We've had a lovely summer with warm spells and cool spells, but not many rainy spells. A couple of days ago we had two major storm fronts move through... one in the morning and one in the afternoon with drizzle inbetween. I cooked during the morning storm... crockpot full of stroganoff, kettle of split pea soup and a banana cake. But the afternoon storm rolled in with more thunder and lightning and I decided to take a blanket to my wicker chair on the open porch, snuggle in and simply enjoy it.
I enjoyed this quiet listening time. It brought back memories of a summer when I was about 12 yrs. young. A lot of that summer it rained incessantly. We kids in the neighborhood gathered in one girlfriend's house on a regular basis. The mom was a stay-at-home and welcomed our company, encouraged us in our games and cooking. We played many games of canasta and "war," made the old-fashioned stirred chocolate fudge (pre-marshmellow-cream-years), popped popcorn, and most fun was playing "Murder in the Dark" which was an acted out version of the board game, Clue. So I was glad for the rainy day to spend some time remembering.