On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.
~ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Early this morning I woke up to an April showers day. It’s the kind of day that’s good for catching up on my cooking, and preparing the vegetables I bought for the week so they’ll be ready to go when it’s time to use them. My fairly new Sunday habit of getting the food ready for the week has resulted in less waste of food and time.
I also made a big pot of red beans and rice. We could probably live on that for most of the week so I may have to freeze some of it. We’ll see how much gets eaten at dinner. M will be making cornbread to go with it, and Mere is making something she calls Buffalo Cauliflower. It will be a delicious dinner.
Other than cooking and doing a little packing, it’s been a quiet day. I found some time to sit and read for a while, although I did more listening to the rain than reading. The cats and Bo the Dog have been lazing around, too. It’s a good day for that. They’ve been getting on so well that I wouldn’t be surprised to find them all cuddled up together.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Bogs on this rainy day. Dinner will be served soon. Help yourself to some rice and beans, cornbread, and the Buffalo Cauliflower. There’s plenty of room at the table.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