Saturday, April 14, 2012

What to do on a Rainy Day

We had a very rainy stormy day here in SoCal. In fact I was caught without an umbrella just as I was checking out of the grocery store. Was totally soaked by the time I got home.


Well of course the pooches have to be indoors. This dog is almost ten but acts like she is two. One downside to rainy days is her restlessness after a while.


You keep peeking out the kitchen window to see what the weather is doing. Especially when loved ones are on the road driving.


When the weather breaks for a minute you run the legs off of all three year olds.


You are thankful for a warm and cozy home.


And you make your oldest daughter's day by making chicken and dumplings for dinner. I sent her a text and she was home within the hour. Her favorite.


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29 comments:

Buttercup said...

You had a great day, rain or no rain. I'm a read and have a cup of coffee and just enjoy the quiet kind of gal on rainy days.

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

Perfect day for lighting candles and eating warm soup. Stay cozy :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I always love how everything looks so fresh and clean after the rain. It smells so good too. We were supposed to get some of your rain, but never happened. Hugs, Marty

Lois' Laughlines said...

If you would have sent me a text, I would have been there too. :)
Enjoy your weekend.
blessings to you.

Kerin said...

All good things to do on a rainy day :)

Looks like you make chicken and dumplings like I do.
We love the big fluffy dumplings.

Have a great weekend!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your such a good mom...
Counting your blessings even on a rainy day!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I guess most of Ca. is getting hammered with rain. Last time we vacationed on Kauai it rained a lot but so far it has been nice and sunny. I love your red & white pieces-especially your enamel wear coffee pot. Hope the sun comes out soon.
Noreen

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Elaine Sweetie...
Love seeing the pics of the two girls running. That is priceless. Love, love it.

Where is that darn rain? We were begging for some here in the Phoenix valley, but we got cooler temps and wind only. We are at 56 degrees today. Cool temps are nice though.

Those chicken and dumplings looks so yummy. If I lived closer I would be knocking on your door as well. Yummmy friend.

Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

laurie said...

I'd be there in an hour too if I didn't live thousands of miles away! yum! Beautiful photos, thanks so m uch for sharing your beautiful kitchen, its just perfect!

Olive Cooper said...

Chicken and dumplings is a sure fire way to warm me up.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Last year we longed for days like that. This year we've had enough of those days that the drought is a distant memory (although technically we're still in drought mode) ...take care and stay dry.

love the chicken and dumplin's!

Pat

NanaDiana said...

I love a rainy day...when it is NOT cold and accompanied by heavy winds! Love your little one racing down the street. I hope your other "kid" got outside to cure his restlessness, too. Happy Saturday- xo Diana

Sam I Am...... said...

I love rainy days....we get so much sun here and nice days I get bored with it and want some variety...just not severe though. That picture of the little one running down the street is precious...made me smile...children really know how to enjoy life, don't they? Oh, and chicken and dumplings? YUMMO! Your lucky daughter and all of your family for such a cozy "rainy day" meal! You are such a great Mom!

Susanne said...

Raining here today, on and off. Nothing serious, just a bit of a rumble and light showers. The dogs here are always hearing any thunder long before we do, but the grass is green and the flowers are growing and the house is warn despite the dampness outside. Got a lot to be thankful for,
(Hugs) Susanne :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yummy chicken and dumplings! :D I cannot get over the jackets the girls are wearing...I wore a tank top to work in the garden, and I got sunburned!

xo,
RJ

Linda said...

Your chicken and dumplings look yummy...I'd be home quickly too! I made pot roast...and sewed all day...the rain was crazy here...and the thunder!! Have a great weekend!!

Gina said...

It has been a while since we've had rain. I love the pictures you posted! And that chicken and dumplings look delicious!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I see you make dumplings like I do. Some people call those thick noodles dumplings but I don't!! Yumm, it looks sooooo good!

Cindy said...

Your chicken and dumplings look delicious!!!
You have such a cheerful home, even on a rainy day.
Hugs, Cindy

Kris said...

Your chicken and dumplings look divine! Wasn't the rain just wonderful??? We are so enjoying our cool and wet weekend!!!

It's All Connected said...

You have to give me a little more advance notice to get there for the dumplings from here! lol ~ Maureen

ImSoVintage said...

Looks like you had the perfect rainy day in your cozy home. I had to smile at the picture from your window, Your neighborhood reminds me of the one we lived in, in California.
Hugs, Laura

Shelley said...

Lovely post....your dumplings look so yummy...blessings this Lord's day.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a wonderful way to spend a rainy day! I enjoyed it too with your photos. Thanks

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I love rainy days. We've had some of our own this week. In fact, as I'm reading your blog post my dad is making breakfast. It smells so good. Then I'll probably make myself a cup of tea :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Vintage Gal said...

Sounds like you had fun even if it was a rainy day. Your chicken and dumplings look delish ;-)

Ruby and Arthur said...

Yum, chicken and dumplings looks so good! Your pooch looks sweet.

beautyandcharminlife said...

Love your post! I can totally relate to having a loved one (or more, lol!) on the road. Lucky girl your oldest to have mamma prepare her favorite on such a perfect weather day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would have shown up at your house, too if I had gotten a text! My favorite comfort food...EVER!

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