After going through my daily morning routine, I normally decide what is at the top of my to-do list for the day. But this day, the things I had planned to do are thwarted by rain. Cool, blustery rainy days have always meant curling up with a good book and a bowl of soup. Mopping floors and shopping are not the thing to do on a rainy day especially when it is a continuous heavy rain so the mopping and shopping can wait. On top of that, it’s a holiday and the post office is closed so I can’t mail my grandson’s birthday present. So, I sit here pondering what will I do today. What do I want to get accomplished? Other than taking the dogs out in the rain which I can assure you they aren’t excited about there is no other requirement on my time. What should or could be done?
The list of things that could be done are long and go on forever. So many projects; so little desire to do any of them. My friend, Doris, is a highly organized, efficient person and has all her collectibles organized and put away per a recent Facebook post while I have plastic tubs filled with projects that have waited for years to be done. I really don’t want to start them now since I am hoping to start remodeling part of the house later this month which creates too much of a mess to have another one going on as well. Now, that I think of it, I could start packing up the kitchen since that will have to be emptied out, but I really don’t want to do that until I have a definite start date on the remodeling. Really, a lot of things that need to be done are on hold until I get the remodeling completed. In reflection, it seems as though a lot of my life has been spent waiting for other things to happen.
Real life has a way of teaching one patience which is a hard lesson for me. I plan it and want it finished immediately. It’s a fault and I’m not proud of it but that’s the way I’m made, I think, or is it just a habit. Who knows. It is my cross to bear so to speak. Which brings me back to what I want to get done today. I feel as though the day is slipping away from me as the time ticks by and nothing gets done. Ah, what the heck. Everything will still be waiting on me tomorrow. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that housework and projects will wait whereas the need to feed the human spirit be it yours or someone elses won’t. Perhaps, this is the day to feed my own needs refresh myself as the land is being renewed by rain. Perhaps, rain is God’s way of saying slow down, relax, and enjoy the day. Perhaps, I’ll take Him up on it. What would you do?