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July 31st, 2014


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06:09 pm - Raining when you can't see it
So Master Danger and I just went out into the steamy subtropical early evening for his usual post-supper business in the backyard. I assumed he would be eager to go, but he was strangely recalcitrant, holding himself close to my calf and hesitating at every threshold. I couldn't figure out why.

When we got out, the blinding descent of the sun caught me for a moment. Master Danger hovered, strongly suggesting he wanted to go back inside, although I urged him on.

And then I felt the not-quite-raindrops, afterthought of a passing storm so far away I couldn't hear thunder, from the last trailing wisps. Master Danger glared at me -- "SEE?" -- and then finished and rushed to the backdoor.

Rain I can't see seems to be my metaphorical mood -- if, er, one assumes that rain is bad, which I generally don't. But in this case, we'll go with it.

I've been getting some work done (although not work I want), I've been finishing some tasks (although not enough), and yet I feel vaguely uneasy-depressed. Rain I can't see.

To counter it:
*a good workout this morning
*reading my July Harpers Bazaar UK
*organizing my closet
*having a half-glass of my favorite Sauvignon Blanc
*afterward, drinking water and lemon with ice

And now I think I'll actually write by hand for a while, and pull out an old favorite bit of music, and then do ten minutes of yoga to decompress.

(If Master Danger will let me, that is. He tends to hover in semi-menacing fashion when I try to do any sitting pose.)

Cheers to you, and may you have effective counters against any rain you can't see.

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From:gwynnega
Date:July 31st, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Those sound like a good bunch of things to counter the rain you can't see!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
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They partially worked, too. ;)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:July 31st, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
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[Hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
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[hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:August 1st, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
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Rain you can't see, but that you can feel....maybe that is not bad rain, but the moisture things need in order to grow....

On the other hand, maybe Master Danger sees things in other dimensions, not just a distant rain.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:38 am (UTC)
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Alas, it wasn't enough moisture to do anything. Most of the region is doing well with rainfall, but my side of town has been lagging well behind. I do like proper rain! :)

Hugs and no extra-dimensional visitors today....
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
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Heat. Boo!

But cheers for cats and books and fiber and yarn and loom and wheel! Cheers for you, Rainkatt!

[hugs]
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From:rahirah
Date:August 1st, 2014 04:57 am (UTC)
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At least you have a vigilant dog to warn you of oncoming raindrops!
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:40 am (UTC)
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He is vigilant in warning against rain, thunder, leaves against the window, UPS guys, neighbors down the street returning from work.... A full-service watch dog. ;)

Cheers to you and yours!
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From:winding_path
Date:August 1st, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
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*sends a most fabulous umbrella, too*
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
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[twirls umbrella]

[twirls you]

[sends hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and an awesome weekend to you, L!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:August 1st, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Those all sound like excellent counters to any hovering unease. This morning my new cast and I get to fly home, hooray, hooray! My poor cat sounded very pitiful in the background of yesterday's call home...
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From:laurawise
Date:August 1st, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Have an easy and painless trip, ALH!

[all the hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:August 1st, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
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We had tons of rain last night- it was seen, heard and left puddles, ponds and debris in its wake. The lightening was gorgeous and terrifying.

However, I love the phrase "rain you can't see"
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From:laurawise
Date:August 2nd, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
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I am yearning for proper precipitation. Perhaps today....

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From:paratti
Date:August 2nd, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
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The HB with the Downton Women pics?

Poor Danger:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:August 2nd, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Yes -- which I think might actually have been the August Bazaar. Oh well. ;)

(I subscribe, because I'm a big fan of the editor, Justine Picardie.)

Hugs and good stuff, L!

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