All right Mother Nature, I know I asked for rain a few weeks ago so I wouldn't have to stand outside for hours on end watering all the new landscaping, but enough is enough!! If the internet is to be trusted, we have had almost 5 inches of rain in the past 36 hours--and another 2 inches in the 2 days before that! My landscaping is soaked! Everything is green! Bring back the sunshine!!
I have a hard time falling asleep when it's raining, although if I'm already asleep and it starts, it usually doesn't bother me. I can even sleep through thunderstorms most nights, although the bad ones still freak me out. I haven't tried to sleep under my bed in a good 10 years though, so it's progress.
Anyway, so last night I was tossing and turning because of the rain. I finally fell asleep and woke to what sounded like something re-arranging furniture in the attic. And then footsteps coming up the stairs--luckily I realized Ethan was NOT laying next to me before I clubbed him with a lamp. We laid there for a while, trying to figure out the noise (he wanted to go in the attic, but I said if there was something up there, I'd rather it stay up there until daylight hours). Finally realized it was a tree next to our house that the wind was blowing into the gutters making a horrid sound. This tree has never touched our house before, but I guess it's time to have it trimmed back. On the plus side, we did not lose power during the whole ordeal, which is pretty amazing considering we used to lose power every time the wind got above 2 mph.
And Evan was not happy about having to wear long sleeves this morning. Neither was I, but I guess he was making up for his outstanding Mother's Day behavior yesterday and proceeded to have multiple lengthy tantrums while sprawled on the floor of various locations around the house.