I won't say always (like the song says ... Rainy days and Mondays always get me down ... am I dating myself with that lyric?) but rainy days can beat the heck out of me before I even blink.
We've been hit with more rain than you can imagine lately. Almost all last week it was overcast and coming down. Fortunately Thanksgiving was a nice day, as was the rest of the weekend, for the most part, but here we are again, with the rain coming down steadily all week so far.
It's a major bummer. While I enjoy a good rainy day as much as the next gal (or guy) I just can't take so many days in a row. Especially when cooped up in the house with a not-quite-three-year-old. And a crazy headache and stuffed up nose, as always. And not that much will-power while baking loads of cookies and treats for the two cookie swaps coming up I am participating in ... you don't know what a cookie swap is? Neither did I til I moved down here. It's just what it sounds like. I make cookies, you make cookies, and everyone else who attends does, too. We swap, and end up bringing home like 40 or so new cookies, in exchange for our own. Not a bad gig, no? But I digress ...
And the lack of opportunity to snuggle upstairs, under the covers with the TV on. My daughter is a sometimes snuggler. Not all the time, though, and usually not when I need to the most, like on days like these! Boo! Hiss! Come snuggle with mommy, would you?
Anyway, I did finish a book I have been reading, so that was a plus about the day. I'll post about that later, after I can go check what the official count is up to for the year. I have also watched a little bit more Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. than I would care to admit, and eaten my fair share of cookies, as has she. But, hey, what can you do when the weather hits like this? I mean, splashing in puddles is one thing, but being out there when the wind picks up and rolls you around a bit more than you're prepared for, not so much fun.
Hope it's drier wherever you are, and that if it's not you're warm and toasty in your beds, with a nice cuppa cocoa ... maybe with a splash of peppermint schnapps or brandy. IF you're into that sort of thing!