Friday, July 17, 2009
Rain, rain, go away...
Its been raining non-stop. We have tropical storm "Isang" which is causing widespread flooding and forcing schools, offices and the country's stock exchange to close today. After looking at the weather forecast, it seems as though it will be raining and storming until tomorrow, presumably keeping us inside.
So what would I do if I am confined at home during a rainy day?
Well, the first thing on my list will be to sleep. There’s something about cool winds and the sound of rain on my roof that makes the shut-eye hard to resist. A warm bed and soft pillow to snuggle in, will be very tempting.
But of course, during this time when all the kids are also at home, I expect them to be looking for food. Well, isn't it nice to eat in? I mean since we can't go out, I will instead use my fingers to call my favorite fast food joint for a 30-minutes-or-less delivery.
And what better time to rearrange a room especially when a change is in order! I love to plot out a likely new layout for my living room or bedroom on a piece of paper before actually moving tables and chairs around so I don’t waste time and energy. A new arrangement doesn’t only look good, but it feels good as well.
Another activity I am inclined to do is read. From the newspapers and magazines, to books I haven’t touched since I bought them. I would cozy up on the couch or in my bed with a blanket, pillows, and a hot cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy a quiet couple of hours with a book. I can also doze off if I like.
Or I can highlight my hair. Sometimes feeling “blah” can be remedied by a slight change in appearance. Of course I won't be doing something drastic like using purple or a flaming orange on my hair! Hmmm... it would give me a kick just to make heads turn when I come to work on Monday, so it would be nice to highlight a few strands of my hair.
Ah yes, what better time to get on the computer for fun. Like maybe tend my farm and work on someone else's farm and get some points. Or just scan through websites and discover new things, or make up a screen name and let that alter ego loose in a chat room, if I dare, and converse with a number of people on a variety of subjects, from the serious to the absurd.
How about you? What would you be doing on a rainy day?