The Giddiness of The Storm

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There is something extra magical about a fall storm.

The kids are asleep, the windows are open and the wind and rain are making me giddy.  I am curled up on my bed with a large mug of hot cocoa and tucked into my book.  I haven't read for so long.  Since before Faye was born.  Somehow all my time is used up.  But I have been relishing this quiet afternoon.

I used to devour books.  I read anything I could get my hands on.  But that hasn't happened for a long time.  Which makes me sad.  There is nothing like getting lost in a book.  Becoming the heroine or hero.  Traveling to distant lands, thinking new thoughts.  I decided today, I am going to read one book a month.  This month, a classic by my favorite author.  Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.  Just to get into the Halloween Spirit.  Next month the pre school moms and I are going to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  and have a fun little book club  to eat and talk, and watch the old movie.  I am very excited.  And even if it doesn't work out, I am still going to read the book.  Again.

But now, I have to get up and get ready.  The rain inspired a visit from some dear friends of ours.  They will be arriving this evening, so I need to get a rhubarb pie baked, and the patio cleaned up from the preschool mayhem so we can eat and visit listening to the rain and watching the lightning storm.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE having a covered patio?  I am seriously thinking about moving my reading chair out there.  Nothing could be sweeter.  Reading in the wind and rain and snow, but bundled up nice and warm in my blanket.  *sigh*

I always feel like a child when the weather turns like this.  Perhaps that is why I love it so much.  But when Jeffrey gets home from work we are going to kiss in the rain.  Very unchild like.  We would dance, but my ankle isn't quite ready for it yet.  Anyway, snogging in the rain will entirely make up for it, so no worries there.  We will dance in another rain storm.
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I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am!


Em said…
This post was delicious. One of your best! Nothing like a good book!!!
Those are stunning pictures and a great story to boot. Thanks for the virtual vacation :)

On another note... I wish I had time to read these days!
Laura said…
Love this post, perfect!
I love storms too, it's raining here right now and I totally wish we had a covered porch so I could be sitting there right now.
Susan Anderson said…
I agree with Em. And kissing in the rain sounds almost as good as reading on your covered patio in the rain.

Terra said…
We don't get a lot of fall, usually it just sweeps on through right quick and changes to winter. I like winter, I like a good book and a fireplace, hot cocoa and mittens...I liked your post, I pictured you kissing in the rain, hauling your chair out to the patio and getting your day started too.
The Gift of an Ordinary Day, by Katrina Kenison. Read it. and get tissues.
Emmy said…
Wow I really want it to rain now! How romantic and wonderful.
Lourie said…
I miss reading. I read blogs of course, but's been longer than I care to admit!

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