In case you didn’t catch it the first time, its raining. Nothing wild and glorious with just a taste of the world’s ending kind of rain. More that steady, we can take the fun out of a lottery win kind of rain. You know the stuff.
“Why don’t we go shopping”. Ok, I wouldn’t say that but I’m trying to be inclusive. “What, and just get wet and soggy. I don’t think so”. “Walk in the Park.”.. “Are you Mad”. Spot of gardening….. Is that the best suggestion you can come up with, and so on.
I love a bit of weather: the proper stuff. Rain that rattles the slates, with the odd crack of lightning in case you try to ignore the wrath of nature. Proper snow falls where you cannot get to work and fill in that report on Toilet Breaks: ( times taken out by members of the Marketing Department ) and are forced to stay at home and build a Snowman and drink hot tea/ whisky or Sauerkraut juice for those with ruined taste buds.
A garden juddering tornado to ruffle the fronds of my favourite gooseberry bush. Alright I’ve never seen one, ( tornado that is ), but I saw a film about some nutters chasing them across America, and it looked like a great way to waste gas and spill food in your lap while trying to control your truck in crazy circumstances.
Anything, but not this. The steady life sapping drizzle which leaches away all forms of exuberance. The only thing I can think of is to make some tea and watch an old film. Having said that. The management department, otherwise known as my partner, has intimated, or more honestly, let it be known, that we are going Christmas Shopping , come hell or high water. So what ever I said earlier, Its wet and soggy time for me, with a hint of further grumbling over the price of wrapping paper. Where’s my hat
On the other hand, if were we suddenly transported into a weather system I have described, where you clung to life : trying to make sandwiches in a gale at a picnic suggested by a friend you know you should have dropped years ago, you might long for something calmer. Lets face it, if a few moments of boredom are all we have to complain about, life is not as bad we think it is. Hope yours is the same.