It’s Cold And Wet, But…

Hello everyone on this cold and wet autumn day!πŸ™‚πŸπŸ‚Β  Seems like it is always like that lately.Β  And today is Friday 13th and of course you know what that means!Β  It means it’s Friday 13th.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉΒ  Just another day on the calendar.πŸ˜€Β  Some people think it’s a terrible day.Β  Like Monday.Β  Or maybe worse.😳  It’s a day.Β  A beautiful day if we want it to be.πŸ˜„Β  For me, I want it to be a beautiful day.😁🌲  A special day. 🌼 A really good day. πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ» It’s cloudy, rainy and cold.Β  But the sun continues to shine anyway.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

Two bees on a wild rose.

Right now I am kind of laid up due to hurting myself last week. πŸ™ The pain is extremely severe at times.Β  So I can’t do much. πŸ˜₯ Some days just walking around my little apartment is quite a task.Β  So it’s raining outside and it’s kind of raining inside too.Β  But the sun is still shining. 🌞😎 And it’s a beautiful day.πŸπŸ‚Β  We can choose to make it a cloudy miserable day or we can choose to make it a sunny beautiful day.Β  I choose sun and beautiful.😁😸🐿

Baxter the blue jay is always bright and cheerful.

Because of this extra pain lately it has really slowed me down a lot in everything.πŸ˜•Β  Which is why I am slow getting my posts out lately as well.Β  It takes me so long to do other things that it makes me slow at my writing too.πŸ˜€βœΒ  So for those that are wondering, that’s the reason.Β  Hopefully I will get back to normal soon.πŸ€”Β  But it might actually take a few months to really get back on my feet like I should be.Β  Happens sometimes.Β  It has happened before.Β  But it’s still a beautiful day and the sun continues to shine. πŸ˜ƒπŸŒž Even though it’s raining outside.Β  But above those clouds, the sun is shining brightly.

Watching a little fawn walking around the house should make anyone smile.

Speaking of rain.Β  We have had a lot lately.😲🌧  More than normal.Β  So everything is thoroughly soaked.Β  The ground squishes when I walk on it.Β  With all the rain last night I imagine that my forest path is under water in places again.Β  Happens sometimes.Β  No way to walk around it.Β  Just have to go through it and get wet feet.😬😹  And with all this rain, the chipmunks borrowed some scraps of wood to build themselves a boat so they could come and get peanuts without getting wet!πŸ˜‚πŸΏβ›΅ Okay, that part is a joke.Β  It’s always good to laugh.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ€£

How could a person not be happy with a chubby cheeked chipmunk sitting on their knee.

Hmm, the goldfinches are at the bird feeder eating sunflower seeds.Β  Hopefully the neighbor doesn’t see that.πŸ™„πŸ˜‚Β  He doesn’t like birds, as most of you probably remember from before.πŸ€ͺΒ  The chickadees are bouncing through the air to the feeder, picking up a seed, then back to the shrub to peck it open and eat their prize.Β  They always seem to look so happy getting their little seed.πŸ˜€Β  It doesn’t take a lot to make these little birds satisfied.Β  Just what they need, that’s all.Β  How different with us.πŸ€”Β  We always want more and more.πŸ˜‚πŸ™„

A bright and sunny goldfinch.

Well, guess that’s all for now.Β  Didn’t really say much, just sort of rambled on.πŸ€”πŸ™‚Β  Happens with me sometimes.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉΒ  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β© 2019 Steve McLeod.

50 Comments on “It’s Cold And Wet, But…

  1. Went a little emoji crazy there, eh Steve? Emojis bring life to blog posts and I enjoy your emojis. Good choices. πŸ˜€πŸ‘ I am sorry that you are in pain. Stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Not rain water though. Unless you are the extreme frugal type who plans to filter rain water. Then I would say go for it. But make sure it’s safe to drink first if you do. If it’s good enough for chipmunks, is it good enough for humans? πŸ˜…πŸ’§

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    • Thanks for reading Hilary! Yep, first time I really went all out on a normal post, have done it on award posts, but I just felt like being a bit different today! Rain water? Nope, not for me, I’ll leave it for the chipmunks! Hope you have a great weekend Hilary!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚πŸΏ

