It’s raining today.
Now, for most of you not living in drought-stricken CA, this is no big deal. Fact is, for most of you (say my niece living up in Seattle, WA), this is pretty much a weekly (if not daily) life experience.
However, here in sunny CA this IS a big deal – a very big deal!
So, I’m laying here, cocooned under my cozy comforter with my two cats curled up under my feet, listening to Christmas music and the rain drumming on my roof, thinking,
“It’s really raining cats and dogs out there and I know I need to be walking every day and working on this menopausal midriff of mine, but I think God (and even my Doctor) would give me a pass on this one and let me hang with my cats for a tad longer today.”
Seriously, it’s not fit out there for man or beast today. The wind is howling, my outdoor Christmas decorations (that I meticulously put up 2 days ago, with “fake snow” and all!) are blowing every which way and if I’m not mistaken, I just saw the Christmas hat of our newly acquired Petey the Penguin go flying by my window!
Yep! That’s as good a sign as I needed. No walking for me today! It’s a good excuse to read some of my “fellow bloggers” and catch up with what’s happening in their lives.
O.K., I turn on my computer and one of the first blogs I read about talks about a sitting disease, statistics on diabetes and the obesity epidemic.
“Oh swell,” I’m mumbling to myself, “As if I don’t have enough Catholic guilt making me feel bad about my choice to not get out and walk, she’s gotta use all my great excuses for staying fat and not getting out to exercise today. I especially liked her everyone in my family looks like this (fat!) excuse – sounded good to ME!”
Hm…maybe I’ll read someone else.
I’m not into guilt today. It’s raining too much, for Pete’s Sake!
So, I head on over to one of my favorite bloggers to find out what, pray tell, is her topic for the day?
The Art of Procrastination and how we’re all guilty about putting off things that we KNOW we need to do immediately.
Thank you, Lord. If you thought I didn’t get your message with the first blogger, I think I got your message now, thank you very much!
Get your Buddha belly up, Lucie. Find some way to brave the elements and get outside and start walking.
And that, People, is where I’ll leave you until next week!
In the meantime, remember: it’s the holiday season. Be patient with one another and don’t be drinking too much eggnog!!!