I’m singing in the rain

July 16, 2013 

A quote from the Deli Lama: “Choose to feel optimistic. It feels better!”

So I am optimistic that it will stop raining soon. I am not complaining as I look out of the window – I can see my garden growing and everything looking so green and clean.

Just finding things to do inside is my problem I love being outside, I hate housework, but I do love to cook. In the past 18 days of rain I have cooked everything from soup to you name it.

I took a bit of a break to find some interesting facts for the kids to read. Here’s what I found:

• Louisiana is the wettest state in the United States. It receives an annual rainfall of 56 inches.

• The umbrella was originally invented to protect people from the hot sun, not rain. The word comes from the Latin word umbra, which means “shade.”

• Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning. Thunder is the sound caused by lightning.

Rain plays a key role in the cycle of returning water back to our Earth. So it’s obvious that we need rain in order for the world to continue functioning.

With all this rain we will have a lot of insects. So clean up all standing water from around your house. Use a dryer sheet – it contains chemicals that drive away mosquitoes. Hang the dryer sheet near an outdoor light. The heat from the bulb will slowly defuse the chemicals in the dryer sheet and keep pests away from your backyard.

Have a comment or story idea for Pat? Email her at pateudy09@carolina.rr.com.

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