Hey y’all! I know, I said I wasn’t going to post again until St. Patrick’s Day, but I have to say, it’s been raining in my area for three days now. The sad part about this three day rain I’m receiving, it’s been an on/off process for the better part of an entire month. February. Normally, I don’t have a problem with rain, but this past month has been much rainier than it needs to be.
We were in a drought through the entire summer last year, then winter came and with winter came the end of the year holidays. No snow because I’m in Central Georgia. Now, we’re finally getting back into the Spring season, and I swear, Mother Nature is trying to drown us.
No lie. I stepped outside onto my porch this morning, between my first and second class. The sun was not yet up or rising for the day, but it was clearly cloudy and raining. No sooner did I step outside, turn around and shut my screen door, I saw an enormous flash of lightening, bright enough to light up the entire sky as if it’s the middle of the afternoon, and then it was like someone spilled a gigantic bucket of water, or something. Had temperatures been about 30-40 degrees warmer, I could have had a shower. Ironically enough, the rapid torrential downpour now taking place was coming down so hard, I didn’t think it could come down any harder, but it did. In that moment, the rain coming down became so powerful, it was like standing beneath or beside a waterfall.
Since then, the sun has came up, but we can’t see it behind all the gray clouds, and yes, it is still raining, but the rain has let up to a misting drizzle. My husband took out our garbage this morning, and as he was coming back around to our porch, he told me, each footstep is ‘squish, squish, squish’. Like the last three days, it’s supposed to rain all day today, so the ground is going to be ‘squish, squish, squish’ for awhile.
Thank goodness I don’t have anywhere I have to be today, or my mood would be worse than what it currently is. Right now, all I can do is sit around, think, and of course write. Being stuck indoors is becoming very frustrating, I have to say.
Speaking of writing, my manuscript is steadily building, and very nicely. I just recently finished and printed “Runaway”, a story about why I ran away after I turned eighteen, and “My All Time Low” which is a story about just that, my all-time low in life. Dating a guy, moving in with him, and then learning that I should have followed my gut instinct.
While it might be raining outside, at least I have plenty of inside things to do. Writing, washing laundry, writing, baking muffins, writing, and I have plenty to read. Maybe I’ll get some sketching done. I’m currently sketching a piece that’s symbolic of 9/11, and this reminds me of another story I’m rewriting, “Bleeding Patriotism”, about my very first time giving blood. I was seventeen donating for the victims of 9/11.
Well, it was unexpected, but I’m sure you enjoyed the reading all the same. Thank you for reading and I’ll post again on St. Patrick’s Day, or the day after because I have a really full schedule on St. Patrick’s Day. I have three classes in the morning, my daughter has school until noon, I’m cleaning my parent’s house for them, and finally a doctor’s appointment. See what I mean by a full schedule?
So, again, thanks y’all for reading! Please, feel free to comment below!