It seems as though the rain has extinguished the sun’s fire, but the day must still be made the most of, and it’s good for:
- Sipping on warm coffee or hot tea, whichever’s your chosen source of caffeine, whilst gazing at the downpour or the misty drizzle, as the case may be.
- Organising bookshelves, lending some method to the currently haphazard madness.
- Reading said books. Perhaps while sipping on the aforementioned coffee or tea (or maybe enjoying some wine) and looking up every once in a while to watch the rain pattering down, if only to make sure it still is.
- Writing silly two- or three- or four-liners, like so:
Spurred on by a furious sheet of water
Suspended from the merciful heavens,
As if saying, “Remain, plan, don’t wander!”
To coax, thunder storms, roars, deafens.
- Putting a pen to paper and just letting the words flow;
- Letting prose turn into poetry, and poetry, into lyrical prose.
- Unpacking outfits suitable to autumn weather. This, obviously, varies depending on the time of year and approaching season, if any.
- Cleaning, polishing every shoe. That will take the better part of the damp day.
- Fluffing pillows and cushions. (Just kidding.)
- Baking some chocolatey goodness.
- Sprucing up the insides of one’s living quarters, then
- Curling up on a comfy couch (It’ll be much more satisfying when done in that order.) and
- –ooh! Hot chocolate!–
- Listening to jazz while doing any and all of the above.
- Slipping on a pair of gorgeous, brightly-coloured rain boots, grabbing a large, dome-shaped, transparent umbrella and stepping out, if feeling particularly adventurous.
- Planning the next trip, whether a simple weekend getaway or a long, elaborate birthday gift to oneself.
- Making lists, such as this one. I might try working on “100 Things to do Before I Die” on the next rainy day or “25 Things That Drive Me Up the Wall.”