If you live in the Mid Atlantic states then I know you have been experiencing a lot of wet weather. It has put a halt on a line up of projects I have been working on outside.
So much so that yesterday when the wind whipped up and it looked ominous outside at 9 AM, I decided to call it quits and take the day off -which I rarely ever do during the week.
I sometimes consider a run to the craft store or taking a leisurely stroll through Target while I am out running errands during the week – time off, but it is always with a purpose for a project I am working on, not a real day off.
When I realized that the rain was going to but a damper in my plans for the day, I decided to not look at it as a negative thing – but a positive one.
Why get frustrated that the weather was holding up project completion when I could just sit back and enjoy what the day was offering me – a chance to take a personal day! The rainy day feeling took over and I went with it.
I turned off my computer and got comfy on the couch and decided what I really needed was to read a good book – and not just any book – but fiction! This was a huge treat for me. I haven’t read fiction since I started blogging. I read books on a daily basis, but they are non-fiction – books on photography, computers, blogging, Photoshop, Google, social media, HTML and CSS. I want to learn as much as I can and reading about what I need to know has given me the knowledge to run my blog, but put the time for fiction on the back-burner.
I had picked up a few books for Ed at our local Bookmoblie and decided to pick one from his stack to read. I went with Dan Brown’s Inferno. I liked all of his other books, so I dove right in. It felt good to read a good piece of fiction that took me out of my life and into an adventure far, far way. I didn’t finish it yet, but plan to read the rest tonight.
I realize now how much I have missed reading a good novel and plan to do more of it over the summer. If you have read any good books recently, I could use a few recommendations to make up my summer reading list.
Happy Friday! – Enjoy your weekend – I hope it is a beautiful one.