day! I am!


    1. I do the reading thing. No one will play board games with me; I'm the only one who likes them. It's just Hubby and me here now. When our son was here, he didn't like board games either.

      1. My hubby and sons will play chess...we haven't played real board games in a while, except for Scrabble. We sometimes play cards...my husband is good at making up games, but then we have to play by HIS rules, which aren't always in our favor! LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    2. We started the day with a good breakfast, then we were off to a couple interesting antique shops across town---but this time, it was a little depressing for me---I really think it was the dreary skies that had come upon us! My little visit to my favorite birding store didn't excite me today! Maybe it was that we were trying real hard not to spend any money this time (that's no fun!)--but, still, the rainy skies didn't help either! This evening though, was better--even in the rain! We celebrated my son-in-law's birthday at Red Lobster! It was fun being with 3 grandchildren too! The food was good, but service was slooowwwww! Hopefully, tomorrow, the sun will come out---I've had enough rainy, dreary days---for awhile!
      Thanks Pam for the ideas----and,oh yes, I,too, went through some more old papers, pictures and cards today too!

      1. Ooh, Red Lobster! That would've been worth leaving the housse for, except it's a LONG way from here to the nearest one. Yeah, I like a sunny day in between the rainy days...time to dry out and go smell the roses! Glad you have started sorting through the "stuff". I know that will be an interesting project! Take your time and enjoy!!!
        Love ya, sis!!


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