Aug 26, 2009

Waking up to Happiness

I woke up this morning and thought it was still night. My room was dark and the sky dreary. I leaned over to look at my clock and saw that the time was indeed 7am.

Then it occurred to me...

Happiness!!!

It's raining!!!

So I've opened the windows and (in attempts to unsuccessfully drown out the kid's arguing that started at 8am this morning) I am listening to the gentle pitter pattering of little drops making contact with the leaves, house and street.

So welcome to my lazy day friends. I'm gonna plop down on the couch or bed with a good book and the windows open. I'll probably put a muzzle on the children in a movie for the kids. Maybe we'll do a picnic for lunch in front of the TV. I think I'll put together and extra long quiet time today. Maybe break out some coloring books. It's going to be a lovely day!

Seriously...is there anything more relaxing than the sounds and smells of gentle rain?

14 comments:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I woke up to the same wonderful weather. Unfortunately my day consists of cleaning. The book idea sounds so much better! ENJOY!

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

A picnic lunch in front of the TV sounds like FUN!

No rain here. Think we might be entering some drought-like days...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Foursons said...

Rain? What's that? The last time we got 2 inches of rain in one day where I live was in July of 2007.

Heart2Heart said...

Ah I see you are still sleeping in your castle. I guess the rain machine is working after all!

Nothing beats the sights, sounds or smell of rain.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

T. Anne said...

Um please send the rain over my way. All of my plants are withering in this heat!!!!!!!

Jody Hedlund said...

I'm so glad I'm further north and missing the rain. We have a beautiful cool sunshiny day. Hope you're enjoying your rain!

ElanaJ said...

Oooh, I love staying home in the rain. There's nothing like a movie in the living room and me with my laptop while the rain pours down. Have a great day!

CMOM Productions said...

The rain didn't last long enough today. :( Although it smelled wonderful outside afterwards and the sun popping out was beautiful too. The cool comfortable air was nice today for sure! :)

Tara said...

When it rains, I love to curl up with a good book. Add hot cocoa = bliss. I hope you enjoyed your rainy day.

Bug said...

I too love waking up to rainy mornings. What a lovely post :)

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Jessica said...

Oh yes, I love rainy weather. :-) I hope the day went as lovely as you anticipated!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I love the rain! Especially thunderstorms at night or days when u dont have to do anything but snuggle up on the couch. :)

Katie Ganshert said...

I love the rain too...but it's a conditional love. I love the rain at night. That's the best. I love the rain on lazy weekend days when I don't feel like doing anything but reading or watching television. I love the rain when I know I should work out, but I don't want to (a perfect excuse not to). I dont' love the rain on the rare occassions I actually feel like going running. And I DO. NOT. like the rain when I'm having an awesome hair day (not very often) and I have to go somewhere and can't find the umbrella.