I Know What an Otter Feels Like

     It was raining when I woke up yesterday morning and was still raining when I went to sleep last night. I don’t think it quit raining once during the entire day.  Unfortunately my plans for the day included a couple of outdoor activities I didn’t want to let go.

     A friend and I had arranged to take a walk together in the morning. Unfortunately we don’t have a new community center with an indoor walking track in our town, it is however in the works.  So we set off for a walk on the Croftville Road. A nice road that follows the shore of Lake Superior. We headed into the wind with the rain in our faces. About half-way to the end of the road my friend asked if we should just turn around. I felt the squish in my shoes, the fabric of my pants stuck to my legs and decided I couldn’t get any more soaked than I already was. We kept going and luckily when we turned around to head back to our vehicle the rain was no longer in our faces. It was coming down in sheets for most of the walk but then it started coming down in notebooks(that’s if the sheets were paper in the first place).  Needless to say when I got home I had to hang all of my clothes in the laundry room so puddles of water could drip off of them.

     Dressed in my second set of clothing for the day my kids and I headed to the football field for the play-off game. It was still windy and the rain was still falling from the sky. I sat in the bleachers for the first half of the game wondering what on earth I was doing there. The kids ran around in the rain with their friends as I acted as a sponge in the bleachers. Abby was ready to leave at half-time with a 50 point lead in the game I was too.  Unfortunately Josh wasn’t ready to leave. I drove Abby back to the town crash pad and changed into dry clothes once again.  I went back to the football game but watched the remainder of the game from inside of the warm and dry vehicle.

     Today the rain has stopped but there’s a 70% chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow. That should give me enough time to dry out, I hope.