May 26th, 2009

rainy day


Martin and I were going to go for a walk after dinner, but I had to get a couple of quick things done to finish and publish this month's AWC newsletter/website and when I was done with that I had to do a quick-read through my friends list and answer emails and as I sat here the room gradually got darker and darker until I got up and turned on the light, and then did a double-take because it was only 7:30...and it's supposed to still be light out! Then thunder rumbled. bbbuuuuummmmbbbblebooooommmmm, it went.

Hmmm...I thought (with my Einstein hat on), it sounds like a storm is brewing...maybe we should wait 5 minutes (as we do, here) and see if it's going to pass over so we can go walk. And I thought, I'll just finish reading this magazine while it passes. And lo, it DID! The sun was coming out again under the passing cloud layer, and I chivvied Martin into getting ready to go out the door. But first I had to put socks on, and go to the bathroom, and he had to grab a cookie and then we got our jackets and went out...and it was raining. Big fat ploppy drops. Even though the sun! It was shining! But the horizon was looking dark again and we looked at each other and chickened out.

So I sat down and called my mom, whom I haven't talked to in awhile and we got caught up and while we were on the phone, I wandered slowly around the house, sitting on the sofa for awhile and then in the big chair, and then on the sofa in the playroom, and at that point, the rain started POUNDING down so hard and so loud that my mom could hear it in Michigan! Then it stopped, but it's still grumbling up there and I didn't go for a walk today.

The end.