And to think this bothers me, considering I live in SEATTLE! What's wrong with THIS picture???
Actually, it's somewhat of a myth that is told to potential tourists...the Seattle Rain Factor. It IS true...it does rain here more than say Phoenix, AZ, or even Portland, OR. But rain here in this part of the Pacific Northwest is usually something no more than drizzle for days on end...not like what is already predicted for this weekend.
I was watching the late night news yesterday and I was informed by my favorite meteorologist that not one, not two, but THREE different storm systems are scheduled to "hit" the region in the next 72 hours! The storms are bringing winds, heavy rain, probably flooding, and a "damper" to my mood.
I'm not considerably worried about the high winds, although there is a big evergreen tree in my yard that I often wonder about...will it be strong enough to keep it's roots in the ground and not come crashing down on my roof? I have candles, flashlights, and canned food should the wind knock out power lines...I can always find a good book on my shelf to read by candlelight.
The heavy rains and probable flooding are annoying, but not a nuisance to me. After all, I live many feet above the nearest street on a hill! The entire city would need to go under a 100 feet of water before MY place can flood. The streets are a different matter, but if I don't have to go anywhere, I won't...problem solved.
My "mood" is a much bigger problem to tackle...one I'm pretty certain the Seattle Power and Lighting Company really can't fix. It's true I already feel "under the weather" with a cold/flu-like situation brewing in my head and chest...that certainly does not help my mood. I have only stayed off work one day and already I have that Jack Nicholson "Redrum" feeling (from the movie, "The Shining", if you're in need of translation)! I NEED to get out of the cabin...I can only entertain myself for so long with the Internet or the TV (andyou slacker bloggers out there aren't even going to post anything on the weekend, are you?!?).
I've got that sad Karen Carpenter song rolling through the crevices of my grey matter...you know the one...it's the title of this blog. And I can't seem to distract myself from the antsy-depression settling in my bones.
You'd think I'd be "happy" to have this down time...I don't really have to be anywhere this weekend, no one is demanding I speak to them (except the cat), and I have the days to myself. Yet STILL, rainy days and Saturdays always get me down...