7.10.2006

rainy weekend recap



The majority of the past week has been rainy and I love it! (Especially when you're expecting blistering July heat) The weekend was great because it was rainy and cloudy the entire time, making for a cozy and weather-satisfying weekend. On Saturday I worked in the morning, which was nice because there were only three of us working and after work I went home and changed into my favorite blue suede vans. (Yes real blue suede shoes--I mean seriously what could be more cool? Eek, not bright blue though, a soft pastel baby blue). I dropped off a belated graduation thank you note and stayed talking for a bit then made my way over to Target.

I raided the dollar section and picked up some fun things to sneak into Emily's Girl's Camp bags and I also checked out the clearance DVD section and picked up some good finds. I bought the chick flick "The Prince and Me" for $7.50 and "Sliding Doors" for a mere $5.50. I went home and watched both movies, had scrambled eggs for dinner and caught up on a bit of "Lost." Saturday proved to be a fun, relaxing, perfect rainy day.

Yesterday I had a 2 1/2 hour nap followed by roast beef and mashed potatoes with ice cream sundaes for dessert at Grandma's house. I watched a silly made-for-TV movie and made plans for seeing the new Pirates movie. I think the rain was a good omen for this weekend. It was raining almost constantly, sometimes pretty hard and sometimes it was a light drizzle, but it was raining consistently the whole weekend.

I love rain because it is so cleansing. It smells so good and it cools things down. Whenever it rains, I feel a little more relaxed, a little less pressured to do things. To me, rain creates moments for renewal, moments to start over. And yes, we can resolve to start over anytime, but rain serves as a reminder. The sound of rain is soothing and I love when thunder accompanies the soft pattering of rain outside my window. The best combination however is rain in the autumn; not much can match that except maybe snow around Christmastime.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You find deep meaning and insight to almost everything in life- I have never seen anyone who appreciates life that much, nor values it. I feel honored to be a recipient of your beautiful insights!

Mook said...

I love ice cream sundaes!!!

claire said...

hey look! now I can comment on your blog, hooray!! I concur on your sentements for thunderstorms. I love to listen to it. Thanks for figuring out how to put up the link to other people's blogs! Isn't it weird when your siblings grow up? I don't know that something like that should be allowed.
anyhoodle, have a great day!!!!

mwe said...

I'm finally going to cave in and post a comment. I'm not a big fan of personal blogs which is not news to CJ. There are so many creeps in the world and I'm uncomfortable with the idea of sharing so much with people who are so anonymous! But I trust CJ to be discreet so I'll deal with it.

mwe said...

btw CJ! I love your writing and your ideas! :)

roastbeefstew said...

rain is always a good thing in my book. but especially when you've been having a drought and haven't seen or smelled rain for months on end.

michelle said...

I love rain, too. What is that awesome photo??

cjw said...

Michelle: I just found that photo using Jessie's recommended google image search. I really like it!

dpw said...

I wish it were raining right now. Instead, it's 85 degrees in the house.... YUK!

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