It's going to rain today.
I don't mind, not really. It does make me think of that old Mama's and Papas song though, the one about Rainy Days and Mondays. But it doesn't, "get me down" like in the song. Rather it gets me sleepy and quiet.
It only rained a tiny bit last week, maybe a little 10 minute shower here and there so the lawn is thirsty. I did manage to stir myself into moving the sprinkler around a little bit so that the plants and trees in the front got watered but the back? Nobody sees the back but me and the bunnies. I didn't bother with that back. Sometimes I'm lazy like that. I guess I knew that, eventually, a day like today would happen.
I was going to grocery shop today but I don't especially enjoy grocery shopping in the rain. Running from my parking place into the store, being wet and chilled in the store-level AC, which is much cooler than is truly necessary the entire time I'm shopping. And then worse, carriaging back to the car with all my groceries getting soaked and then after loading them into the car, returning the carriage. Hey I'm already wet, I may as well properly return the carriage at that point right? Then of course, once home, I now have to bring the bags in the house necessitating another walk in the rain. Soooooo no. No grocery shopping today. We will make do with what we have for today.
Another thing I won't be doing today is washing the floors. And that is for two reasons. One being it takes longer for wet floors to dry on a rainy day. The other being, the instant someone goes outside and comes back in they will be tracking wet onto my nice clean floors. So no. I will not be washing floors today.
Come to think of it, it's also not a good day to do any hand laundry. Kind of the same reason. It's the sort of laundry that does not go through the dryer and must be hung up to dry. On a rainy day, it does not dry well. So no hand laundry either.
Oh! That also goes for paint. I will not be resuming painting the family room today either. Paint will not dry quickly on a rainy day. That just makes sense, right? Put no painting on the rainy day list.
But I could make bread or cookies. I think baking is perfect for a rainy day. And I could read a book. Book reading should be absolutely required for a grey and dreary day. Napping works well also. Listening to that pitter-patter of rain against the windows could lull the crankiest baby or me to sleep better than a lullabye.
I might manage to do some ordinary laundry and I probably could stir myself to sweep a little or empty the dishwasher, maybe even change the sheets. But I will be moving slowly and taking lots of breaks because today I am dancing to the rhythm of the rain.
Hope you all had a terrific weekend.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.