Another day of rain. This was the seventh day in a row that saw grey clouds and at least some small amount of rain. There were flood warmings everywhere in the area and Judy dreaded going to work. She worked for a farming company and their office of course was in the country. A gravel road to get there and a parking lot that had turned into a quagmire of mud and rock.
As Judy went to get into her car, she opened her umbrella and sprinted jumping over puddles along the way. She reached her car and tried to shake off some of the water before she brought her umbrella in. Just then her phone rang. It was her boss calling her. “Yeah Jeff, what’s up?
Jeff responded, “Did I catch you before you left for work?”
“Barely, I was just getting ready to start my car.”
“Don’t. There is no way we are going to have more than two or three farmers in the office today with the floods threatening. So, why don’t you take a personal day and avoid the mud today.”
“That is music to my ears Jeff, thanks!”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – quagmire
Every Friday Fandango asks us to look back through our past entries on this date of a previous year. This week we go back to 2017 When I was posting a weekly “Monochrome Monday” picture at the time. That is what I will share today…
Monochrome Monday – Horizontal Tree
This week I am also posting for the Weekly Photo Challenge as well as my Monochrome Monday. This was a picture from a bridge after a rain storm, I thought it fit the reflecting challenge quite well. Have a great week everyone!
Today has been a rough day for me. My fibro is in a flare and has me hurting a lot. I blame it partially on the unending rain we have had. But the weatherman says that tomorrow there is going to be a dry day. So, when the fibro flares I also have issue with thinking clearly. And I have tried all day to come up with a post for flippant… I’ve got nothing. I tried to write a poem and a short story, and my muse was on vacation for much of any writing. I was even struggling to come up with comments today. I hope you will forgive me for my lack of words today. I am going to dig back into the posts I am behind on and hopefully when I wake up tomorrow, I will be in a little better shape. Oh, and as for flippant… it is one word I have usually heard regarding someone not being serious or showing a lack of respect. Something I have never been at least on purpose. Good night everyone!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – flippant
She stood in her pink rain coat and matching boots looking at the window. Making sure her Mom was watching, she ran to the puddle and jumped in with both feet. The resulting splash reached all the way to her face and she squinted her eyes shut and then let out a huge laugh. She calmly walked out of the puddle only to turn around and splash again.
After about 15 minutes her hair was drenched and she was soaked but she jumped one last time as her Mom opened the door, “Ashley, it’s time to come in and dry off.”
She laughed and skipped up to the door. “Mom, did you see me? I splashed a lot!”
“Yes,” her Mom answered. “I saw you splash all over. Did you have fun?”
“Oh yes Mommy, I did. Can I splash again when Daddy comes home?” She asked her Mom with a big smile.
“No sweetie, we have to eat dinner and then it is movie night.”
“Can I watch The Little Mermaid tonight?”
“Yes Ashley, you can. Now let’s get you cleaned up.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – puddle
The day was nothing special
Just a walk along the shore
Then the rain began to fall
Thunder took us by surprise
We were huddled together
Standing next to a lighthouse
We began to kiss
Searching out each other
Like the ships guided by the lights
Finding security in each other
We warmed ourselves with passion
As the storm drenched us
We crashed like the waves on the rocks
Together we found pure pleasure
As the rain stopped falling
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – special
This week’s picture is one that fits the cloudy rainy day we are having. I took this one a while ago and felt the drops looked like silver on my mirror. There is beauty even in a rainy day. Have a good week!