Oh, how true this is at times. I have been known to say, “Thank you for the rainy day. I needed a few extra days to work on housework rather than paying attention to the garden/yard.”
Right now, housework is in high gear, part of my larger project going on. I am paying attention to things that have not had attention in a few years, things that were not high priority when chaos was ensuing in our daily lives. Yeah, “dusting walls” is not really a high priority on most people’s lists, but after enough time in a fairly dusty region it begins to show.
Rain also means the mornings are a bit darker. This leads to my kids sleeping in a bit more. It seems I can handle them waking at 6:30 a.m. but not at 6 a.m. That extra half hour makes a huge difference in how I personally take their waking up from slumber. And if they decide that 4:30/5:00/5:45 a.m. is the time for them to wake up, I get territorial of my quiet morning time. My kids are LOUD the rest of the day, this introverted mama needs her dim lights, quiet, alone morning time before being able to be energetic the rest of the day. Did I mention I tend to be exhausted and fall asleep by 8:30 p.m. most nights as of late? Ever wonder why?
So, please, bring on the rain. Well, until all my floors are swept and mopped, the ceilings are painted, and I finally get that missing board fixed in the bathroom. After that, bring on the sunshine.