Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down

False.  Actually I love rainy days and Mondays, today just made me think of this song by The Carpenters.  Which, judge away, I happen to love. "You like rainy days and Mondays?  Are you insane?" you ask.  Why no, of course not.  Allow me to explain. We'll start with Mondays, this one makes more sense. I don't have an everlasting dislike of Mondays as your average person may.  Most likely this stems from the fact that I don't have to work a 5 day work week like many others, and the fact that I work a great deal of weekends, which for me makes Monday a very nice day.  A Saturday of sorts.  Now on to the rain.  I love the rain.  I know I was meant to live in the Northwest. I love those deep gray clouds.  I love the smell. I love the cool, misty air. I love sweaters.  My theory is that I love the rain so much because I love to read so much.  Maybe these two do not correlate in your mind, but they very much do in mine. They go hand-in-hand.  Whenever I picture a rainy day I picture me, with a sweater and good book.  Curled up on the couch with a chai latte.  Right? You can't tell me that doesn't sound absolutely divine.
Now I realize it's not Monday, but essentially with the long weekend it is. And while it did rain, it hasn't lasted all day.  But as I stared out the window at work as the rain drizzled the thought just crossed my mind of how nice it would be to curl up with my book that I'm trying so hard to finish and sip some chai as the rain came down. And maybe one of those brown butter bourbon chocolate chip cookies I've been dying to make and try.  More on that later.
Just a happy thought I had today.