Raindrops Keep Fallin’…..on my head and everywhere this beautiful Tuesday morning!
At 5:30 a.m., the Captain and I were on our way to the airport.
Well, actually he was on his way to the airport…I was the Driver.
The airport is about 20 minutes away and he could certainly drive himself…but we like to have that time together and we go out for breakfast to make it a nice farewell for his 7 days of flying. 🙂
The early morning was dark and clear, ….with just an occasional, faint shimmer of light coming from the Gulf of Mexico….which was an indication that perhaps the morning breezes could bring a little rain shower to our shores.
By the time we finished our breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants, warm drops of rain were beginning to sporadically dance on our heads and then on the windshield of the car.
I dropped the Captain at the airport…we said our good-byes under the airport canopy…and the rain began to fall more earnestly.
It was not a heavy rain, but a steady light rain accompanied by a distant rumble of thunder which seem to hold the promise of more to come.
Luckily, the heavy rain held off until I returned home….however, I had a surprise waiting for me.
My daily newspaper lay in a puddle of water on my drive and though it was encased in a plastic sleeve…I could see at first glance that it was a soggy mess.
Two things I want to note.
1. I would rather read the newspaper than watch the news on the TV!! Why you ask?
Because with the newspaper, I can pass over “stuff” that I don’t want to hear or see, by just reading the headline. 😉
2. I know I could call the newspaper circulation department and they would send me out a new, dry newspaper.
However, it was still raining and I had a perfectly good newspaper…it was just soaked newspaper…BUT it could dry, if I spread it out all over my kitchen. 🙂
So after gingerly separating the mostly wet pages…. which were by now clinging to each other…I placed the pages as if I were drying laundry.
I put the newspaper on the stove (burners off of course)…
I put newspaper on the kitchen counter…
And on the kitchen bar area…
And on the chairs by the kitchen nook…
And just about everywhere I had a bare spot!
And then my eye caught a headline amid the dampened paper…. that jumped up and spoke to my heart!
What great advice! Smile often…!
Oh, and by the way…the rest of the lyrics to the Raindrop song by B.J. Thomas?
“Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Crying’s not for me
Cause I ain’t gonna stop the rain by complaining”
Have you ever “dried out” a newspaper?
Have a good day my dear readers….from soggy Florida and remember…the sun will come out tomorrow…or the next day…or the next! 🙂