By now you may have heard about all the rain we've gotten on the East Coast. I'm not sure how much rain fell in Maryland over the last two days but it was plenty, and more than we've seen in a while. I took some pictures this morning after letting the girls out to give you an idea of how much we got in my "neck 'o the woods," Maryland's Eastern Shore.
As you can see, parts of the road that I live on got pretty water logged, bordering on dangerously high. I was planning to start my day with an early swim at the indoor pool I belong to, but when my husband called me on his way to work at 4:00 AM to say that parts of our road were flooded and it might be a good idea to wait until it had subsided a bit or got lighter before venturing out, that was all I needed to hear to jump back into bed!
After I got up (again!) around 6:30 and fed everybody, I wandered around the whole yard to assess the flooding. The best part though was that it had finally stopped raining (yay!) and there was a nice Fall chill in the air. Had to put on my barn coat and while I was out, decided to use my pruners to cut the last of the zinnias. I trimmed them up and made a cheery little bouquet that I thought would look great either on the kitchen or coffee table, but as I was pruning and fussing over them, a little voice said to me "give those flowers to Fordonia." Fordonia is my next door neighbor who is 85 years young, lives alone (and happily so, by her own admission)and just the best neighbor you could ask for. So I put the flowers in a milk bottle vase and took them over to her. She was so tickled. I stayed and we chatted about 30 minutes after which time I realized how hungry I was. First thing that came to mind; french toast and scrambled eggs with cheese! Comfort food on a chilly morning seemed like the best thing in the world at that moment. Mind you, not the best nutritionally or calorie-wise, but I thought, so what. I'll swim it off later. And after adding too much butter (is there such a thing?) and syrup, it was delicious. I was totally content. Sort of weighed me down though so I thought it was a good time for reading on the couch, followed by a little nap to let everything settle before heading to the pool.
Finally did make it there around 2:00 and swam for 45 minutes. Felt great, too. Of course my husband joked that there was no need to go there when we've got a lake right in our backyard!