Sunday, June 06, 2010

Thunder shower.

Shortly after I wrote my last post, clouds moved in quickly and the wind picked up. It then started to thunder and rain. It didn't last very long. A half an hour at most and there wasn't a lot of rain, but it sure cooled things off. That was very lovely and I have the back door open and there's a pleasant draft blowing through the apartment, which is making everything smell good.

I love the smell of rain, but it's a good thing that I didn't hang out the laundry to dry outside after all. I had thought about it, but decided against it just in case the weather forecasters turned out to be right, and they were. It's still cloudy now and it looks like there may be more rain, which is okay with me and actually, more rain has been predicted for this coming week. Lower temperatures too, but that just means I get to wear decent clothes and not the skimpy things I have been wearing now.

The thunder was neat and rumbled low over the sky. I didn't see any lightning, so it must have been far away. I like summer thunder storms and we have them regularly. I always feel perfectly safe inside the apartment and I'm not afraid of a hit. I'm so sheltered here, I would be surprised if I did. There's nothing like rain in the summer to release that smell of green grass and dust and blossoms. I like the cool air after the rain and everything looks very bright and clean.

I took a nap on the sofa. It was actually inevitable after I ate a late lunch. I started off watching the men's final at Roland Garros, but I only saw the first 5 minutes of it. I turned over and fell asleep. I had a cup of coffee when I woke up and felt like a million dollars. Tyke sleeps while I sleep, although he did try to wake me up at one point and I petted him in my sleep. I do remember that. My hand got stuck inside his curly fur and rested there.

I've decided not to worry about how often I post on days like these when I have the time to do whatever I like. It doesn't matter how many comments I've gotten, because I think only a few people read me anyway. I think a lot of times I write just for myself anyway, to get whatever I want "on paper." It's a way to describe my day and to get my thoughts down. It's like writing in a diary.

I'm going to look and see what I'm going to wear tomorrow, if I'm going to change my clothes at all or if I'm just going to add a different cardigan or a long sleeved stretch T-shirt. The possibilities are endless. I may end up wearing a skirt. Not the one that's missing. It needs to be searched for first. I washed my other denim skirt and hope it's a little bit tighter now, so it doesn't slide all the way down to my hips. I don't want to walk around with a bare belly button. It's fun to pick out clothes when you can get to them easily. It's nice to know what you've got to choose form.

I didn't get around to sweeping and dusting. I'll have to do that in the morning. I did clean the dining table and it is organized again. It's a catch all for whatever needs a temporary place when I don't know what to do with it immediately. Half of the mail I get can go into the recyclable paper box. Well, just about. If you count all the junk that is so called official mail, but that doesn't amount to anything. It is addressed to me, but completely useless. Except the Ikea catalogue. I always love that one. They've stopped sending everyone the Yellow Pages automatically. You have to send in a postcard now if you want one. That seems sensible. I'm sure a lot of paper and money are being saved that way.

I just took Tyke for his last walk. It was very nice outside. There's a cool breeze and an overcast sky. Tyke appreciated the walk very much and did all his sniffing very economically. he moved from one spot to the next without hesitation. The added attraction were all the trash bags, but luckily they didn't distract him too much, which was always a problem with Jesker, who thought he had to find his food in them. I always had to drag him away from them.

I can't believe tomorrow is Monday again. the weekend went by quickly. In the blink of an eye. I've got my week filled already and there's enough to do. I doubt I'll have very many dull moments and if they do come around, I'll fill them with something useful. There's always something to do.

I've got a clean bed to look forward to. That will be a pleasure. The used sheets have already been washed and are drying on the clothing rack. I'm completely caught up on the laundry. I do have to see what's in the ironing basket. I think there are some things in there that I'm not going to wear anymore, but that a cat has slept on. I'll have to see what I'm going to do with them. They may be worth rescuing still.

Have a good night and a good week. If you have rain, try to enjoy it.



Gail said...

Sounds like a pleasant day indeed, plus rain...we need some here to cool it down.

Twain12 said...

still raining buckets here too and it's suppose to stay that way for a few days. hope you have a good week