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  2. Sounds like you’re having a great Friday the 13th! I was born on that date (not this month), so it’s always a joke with me that I cancel ALL bad luck out because I own that date lol! I don’t believe in superstition, but I do love to joke about it! Sounds like you are having a good day in spite of being laid up! πŸ™πŸΌ Thanks for the lovely pics! That fawn! So cute! And those chipmunk cheeks, Baxter and all of them-were great! I’m behind on posts. Will get caught up one of these days! I think I need to take a few days off …Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hope you’re β€œright as rain” soon, Steve (& that rainy storm clouds don’t exacerbate your challenges!) Blessings & internal sunshine πŸ’¦πŸ™β˜€οΈπŸ™πŸ’¦

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    • Thanks so much Virginia! And thanks for reading today! Yes, this rainy weather does tend to make things worse. But nice weather will soon be here. I hope you have a great weekend!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚πŸΏ

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  4. Hey buddy! I read your post on time this time! I didn’t miss it! I am sad to here you’re still in so much pain. Hopefully it will begin to subside soon. It is a miserable kind of pain to deal with. I loved the picture of the Gold Finch! Wow such a bright yellow! That alone makes it feel like the sun is shining outside! You are right the sun can always shine in your mind and soul. I look forward to your next post and that your on the mend. I miss our little discussions! Feel better soon!🌞😁

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    • Thanks for reading Dusty! I tried to pick pics that were bright or cute for such a rainy type day. Managed to get out grocery shopping this morning, made the pain a lot worse though, but it is a bit better this afternoon so that is good! Yeah, you were quick today! Hope your day is going well!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚πŸΏ


  5. It is going very well! Thank you so much for asking! I had a short chat with Sophie today! It was so nice to hear from her again. Keep on doing what you’re doing if your beginning to feel better! Stay away from the falls! Not the water one BTW!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸŒž

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  6. Hey Steve! Omg, what happened? did you see doctor? Please do visit and take care of your leg based on pain and swelling you may decide to not, but it’s always safe and to get right medicines for a quick recovery. dont stress too much. Take care and be careful while doing things. we need u back on forest roaming and jumping around taking pictures βœ¨πŸ˜‰. Looks like the weather is soo cold. Take special care while walking on water. lovely pictures by the way. who wony love the chubby cheeked chipmunks and the birds and seed a little message βœ¨πŸ‘βœοΈ well written.. we wish you quick recovery and back on feet with muffin βœ¨πŸ€— Have a nice evening, wish you a beautiful weekend…😊

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    • Hi Simon! Yep, nothing too serious, just a lot of pain from my sciatic nerve. An inflamed disk is causing pressure on the nerve which runs right down my leg. At times I can barely walk and only by holding onto furniture so I don’t fall. It could take a long time to get things back to normal again,😳 but hopefully not too long.πŸ€” Painkillers don’t help much for this unfortunately. I’m not supposed to sit too much, no more than an hour, then get up and do these special stretching exercises, then lie down, then more stretching, then sit, just keep doing that.😡 Don’t walk too much. That’s easy, too painful anyway!πŸ˜‚Thanks so much Simon, I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸπŸ‚πŸΏ


      • Please take rest as this is disk related, adequate bed rest required for a full recovery.. Try physiotheraphy for a quick recovery. Take care βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Thanks Simon, all they did at physiotherapy was give me stretching exercises to do. Hopefully they will help, but he said it could take 2 or 3 months. I already have back problems and that is making things worse. I hope your weekend is going well.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚

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      • Hey Steve! Weekend so far so good…Your back pain will be gone sooner than you imagine. Dont strain yourself keep doing the excercises ✨ We wish you quick recovery βœ¨βœοΈπŸ€—

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      • Yes indeed, patience is key here, keep up with the exercises and don’t try to do too much too soon. That last part is the hard one for me! Thanks Simon, much appreciated!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸŒ²

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  7. Things are what we give meaning to .
    IF you were living in a hot desert , a rainy day would be a good omen .
    In Saudi Arabia and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa, they have a prayer for rain . It is called salat elistisqah Ψ΅Ω„Ψ§Ψ© Ψ§Ω„Ψ§Ψ³ΨͺΨ³Ω‚Ψ§Ψ‘ …
    The richest countries in the Middle East and North Africa in water are, Turkey , Lebanon and somehow Morroco and Tunisia that have rainy Mediterranean climate except in the interior lands …

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    • And here we have more water than we could ever possibly use! We do need a lot of rain though because of our forests and very little soil, but mainly it’s needed in spring and summer. Autumn is not usually so wet as this year. Too much rain in autumn can produce a lot of ice problems in winter for us.

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