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Describe a rainy day activity…
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My rainy day activities are what I call catch up time. Most days, I am busy working and by the time I get home at night, I am just too tired to do much more. I’ll blow off a lot of chores and tasks that need to be done just to rest. If it’s been a nice day and is turning into a nice evening, I’m more likely to walk Sadie Sue or spend time meditating on the niceness.
Rainy days afford me much needed indoor time to play catch up. Catch up can include just about anything. After all, it is chore or task I’ve had to back-burner until a later time. The boring list would be shredding and filing, cleaning, laundry or reorganizing storage. I’m sure you don’t want to hear anything about all of that!
The fun stuff I do on rainy days is catching up on reading, research for another topic on either the blog or another book, and doing some art. Sometimes I wonder if this came from the days of childhood where you’d be beside yourself bored because of the rain. My mom would always tell me and my brother to go find something to do. What else could you do but read, study, or craft/art? You could certainly sit in front of the tube, but that’s available any time.
Coloring was a passion of mine in childhood. Like reading blossomed into writing my own stories, coloring became crafting and other visual arts. The drawings in those old coloring books were delightful and taught me a lot about line art. I started out tracing for practice, but eventually grew to be able to draw just about any cartoon. Now I tend to just draw Zo Duck comics and my story boards, which I hope to turn into animations someday (some rainy day).
Painting is another art, along with jewelry making and graphic design. When it’s dreadful out, I hardly notice because I am so buried in these tasks.
Another activity I take up during rainy days is baking. There is almost always some treat that I’ve been meaning to make, which nice days, work and writing has kept me from whipping up.
Research might sound like work to some readers, but for me, a historian and author, there really isn’t anything more engrossing. Learning and studying is a very rewarding task to undertake. It makes me a better writer. It feeds my ego making me feel smarter and perhaps more significant.
Let’s hop on over to see what the other Authors do with their rainy days…