After a weekend of non stop rain since Saturday afternoon, you'd think we'd be all bummed out. But, you'd be wrong. We did have a good time at the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva on Saturday seeing all kinds of friends out doing the same thing. In spite of the torrential downpours yesterday, I had a good day of showing property and still had several hours for good stuff. So, I think it seems safe to say we are pulling out of the rain and into the mystic.
There are several projects I'm working on...continuing to work towards the IMSDesignation (Internet Marketing Specialist) and the inclement weather allowed me to finish homework that I've had to put off while real estate cranks up. I also have a new obsession...hooping. That's right, hooping as in hula hooping. A friend, Kelly Jewell-Timco made me two beautiful new hoops. One is sparkly, deep blues and purples and weighted with water. The other is smaller and used for hand hooping. What a great workout and fun at the same time. Since I couldn't hoop outside because of the weather...well, I guess that's what basements are for! In addition, we treated ourselves to the Rosetta Stone Spanish course for Christmas and it was gratifying to have some time to devote to that as well.
Being home for the better portion of the day also allowed me to continue the pursuit of the "perfect" black beans and rice recipe. I think I came very close. The trick is to not be afraid of adding too much cider vinegar. It gave just the right tang that I was looking for.
So here we are on Monday. It isn't raining...that's a plus. We've even been told by the weather guy that we can expect some sun this morning and temperatures near 70. Of course, that means a good possibility of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon, but even that is exciting and a little more satisfying than just relentless rain.
The Allman Brothers sound seemed like a perfect fit for today. We're out of the rain and into the mystic. Have a great week everyone.