Weekend Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Napping


We’re getting some much-needed rain and we’re pretty dog gone excited about it!

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It’s going to take a lot more rainy weekends to fill up the lake but we’ll take what we can get.


Our neighbor’s floating dock is no longer floating. . .


And our lake-fed irrigation intake has long been out of the water.


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And it’s the perfect weather for a lazy weekend and to take a nap. . .




True confessions: We believe in the power of napping and are professionals :)


We nap every weekend if possible.

Are you a napper?


Chloe and Gracie hope you’re enjoying a lazy weekend and a nap too.


Happy Sunday!

  28 comments for “Weekend Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Napping

  1. Lynn Schantz
    September 27, 2015 at 6:43 am

    So glad you have finally received that much needed rain, hope its a nice warm rain with no wind or storms. Thank you for sharing pictures of your two little mappers just adorable. We are getting into harvest here in Michigan, have a happy Sunday.

  2. LuAnn Pachkoski
    September 27, 2015 at 7:27 am

    So happy for you to get some much needed rain! And napping is a wonderful thing on weekends! Wish we could have sent you some rain from here on the Space Coast of Florida…we are floating down here!!! Enjoy your Sunday and take a nap!

  3. Michelle
    September 27, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Know the feeling of needing rain! We finally got ours here in central Tampa area. The fall leafs will not be so colorful this year. Hope you have a rainy restful Sunday!

  4. Kathi
    September 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

    We’ve been getting some rain the last couple of days here in GA. I’ve made some homemade chicken noodle soup and chilli so far this weekend. Chloe and Gracie definately have the right idea!

  5. Nancy
    September 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I just love it! I get some great ideas for decorating, and look forward to seeing Chloe and Gracie. They are adorable! Enjoy your day!

  6. Sue
    September 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Wow, can’t believe how low your lake is!!! Glad you are getting some rain. My pups and I took a nap yesterday and might do the same today!! Have a great Sunday.xoxo

  7. Diane
    September 27, 2015 at 8:08 am

    We are getting rain in Atlanta and it is to continue for most of the next week,hope some of it comes your way.
    As always, I love seeing Chole and Grace. The bichoens love their naps and their throws. Enjoy your weekend😊

  8. Ellen Stillabower
    September 27, 2015 at 8:10 am

    When our little pup was still around anytime one of us laid down, she was right there with us..and yes, we are nappers! What a disaster for your lake. Looks like you will have to receive a tremendous amount of rain to fill that space..maybe the one good thing would be that it’s a great time for repairs, if needed..there would sure be no interference from the water..have a nice long nap!! Happy Sunday!! 😴😴😴

  9. September 27, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I simply adore your blog! They most beautiful inspiration of all the blogs I follow! Thank you for sharing your talents and your ideas..not to mention Chloe and Gracie! Autumn blesssings to you!

  10. September 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Yikes, I had no idea how bad it really is, blessings for more rain, I know we have some coming next week, we
    r very low here too!
    I hope your leaves don’t start turning early, I can’t wait to get down there!
    Hugs to the furry ones Chloe & Gracie, have a beautiful and safe weekend!

  11. Granny Gay
    September 27, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Napping….that’s one thing my Havanese, Samantha, and I do best…particularly when it is raining! Precious pups, there. So glad you are receiving some much needed rain, and hope it’s the gentle kind that does the most good.
    Happy Napping to you and yours…

  12. franki
    September 27, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I want to thank the rain dear for the showers we’re getting…we, too, could use more!! I’m ready to join those cute nappers!! franki

  13. Cynthia Raines
    September 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Mary! I was shocked to see how much your lake has receded. Yes, we will pray for the much needed rain. This weekend we’ve been taking a short respite at our largest inland lake in MI, Houghton Lake, and it has been wonderful. We don’t own a boat, but I love just sitting and watching the water. Our cabin is only 15 feet from the beach and the weather has been awesome, in the 70’s, bright and sunny with a puff of a breeze. Full moons both nights which makes the water glisten. We head for home today, only a 3 hour drive. You fur-babies are precious and yes, I’m all for taking a nap. Hope you have a restful Sunday!

  14. September 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I hope the rain helps, Mary. I honestly didn’t think I’d see Lake Travis full again in my lifetime, but the Memorial Day rains and floods this past spring recharged it to almost full. It’s slowly declining again, but boy is it nice to see that water once again. Looks like a lot of rain is headed your way. Enjoy that nap! Sadie and the chef are napping as I type. It’s so cool and lovely here this morning. We have doors and windows open enjoying a perfect fall morning.
    Have a great day staying dry and cozy inside.

  15. September 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Happy rainy Sunday !

  16. September 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Enjoy your rainy…napping SONday!

  17. Betty
    September 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Do you live close to the schools?My daughter lives on the other side of L Norman from the schools.

    • September 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Betty, Lake Norman spans four counties with multiple school districts.

      • Betty
        September 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm

        My daughter is near Rt 150.
        By the way I have had 7 Bichons…the best furkids ever. When I saw yours I wanted to reach out and hug them:(

  18. Marie in AZ
    September 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hi, Mary, Wow, I was surprised at how low the lake really is! So glad to hear you’re finally getting some rain…you’ll be back to normal levels in no time….fingers crossed.

  19. Donna Perdue
    September 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    We too are experiencing the low water levels at the lake. Two days of rain with three more forecasted to follow should help get it closer to the 795′ mark. It didn’t help the wine festival this weekend but hopefully the upcoming home tour by boat should benefit. Enjoy your Sunday nap!

  20. September 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I’m glad you’re getting much needed rain, Mary, and hopefully your lake will fill up. After our rains in the spring, our lakes refilled, which was a miracle.
    No, I am not a napped, but I kept baby Harper overnight, and I definitely took a nap this afternoon. Wow, do I feel better! I guess that’s what napping is all about.
    Happy Sunday!

  21. September 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    So happy it’s finally raining Mary! Your precious pooches are loving it I can see, I think it’s so sweet how they always sleep together~ The lake photos are shocking~ I hope you won’t have any permanent damage

  22. Paula
    September 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm


    Wow Mary, the lake is unreal , hopefully in time it will recover !!

    The pups are so cute !! Im not much of a napper, but the time I did thinking oh just 10 mins, I woke up an hour later! :)

    Have a super week!


  23. September 28, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Ha, ha, those Girls have the life Mary! Glad to hear you got some rain, a nice quiet weekend is good every once in a while-enjoy:@)

  24. September 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    i am so surprised you can self water, that would be unheard of out here, but how great for you when the lake is there to keep that shed so lush! i hope you had a nice rainy weekend, we are still dry on the horizon, couldy today, hard to tell the difference from fog to a gray day, its all just 50 shades of gray here…

    hope you and the girls got a good drenching~

  25. September 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hurray for rain! So glad you’re finally get some! Your fur babies are so cute. Good napping!

  26. September 30, 2015 at 8:59 am

    We need this rain! Amazing how low the lake is. This is our first year here – our boat is out of the water until spring… **SIGH ** – I love your blog by the way- I have pinned so many beautiful fall pics.

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