It's been a non-stop rain deluge here and, frankly, it's depressing.
Worse yet, it makes me lazy.
I chide myself to get out of my doldrums and do something—anything—that will make me feel better. Here are five things I've come up with:
1: Clean out a closet.
You no longer have an excuse. You can't use the fact that you'll get more exercise by walking, so dig in.
(By the way, this is not my closet…but it could be.
Ergo, those are not my legs…but they could be—if I took longer walks.)
2: Bake a pie.
After your closet work out, you deserve some reward, am I right?
Pie fits the bill perfectly.
You may not have the right ingredients for your favorite.
That's okay. You're creative, so improvise! The smell wafting through your home will be great!
(By the way: this is not my pie.
But it could be…if my oven had more than one setting: burned.)
3: Call an old friend.
You've had every excuse to put this off. Well, now's the time. You'll feel good about it and so will the person at the other end of the line.
(By the way, this is not me. And not because I don't own a cell phone or because my hair doesn't coil lushly past my shoulders. I just don't have a window seat. However, if I had, I'd perch on it pertly, too!)
4: Read a book.
Admit it: this is what you really want to be doing anyway. With a cup of something hot beside you. Oh, and maybe a nice, warm piece of that pie you've just baked.
Because you don't really want to get out of bed. Heck, it's too cold!
Time to warm things up before you can turn on that oven and make that pie (yeah, right, sure…)
By the way, this is not me—but it should be.
Whattya think, did I put this in the right order?
Is there something you'd like to add to this list? Hey, I'm all ears. All I'm doing is listening to the rain.