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.