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Rainy Days and MondaysPosted Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 8:36 AM
Monday morning was a gloomy rainy day. I am not complaining though because I know we desperately need the moisture.
But on days like that, I wish I could sleep in until early afternoon. Then, when I wake up, I would make chocolate chip cookies (actually I would prefer eating a bowl full of chocolate chip cookie dough) and veg out the rest of the day while getting that sugar high.
As I was driving to work I imagined - what if EVERYONE did that on a rainy day.
All those workers at Tyson or Hillshire would have the day off to sleep in and the hogs would have one more day to wallow in the mud created by the rainy day and the turkeys could strut around in their confinement buildings gobble-gobbling with all their turkey friends for a few more hours.
Those employees who get up early to make the doughnuts at Caseys and Storm Lake Bakery wouldn't need to get up out of their warm, cozy beds in the middle of the night like they do every other night because no one would be in to buy doughnuts.
And the people who work at such places as Subway, Burger King, Hardees, McDonalds and prepare those breakfasts for those people who are always in a hurry and want a quick breakfast to get them going, could also stay home.
And all the convenience store workers who get up early to get the coffee pot on for those people who need coffee to get their day going, they could stay home, too, and make coffee for themselves once they wake up, no matter what time that may be.
There would be no lights on in any businesses, doors would remain locked and no one would get a pink slip for missing work for the day.
There would be an area alert for "No School" and the sand man would sprinkle in just a little more sleep into the eyes of the little ones to keep them sleeping just a little longer, so that moms and dads wouldn't have to worry about them.
Car keys would be lost for the day so that no one could travel anywhere.
Lights in the homes would not come on until sunset, after everyone has had a fun-filled, relaxing day of doing nothing except enjoying the company of each other in their family.
It sounds heavenly and greatly impossible.
Everyone is so busy and if we could just learn to relax every once in a while and enjoy our families more, we'd be better off. But there are things to do and money to make.
Yes, I do love rainy days but have never taken the time to just stay inside and make those chocolate chip cookies and do nothing at all. But maybe, when that rain comes another day.
* Lorri Glawe is a member of the Pilot news staff. Reach the columnist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorri Glawe is a reporter for the Pilot Tribune in Storm Lake.