Friday, July 29, 2011

Small and Simple Things

Sometimes life comes at you fast.  Days blur into weeks and weeks blur into months.  Sometimes we move so fast that we forget to stop and enjoy the little things.  A couple of days ago, I was out reading on my new patio furniture - love it - and a storm blew in.  I stayed where I was for a moment and watched as giant drops of rain fell around me.  I stretched out my hands, hoping one would land on my palm, but instead it landed directly on the top of my head.  After a few moments, the drops start coming faster.  I stayed outside, but moved closer to the back door in case I needed to bolt.  My daughter joined me.  We sat on the back porch and tried to catch rain.  Before long, we started to notice a few drops of hail.  We watched as they multiplied.  We ran inside as they pummeled us.  We stood at the back door and watched this crazy storm.  I dared my 16 year old daughter to run out and stand in the hail for 10 seconds.  We both ran out screaming "ouch, ouch, ouch".  Can you last for 30 seconds?  You bet.  "Ouch, ouch, ouch".  Who knew that a hail storm could be so much fun.  My daughter ate pieces of ice from the ground - no thanks, that where my dogs roam - yuck!  I snapped a picture in my mind.  I wish I had thought to grab the actual camera, but then I would have missed out on all the fun!

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