It’s been raining cats and dogs in these parts.

My children have been out of school for 3 days, and for 3 days it has rained non-stop, and by non-stop, I really do mean 24/7.

Just to give you a little perspective, we’ve already drained about 6 inches of water from our pool to prevent it from overflowing (the salt from the pool will kill our landscaping), and it’s about a centimeter from overflowing right now.

The kids are feeling particularly enclosed and stifled.

I can. just. tell.

And it’s not all together pleasant.

Lucky for them, I don’t hold it against them.

I feel the same way, and it’s kind of driving the Christmas Spirit away.

So, starting right now, I’m going to will the rain away and re-capture the spirit of the season, starting with wishing you and yours my very best.

I hope that this season brings you much joy, peace and prosperity.

I’ll let you know if it ever stops raining.

I’d love for you to pop on over to Mom It Forward and read the post I wrote about passing down the tradition of reading to my children.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Are you in the flooded area(s) of CA or close to it? I can’t remember where you live..oops anyway, Merry Christmas!!

  2. Sounds like a lot of places are getting rained out!

    Merry Christmas, Angie!

  3. Merry Christmas!

    (I hope it stops raining soon!)

  4. We’ve been seeing some amazing footage on the floods in CA. Bizarre. Draining the pool sounds like fun…

    We’ve had more rain than snow this year, and it’s no fun.

    Have a great Christmas!

  5. Isn’t this rain crazy?? I not only have the rain, but two sick boys!

    I hope you and yours have the Merriest of Christmas!

  6. Hope it goes away soon…it is absolutely the crappiest way to spend time together as a family b/c all you want to do it kill each other! Merry merry, right?

  7. Ugh I hope that it stops soon! There aren’t enough projects in my house for 3 days inside. Happy Holidays!

  8. Oh how I wish I lived in place where rain was a possibility this time of year. Instead, we have snow, lots and lots and lots of snow. On the plus side, we almost always get our white Christmas!

  9. Glad the rain let up! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!!

  10. I am in the same boat, with the rain I mean. It’s so bad that I’m starting to wonder if we’ll have to take an actual boat to get to Christmas supper.

  11. It has been raining here forever too but I know you guys have WAY worse than we did up here in NorCal.
    I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!!!

  12. I hope it’s drying up there but send some this way, would ya? It hasn’t rained here in a WHILE… Merry Christmas to you and yours Angie!!

  13. Happy Holidays!
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