What is it about thunderstorms that put me into such an intense reflective mood?
I lay here in bed, by myself (Jon is at Lake Powell with the boy scouts) and I watch the lightening and listen to the rain beating on my skylights above my bed. Can I just say that the sky lights may be my favorite thing about my whole house?
I LOVE to wake up in the morning and watch the clouds go by or marvel and the intense storms that flicker across my bedroom. There are days that I purposely wake up early just so I can sneak a peak at the birds on my roof top chit chatting with each other, and the warm smoke that rises from my fireplace outside.
Then there are the days that I am ultra lazy and lay in bed so long that I need sunglasses. Yes you got it, I put them on as I lay in bed. My blue ones are my favorite for this.
You know how we all have those secret dreams? Well, one of my shhhh….secret dreams is to have a retractable roof above my bedroom so I can fly kites from the comfort of my bed and lay in the sun *nude* if I want. I would light off fireworks and use an umbrella in the rain. I would let balloons go and watch them fly away. I would have some doves that knew how to fly back to me when they were done playing outside and I would listen to the wind blow above as I slept.
If you think I am kidding, you are wrong. Jon knows of my dreams and amuses me by trying to figure a way to make it happen. They use them for swimming pools right? Why not my bedroom. In fact, I wouldn’t mind a room with one way glass in the trees so I could see out, but people couldn’t see in WITH a retractable roof. NOW we are talkin’!
I can’t believe the storm that is happening as I type! I have two daughters at girls camp right now up in the wilderness in A Frame cabins and believe me when it rains there it is
I have been camp director there for the past 6 years and know of it first hand. The camp sits in a bowl and it echos like you wouldn’t believe. At least I know that they share the same love for thunder and lightening that I do! Every time it rains, the rule in our home is that you run out into the rain and NOT inside. I am sure the leaders are trying to talk them into staying dry right now.
I believe that running in the rain keeps you young!