It’s been raining cats and dogs in these parts.

My children have been out of school for 3 days, and for 3 days it has rained non-stop, and by non-stop, I really do mean 24/7.

Just to give you a little perspective, we’ve already drained about 6 inches of water from our pool to prevent it from overflowing (the salt from the pool will kill our landscaping), and it’s about a centimeter from overflowing right now.

The kids are feeling particularly enclosed and stifled.

I can. just. tell.

And it’s not all together pleasant.

Lucky for them, I don’t hold it against them.

I feel the same way, and it’s kind of driving the Christmas Spirit away.

So, starting right now, I’m going to will the rain away and re-capture the spirit of the season, starting with wishing you and yours my very best.

I hope that this season brings you much joy, peace and prosperity.

I’ll let you know if it ever stops raining.

I’d love for you to pop on over to Mom It Forward and read the post I wrote about passing down the tradition of reading to my children.


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    We’ve been seeing some amazing footage on the floods in CA. Bizarre. Draining the pool sounds like fun…

    We’ve had more rain than snow this year, and it’s no fun.

    Have a great Christmas!

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    Hope it goes away soon…it is absolutely the crappiest way to spend time together as a family b/c all you want to do it kill each other! Merry merry, right?

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    Oh how I wish I lived in place where rain was a possibility this time of year. Instead, we have snow, lots and lots and lots of snow. On the plus side, we almost always get our white Christmas!

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    I am in the same boat, with the rain I mean. It’s so bad that I’m starting to wonder if we’ll have to take an actual boat to get to Christmas supper.

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    So, Martha, I came here to look at your directions on your Origami Christmas tree and love it. Then I saw atonher item I have been looking for too!! Your Pin it code. What code did you use on your html template to get it to work? I would be ever so grateful if you could share that with me, or where you got it too! Thank you and for the origami video, etc. 🙂

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