It’s been raining off-and-on all day. It’s quiet, peaceful – nobody needs me, nobody’s calling me, so I think I’ll just go eat worms (I’m kidding – blissful, peaceful silence – what more can a woman with a “toot sweet” life want?)! It’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon and Charlie’s taking a nap. He’s old now and sometimes needs naps (I’m kidding about the “old”; although he is 62). I guess he doesn’t really need naps, but he likes them.
Anyway, I’m in my home office at my computer (big surprise) and I glance out my office window, which is to my right. A gorgeous, gigantic rainbow is right in front of me! A rainbow! In my valley – out my window – in the soft, drizzly rain!
I yell, “Charlie! There’s a rainbow outside! Get up and come see it! I’m going outside so I can take a picture!”
I jump out of my chair, grab my iPhone (my camera of choice; actually, the only camera I have and the one I use to take all of my pictures on this blog – at least at this moment in time!), go outside through our front door in my jammies (yes, I said jammies. Yes, I realize it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon! It’s one of those rare, blissful, do-anything-I-want kind of days so I’m still in my jammies cuz that’s what I want!) and slippers walking around our front yard taking pictures of the rainbow with my iPhone in the drizzly rain.
The rainbow is so big, I can’t take a picture of it from end-to-end!
No Charlie! I yell for Charlie and no answer. I walk around the house calling for Charlie, looking in our different rooms for Charlie and still no answer. So, I go out into the garage and no Charlie! But, the garage door is open, so I go outside, again, in jammies and slippers in the drizzly rain. Yelling for Charlie. NO Charlie!
We have an incredibly long (600 foot) driveway (see All Hands on Deck) that curves around our property and is planted with beautiful trees and I can’t see straight down the driveway. So, I walk a little ways down the driveway, in my jammies and slippers, in the drizzly rain, calling for Charlie. I think to myself “it’s a good thing we live in the country and no one can see me. Otherwise, I’d have the reputation of being the crazy old lady walking around the neighborhood at all hours of the day in her jammies and slippers!” But, I digress. Still no Charlie. I go into our front yard again – no Charlie!
So, I go back inside our house and NO CHARLIE! I go into my office again, sit in my chair and look out the window again. This time, a breathtaking DOUBLE rainbow is sparkling through my window! I jump up again, grab my iPhone again, and bolt out the front door again! I don’t want to miss this giant, gorgeous double-rainbow.
After walking around the side of our house and taking more pictures in my jammies and slippers in the drizzly rain, I go back inside the house, again, and STILL NO CHARLIE!
Just when I’m starting to feel just a little bit panicked (did aliens shine their transporter beam down on him and take him away???), he comes rolling in the back door through the garage. Here’s the conversation:
“Where have you been?” I ask in a semi-accusatory tone.
“You told me to get up and go look at the rainbow, so I did!” he answers (EDITORIAL COMMENT: one of the few times in his life that he actually listened to his wife!)
“But, where did you go? I didn’t see you outside and I was calling and calling for you!”
“I went to check the mail and the Amazon elves brought Coco his food.” (remember: our driveway is very long and I couldn’t see him and he couldn’t see [or hear] me).
FYI – we order Coco’s canned cat food and bags of cat treats from Amazon through their “Subscribe and Save” and “Amazon Prime” programs. We get frequent Amazon deliveries and the delivery person left a box of Coco’s treats at our front gate – at the end of the rainbow.