Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's Raining ... Yippeeeee !!!

Yep, folks, it is finally raining cats and dogs !!! It has been raining on and off most of the day and night ... it's lovely. I can hear my lawn growing, and becoming green again. My plants and trees are laughing ... it's a wonderful sight !! I don't know if it is drought-breaking rain (I can only hope), but it is certainly good, wet, rain. In north western Victoria, they had so much rain yesterday that they had floods. Our rain hasn't been that extreme here in the south, but it has been constant. Now we only need it to continue for a few weeks !!! At least it is giving the weary fire-fighters a much-needed break ... hope it puts the fires out completely ... fingers crossed.

It is Saturday evening here, around 6pm. I'm about to make dinner. It has been a quiet day, basically washing, folding laundry, and pottering around. Tomorrow I am going to a Kitchen Tea, for my cousin, who is getting married in a month. Should be fun ... a pack of women being silly together !!!

How's your weekend going ??

Have a good one.

Take care,



Connie said...

We are looking at a wintery forcast. Possibly snow on Sunday. I am so ready for spring!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Take care,

Merle said...

Hi Meow ~~ How wonderful for you to have all that lovely rain. We are not etting it here yet. A few very short showers and then the humidity is dreadful. Guess it will come.
At least it has helped the fires. Couldn't believe Mildura having floods. Take care, Connie and thank you for that Good Philosophy e mail you sent. I will get round to posting one day. Love, Merle.

Diane said...

I just live a few hundred miles south of Connie and it's cold here, too. We're expecting some sleet and/or snow here, but I love the cold weather and I adore snow!

Cheering with you for the blessing of rain there. I hope it continues until the drought is broken and the reservoir at Bonnie Doon is brim full again!

Just a lazy weekend on the computer here, Meow, if the power doesn't go off, that is, LOL! :-)

Peter said...

Hi Meow, just hope the fires get properly soaked and there is some run-off into the dams.
North Qld. is getting mobs of rain but SE Qld is still pretty dry and the dams are very low.

Kali said...

Yayy for the rain! We had a wet night last night, but not much today.
Can't complain compared to other areas.
Hope you have a lovely weekend...take care xo

Gwen said...

Hi Meow..
thanks for popping in,glad you got a laugh to start your day.
We had minor rain up here still had to water though.
At least the firefighters got a break with the rain they needed.
Stay Well Meow xx

Neo said...

Mewow - Have a great weekend.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

PEA said...

Omigosh you're getting rain, wonderful news!! I can't even imagine how parched everything was, from what I've seen on pictures, it was pretty darn dry! As you said, hopefully it will keep on raining and stop those fires once and for all!! Have a terrific weekend Meow:-) Hugs xox

CiscoKid said...

Isn't it amazing how a change of weather can bring so much joy to someone?..Not just kids but adults too.
It's been abnormally cold here in the States, so we are ready for Spring...

Devil Mood said...

Oh thank God!
In the last few years, I've fell in love with rain, because it's so needed when it comes. And in the summer it's even more special.
I hope it rains some more :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

We get enough of it here.

Badoozie said...

just poppin in to say hi!

Lee said...

How great about the rain! Let's hope it keeps coming down! Lovely rain!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh, oh, oh! Everyone's getting rain except SE QLD! I listen to the weather and it's wet for Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart & Darwin. Brisbane? Fine! This is discrimination and I'm going to complain to the ombudsman!

Meow said...

Connie ... thank you. Hope it doesn't get too cold !!

Merle ... thank you. Shame you haven't had the rain yet ... I know you guys need it more than we do. The humidity was horrible ... nice and cool and windy today.

Diane ... thanks. You like the snow !! That's so cool !! Hope your power didn't go off !!

Peter ... hope the rains get to you soon, your dams are very low, like ours.

Kali ... thank you. Is Tasmania suffering the drought like the mainland ??

Gwen ... thanks. Hope you get some more rain, so your plants get a good soaking !!

Neo ... thank you.

Pea ... thank you. It has stopped raining at the moment ... hopefully more to come !!

Ciscokid ... you're right. Everyone was so pleased with the rain, people were out walking and playing in it. It was great.

Devilmood ... thank you. I hope there's even more, too.

Jean-luc ... send it our way.

Susie ... Hi !!

Lee ... we'll have to go outside and do another rain dance !!

Robyn ... lol ... don't know how much the ombudsman could do ... a rain dance might help !!

Take care, Meow

LZ Blogger said...

Kitchen Tea? Glad you got some rain... it is currently snowing here in the Midwest USA! ~ jb///

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.

meeyauw said...

I'm glad you are getting the rain (hope it never floods!) What wild weather the world is having!

LittleJen said...

I hear ya mate, my garden is loving the rain and cooler weather, got a few patches of green grass.
Hope you have a great week.

Gattina said...

If I would show your post title here to my friends and neighbourhood, I think they would all (me included) rent an airplane and come over to kill you ! it's raining here at maybe 70% per year so imagine such an offending title !

No, really I am very happy for you that finally it rained and hope it will continue for a while ! It's very good for these awful bushfires hopefully they will stop then. It's really something. Each country has his weather worries now, it's too hot in Australia, too cold in Canada and USA, too stormy and rainy in Europe ! Couldn't we mix it all together and make a better weather for all of us ?

DellaB said...

It's really good news that you have rain - you poor things, we think we've got it bad - was talking on the phone to a friend in Melbourne, she says it's not pleasant there at the moment, everything dry as tinder, no wonder there are bushfires.

All okay around where you are?

Michelle said...

Wonderful rains here the last few days = mowing :(


Hmmm...wish we could have some rain over here too. It's starting to become hot now. Rain would be very most welcome.
Thanks for visiting.

Jamie Dawn said...

It has been a nice weekend. We've had rain too. I hope you get all the rain you need to take care of the drought.

Gattina said...

I just want to ask you something. You have the same template as me, how did you change your header, I love it ! It's now for weeks I wanted to that but I can't find out how ! Thats why I decorated my blogs just above the header. Could you please help me ? You can send me an email if you wish. Thanks in advance !

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi My Queen ,
I am singing in the rain , just singing in the rain , LOL
so glad you are getting a sprinkle , you so desperately need it !
have fun at your "kitchen tea " is that like a wedding shower ?? or a bachlorette party?
Hugs friend and I will send freezing rain you send the heat BABY! hahah
hugs friend

Raggedy said...

Wooooooohoooooo on your lovely rain! And thanks for your post yesterday with the update. I was just telling Merle the other day that I was behind in reading blogs because life was getting in the way of my computer time.

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Dick said...

I wish I could send you some rain. We have had way too much of it. Pat & I took a drive yesterday off the freeways and I was amazed at how many trees have been blown down. Almost every field that is fairly low has a lot of standing water. The ground is so saturated that it can't absorb any more, so new rain just runs off to somewhere else. We need a few weeks of warm, dry sun.

No_Newz said...

I hope you enjoyed your rain!! We got a little snow. I can't wait for spring showers!!

Dawn said...

ahhh rain! we've had it here for over a week and as much as i love rain, i'm ready to see the sunshine a little :)

enjoy your rain!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations on the rain! I hope it makes in inroad into the draught.

The snow we were supposed to have this past weekend turned into just a “dusting.” Now it just cold: low to mid 20s F.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

yeah!! I was so happy for you I clapped.

Kylee said...

hope your having a great time.

The rain is here as well....but at least its better than snow :)

Gattina said...

Hello, Meow are you still alive ? Wake up, it's Cat's day !