Rain (2018)

Everybody is settling in for the night and I am listening to rain fall on the roof, into the gutters and downspouts. I think the shape of the roof amplifies the sound, but I do not mind. I have always been a fan of rainy weather. I have some books to return to the library in the morning, and I really like the idea of cold rain much more than I like the idea of being in it.


I have got to do something to turn around these Mondays because they set the tone for the rest of my week and honestly, after these first two, I just want to cancel everything and stay in the house for the rest of the year.


Last night the kids and I had a really tough time staying asleep. This morning I found out that there was a 3.9 magnitude quake late last night near Mt. St. Helens. I want to shake some things up, not be shaken up in the process.


  1. relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.
    “the company should take strategic actions to cope with fundamental changes in the environment”
    synonyms: planned, calculatedtacticalpoliticaljudiciousprudentshrewd

    “his lawyers were known for their strategic defense methods”

Hello 2018. Meet my word for the year. Inhale. Exhale. Here we go.