What a great way to start a Friday morning — enjoying a cuppa Joe and listening to the fire crackling in the cookstove while the coffee boiler sweetens the air with caffeine molecules. My kind of morning.
There is nothing like a rainy morning with a fire in the stove and a pot of coffee steaming its richness into the toasty cabin air. The only thing that could make it more idyllic is a few loaves of bread baking in the oven. These unassuming, humble pleasures. They truly are what make for a full present moment.
I love the sound of rain on a tin roof. The smell of wet wool sweaters. Heck, I even like the smell of wet dog. There is something just so comforting about being tucked inside on an unseasonably-cool, late spring morning. The kind of morning that gives me the inspiration to pause and to appreciate life at its simplest.
After this crazy-wet week of wind, rain, and bluster, I made hay and created my own sunshine. I painted and read and wrote and washed windows on the inside of the cabin. I made a really good dinner that required more than one pot, and I folded some laundry. I mucked out the barn, and I replaced the salt lick with a brand-spankin’ new one. Yes, some days, it just feels good to attend to the quiet things.
If it is raining where you are today — or if you feel a little dreary on the inside — create your own sunshine. Do something out of the ordinary. Take one step closer to completing that project you have been dreaming about. Turn off your computer and call a friend. Pour yourself another cup of coffee and curl up with your journal. Go for a walk with a giant umbrella. Rescue a few stranded worms. Stomp happily and deliberately through a puddle. When was the last time you intentionally got your pretty boots dirty? What’s stopping you?
What’s stopping you? The question that sounds so innocent and easy and, actually, involves a lot more than a one-word answer. Today, I am pulling on my favorite pair of Wellys and I am going to go hunt some puddles. Nothing stopping me today!
I couldn’t resist adding these fun and fanciful Wellys for your Friday (below). Be it raining or shining, these boots are just the ones to have at the ready for some puddle-stomping fun. And if you do encounter a puddle, do some serious damage! What’s stopping you?
And are you missing the sound of the rain? Do you now live in the desert and hearing raindrops? Click on the video below. Listen to the rain and relax. Even better . . . go boot shopping while you listen. [Yes, I am aiding and abetting.] Rain boot shopping! There are so many great styles that combine cuteness with function. I finally broke down and bought a pair (the pink polka dot pair below) for going into town. I feel pretty darned fancy and fun when I wear them, too!
Click on the images or the links below and do some daydreaming about what it would feel like to just let loose and have some spontaneous fun. I am thinking that these boots are the perfect inspiration. So cute!
Oh, and attention all Seattle-ites!
Check out these nifty rain-boot socks! I never cease to be amazed at how clever people are when it comes to thinking things up!
Fashion, function, and FUN!
Happy muddy, puddle-stompin’ trails! xox
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I am a desert rat, and the day you describe – of listening to rain while curled up with a good book or journal, or stomping through puddles – are few and far between. Your delightful post helped me relive days of my past when I lived where it DID rain. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. (And yes, I do miss the sound of rain.)