Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Rainy Day

Today is a rainy day. Only in Missouri is Labor Day the high of 95 degrees, then two days later it's 58 degrees at 3:30pm.
I have always loved rainy days. In fact, when I was a kid I used to misinterpret the meaning of the saying "put away for a rainy day". As you know, it means to put money away for a time when you need it. I thought you put it away until a literal rainy day in which you had to play in the house and wanted to do something special, like order pizza and watch movies. Although, we were allowed to go out and play in the rain while our friends had to stay inside or on their porches.
Rainy days were fun days. My Mom would bake cookies, we would play board games, and sometimes I would gather up every stuffed animal I owned and snuggle with them on the couch with a blanket...and probably watch Pete's Dragon.
Thunderstorms were especially special. My Dad would take me out on the front porch and we would sit there in awe of the awesome power of God.
To this day, rainy days make me happy. I would rather have rain the entire winter instead of snow. Except maybe a couple of weeks before Christmas.
I awoke this morning with a little bit nausea. Pixie had a 24 hour stomach virus last week that has been going around and I was hoping I didn't have it too. I feel okay, but Pixie has been really whiny today and hasn't been napping well. Possibly because she's teething. Then, I realized I couldn't find my diaper bag which has my wallet in it and realized that I probably left it up at Big Lake where we went for the holiday. The bad thing is, I am sure I had it in the car..which means that maybe Scott took it out to pack the car and left it outside. We'll have to go back tonight or tomorrow to retrieve it. I really hope it isn't stolen or ruined. I have only been using it for about a week and it's SO cute.
Thank goodness today is a rainy day. I might have been in a really rotten mood.


Kizzie and Andy said...

I love rainy days! It makes me want to wear jeans and a hoodie. I can't wait for fall! And then spring, we can skip winter all together!
I hope you get your wallet back, that totally stinks!

Rebecca said...

"Thank goodness today is a rainy day. I might have been in a really rotten mood."

Amen, sister. Amen.

I didn't know that about you believing "save it for a rainy day". That's adorable!!