“A rainy day is like a lovely gift — you can sleep late and not feel guilty.”

It was a late night so it is a late morning, actually an early afternoon. I was still awake at four when Gracie finally settled, Maddie got comfortable on my sweatshirt, and I was snuggled under the afghan to stave off the chill.

This morning when I took Gracie out I was surprised to see everything was wet, and the air was a bit chilly from the dampness. I came back inside and put on my sweatshirt which Maddie had been kind enough to leave for me. It’s raining again. I opened the window behind me to hear the drops on the leaves in the side yard. It started as a gentle rain but is now heavier, a steady storm.

I have no lists today. I could do a couple of errands but I’ll wait until tomorrow. Today I have designated a do nothing day.

My friend Bill keeps track of the weather in Bolga where we lived. I checked today, and it is currently 94˚, a cool day. Tomorrow will be 99˚ and every day for the rest of the week will be over 100˚ but will drop to the low 70’s at night. I used a woven wool blanket this time of year as the 30˚ drop was chilling. It was an unexpected but wonderful feeling being cold. I still have that wool blanket.

My house is dark except for a lit nightlight and a small driftwood tree lit with white lights in the bathroom and a strand of scallop shells and a cluster of red peppers lit in the kitchen. They give the house a cozy feel.

I’m watching a really bad movie called Deep Space. You’re probably thinking of course you are. The creature sort of looks like giant bug with lots of legs and sharp teeth. I had to laugh when it traveled on a sidewalk as it looked like a wind-up. None of its legs moved. It attacks by jumping at the necks of its victims. A few babies just as lethal as their mama have been born. The death count of their victims is rising.

It feels strange to have a Saturday with no baseball.

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10 Comments on ““A rainy day is like a lovely gift — you can sleep late and not feel guilty.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    I have become addicted to “A season with Navy Football” on Showtime which follows the adventures of the Midshipmen through their 5-0 start and a ranking in the top 25. ESPNU will televise their game at Memphis at 3:45…i will be cheering them on from a rainy cold Michigan.

    Meanwhile Tottenham won 1-0 in a rather lackluster effort at Wembley. Their next stop is (Real) Madrid in the champions league on Tuesday.

    My old dog is sleeping, I am reading, the TV is making noise.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I remember watching a program about soon to be midshipmen football players. It followed them from home to the first day of Annapolis. I always wondered what happened to them. Did they finis their four years?

      I will check out this series. I hope it is as good as the one I had watched.

      I figure a win is a win!!

      Now I have my TV making noise too.

  2. flyboybob Says:

    I can understand your friend’s obsession with the temperature in Bolga, I keep up with the weather in nearly every city I have visited. I like to see how cold it gets in July in Santiago Chile and how hot it gets in Dubai in August..

    I understand your withdrawal from baseball. Of course you can watch the Yankees and the Astros or the Cubs and the Dodgers. My team didn’t even make it to the playoffs.

    This morning I took my wife’s car in to have her car serviced and I took my daughter to lunch.

    Today should also be another hot one. However, a cool front is coming tonight which will drop the temperature down to a comfortable 70 degrees.

    • katry Says:

      The weather was the same when I lived there, but I don’t remember how hot it was. I know I’d sit in my house, and when I stood up off the upholstered chair, my body was outline on the chair in sweat. I used to take my shower and not dry off so the air would cool and dry me when I was in bed.

      I’d have to be tied up and gagged before I’d watch the Yankees.

      That was a leisurely day.

      We’re having a day in the 70’s tomorrow.

  3. Birgit Says:

    We’re enjoying a few warm and sunny days here. Now it’s already dark and quiet. No TV, no noisy garden tools.
    Dortmund just lost 2:3 🙁

    • katry Says:

      The rain has stopped. The TV is the only sound. We’ll have sun and warmth tomorrow, far too much warmth for mid October.


  4. olof1 Says:

    I looked at the weather forecast when I woke up yesterday and it said the sun would show around 9am. It was still solid grey at 9 so I checked the forecast and then it said the sun would show at 10. Did the same thing at 10 and then the forecast said sunshine would come at 12. Just as grey then so I checked the forecast and it said the sun would show itself at 2pm. It didn’t but then the forecast said it would show at 4pm and that it would continue to shine for the rest of the day,

    It actually showed up for almost half an hour 🙂 🙂 🙂 If I had been that bad at my job I wouldn’t been allowed to do it 🙂 🙂 🙂 but it was a nice day anyway, just enough warm and no rain after the morning rain that wasn’t supposed to happen either 🙂 The hunters arrived really late and stayed only for a short while so I could walk around much as I felt like.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Today was supposed to be a great day, sunny and warm. It was neither. I turned on the air conditioner to rid the house of the humidity. Right now it is darker than it has been all day and there is a wind.

      The roads were pretty quiet when I did my errands. I even found parking spaces. That made it a good day!

      Have a wonderful evening.

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