Well, I made it through my first week of school unscathed. I started off on the right foot, gave myself plenty of time in the morning (more than I needed) every morning and didn’t hit snooze once all week. I got a little sun every day after school and finished that book I wanted to finish. And tomorrow it’s supposed to rain. I couldn’t be happier.
Yes, you read correctly. I, Queen of the Pool, am looking forward to the rain.
As much as I love the sun, I have never been one to unequivocally hate the rain. I find it soothing and can enjoy a good, steady rain sometimes. I plan to tomorrow.
A hurricane (maybe only a tropical storm at this point) is coming up the coast and is supposed to deliver some heavy rain tomorrow. This morning, as I sipped my coffee and watched my morning meteorologist talk about it, I got a little excited. I thought of how nice it will be not to feel like I have to hurry off somewhere, not to feel compelled to enjoy the sunshine by my pool. I won’t have to slather myself with lotion and make extra ice, and double check my bag for reading and writing materials. Instead, tomorrow I can listen to the raindrops on my skylight and have an extra cup of coffee, watch Food Network all day and read while I stay cozy under my microfiber throw blanket. It will be a nice change of pace.
Summer is not over and there will be more sun. But tomorrow I am going to take my cue from nature and stay inside.