Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back to Work

The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.

--Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons--

Well, it is back to work on a rainy day.  (Sigh)  It seems that these three-day weekends pass by so very quickly, and I am finding it gets harder and harder to get myself up and out the door.  On a day like this, I'd like nothing more than to call in sick, pull up the covers, and go back to sleep , but, alas, we are not allowed to call in the day before or after a holiday.  If so, we need a doctor's note. Otherwise, they take one of our personal days from us, and I want to be the one to choose when I take my personal time. 

Oh well, I'm not going to complain.  I'm here, and I am dry, and I plan to make the best of it. A little colder, and we might be in the midst of an ice storm. 

Wishing you all a wonderful day. 


  1. ~today sit by your window and dream of fires roaring, hot tea, scones and friends by yourside...sorry you have to be back at work...hopefully the ice storms passes you by...does not sound like much fun...our snow will be leaving as rain too is coming...wishing you a bright day ahead...much love and blessings~

  2. What lovely opening piece. Must look for that book. Bet it has many lovey words in it.

    Glad you are dry and there. Hope the day goes well. Days after a holiday can be....... -sigh- You know.

    Used to be that way in our store. Mornings after a holiday, were 'wild.'

    "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
    this in turn makes us think more deeply about life,
    which helps us regain our equilibrium."

    ~N. Platt

  3. We are supposed to get sleet, ice and snow. Oh, please, Mary lets bake up some scones, and slather them with jam. Raising a hot cup of tea to you!

  4. Spring rain is best - not long now!

    Have a great day .


  5. Give me SNOW over ice....any day!
    Wishing you a great work week and may it be the weekend again before you know it.