Rain always gets me thinking.
Part of it is all the movement.
The rain streaks across windows, slides in streams through gutters, splashes in sheets as car tires push through the puddles. The whole world is alive with it, and my brain seems to absorb it all and move a little faster.
The other part of it is, with it raining, you can’t really step outside, and there’s not much else to do when you’re stuck inside at the computer.
Today was a day of planning in the office. Planning next week’s paper, along with setting the tentative timeline and calendar for our longer feature stories for the rest of the year.
I can’t share all the details of those just yet, but I’m really excited about the content the paper is going to be putting out in the coming months.
In my own notebook I’ve got ideas in the works for features on everything from crime to bands to sports. It’s going to be a great summer.
When I left for the day, I spent my typical two hours between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. first cooking dinner and then eating said dinner on the couch while watching reruns of The Office.
It’s my wind down time. A brief period in the day where I let my brain do the light work of laying back, laughing and letting any stress slip away.
With that done, I stepped into my second office and started work on the website. I had to fine tune a few things with the first entry for Volume 2 to get it ready as well as writing this post as I won’t have much time to do it tomorrow morning or tomorrow night.
I’m heading away for the weekend, and if you’re reading this, it’s probably Saturday morning and it means I’m already in Grand Bend with a bunch of friends.
I don’t have any plans to write while I’m up there, but you never know, my fingers may get a little itchy.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Thanks for reading,