It’s been raining, yesterday and today. We needed it. Now the people on TV can stop going, “Oh no! Panic! Potential Fire Danger!” and instead go, “Oh no! Panic! Possible Tornadoes! Damaging Winds! Golf Ball Size Hail!” for a while. I really shouldn’t make fun of them like that because all those things are possible but every time there’s a storm around here the local TV stations preempt everything that’s supposed to be on (I missed Big Bang Theory last night, dammit.) for their continuous weather reports and it really seems like they’re enjoying themselves. They live for the big storms.
Anyway, no storms today. It’s cold and there’s light, steady rain. When I was out earlier, before the rain started, it was windy and I was not happy about it. Bummer. Windy, cold, not a nice day at all. But this afternoon I decided to goof off and sit down and read for a while. Shortly after I sat down and started reading Three jumped up in my lap. Did you know that a Kindle is perfect for reading with a cat. One hand can be holding the Kindle and the other hand need not pause in the performance of human-kind’s most important duty – petting the cat. And I thought, “This is absolutely perfect.” The rain, a book and a cat. Everyone should take a little break like that once in a while.