As I sit here on this late July afternoon in sweatpants and a hoodie, I think, this just isn’t right! I mean the temperature doesn’t feel like January or anything but the sky has been gray and rainy for days now and I feel just-blah with a side of tired. I live at the beach and we have only been there three times this July. I want to scream rain, rain, go away at the top of my lungs and do a little dance to encourage the sun to come out or maybe I should just sing in good faith, The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow. But, guys listen, I get a very real case of the winter blues and it’s rearing it’s ugly head right about now. I don’t know if anyone else out there feels my pain. Last time I was at the beach there was a chance of rain and we took a gamble sitting tight in our chairs, saying, this chance of rain isn’t going to chase us off the beach until it rains. We were like super hopeful the day would turn around. My girlfriends and I even told other people that-we are not leaving this beach. 20 minutes later I was standing in my kitchen, dripping wet, telling my people, “I didn’t even go in the water and I’m wet.”

So what’s a girl to do with all this rain? Last week was vacation bible school so that kept us dry, busy, and totally blessed. Besides that we have had movies to watch, books to read, bowling balls to throw, rock walls to climb, and wet walks with our pup. We even had a rainy week with my family visiting, but that’s a story for another day. In the meantime, rain, rain, go away, I’m going to channel my inner Annie, take the sunshine whenever it comes, head to the gym, enjoy my hoodie, and maybe start using my light therapy lamp again. Hope you are all doing well out there. Thanks for reading!